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E3 Earthing Manual Soil Resistivity

E3 Earthing Manual Soil Resistivity

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Earth resitivity measurement
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Version: 2 Date of Issue: December 2006Author: Nigel Johnson Job Title: Earthing SpecialistApprover: Patrick Booth Job Title: Asset Manager 
Earthing ManualSection E3
Soil Resistivity Measurements
 
 
Eathing ManualSection E3 Soil Resistivity Measurements
 
Version: 2 Date of Issue: December 2006 Page 2 of 14
The master version of the this document resides in the E.ON UK Documentum database
CAUTION – any other copy may be out of date
© Central Networks plc
 
Revision Log
 
Version: 2.0 Prepared by: Nigel Johnson Date: December 2006Re-branded to E.ON Central Networks.Version: 1.0 Prepared by: Nigel Johnson Date: April 2006New document issued.
 
 
Eathing ManualSection E3 Soil Resistivity Measurements
 
Version: 2 Date of Issue: December 2006 Page 3 of 14
The master version of the this document resides in the E.ON UK Documentum database
CAUTION – any other copy may be out of date
© Central Networks plc
 
CONTENTSE3.0
 
INTRODUCTION 4
 
E3.1 Wenner Method for Measuring Soil Resistivity at Primary/Grid sites 5
 
E3.1.1
 
Instruments 5
 
E3.1.2
 
Checks for other buried equipment 5
 
E3.1.3
 
Wenner Test Method 6
 
E3.1.4
 
Probes in areas of tarmac or concrete 8
 
E3.1.5
 
Problems with depth of probes 8
 
E3.1.6
 
Fluctuating results 8
 
E3.2 “One Rod Method” for Measuring Soil Resistivity at Distribution Sites 9
 
E3.3 Estimation of Soil Resistivity using Geological Survey Data 10
 
APPENDIX AE3.1 CHART FOR “ONE ROD METHOD” RESISTIVITY TEST 12
 
APPENDIX AE3.2 CHART FOR WENNER TEST 13
 
Appendix AE3.3 - Wenner Soil Resistivity Field Sheet 14
 

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