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Tower Footing Earth Impedance
Measurement Instrument

PREZIOHM TFR is innovative product of TAURUS designed to measure

impedance along with resistance of transmission line tower footing without
disconnecting the overhead earth wire. The tower earthing has an important
influence on a) Reducing the number of Faults in power system. b) Dealing
with effects of proximity between power system and railway or
telecommunication systems & c) Ensuring the safety of people near tower.
PREZIOHM TFR is a high frequency earth tester, used to measure the tower
earth resistance to discharge transient power frequencies in to ground
ensuring the equipment and personnel are safe from any hazard. Also usefull
in determining the effectiveness of lightning or surge grounding capacity of
any tower by measuring the tower footing impedence.

PREZIOHM TFR is a portable system specially designed to measure
impedance and resistance of transmission line tower footing without
necessitating removal of top ground wire.
PREZIOHM TFR has a wide measurement range (0to 2k ohms) and is
immune to power frequency interference and its harmonics. The
instrument is designed to operate in a highly induced environment
and to give highly stable, reliable, repeatable readings with its strong
capability of noise & leakage current/ voltage suppression.


Measures impedance along with resistance of the transmission line tower footing
without isolating overhead earth wire

Automatic suppression of all noise and leakage currents

Metallic shielding to suppress EMI interference and EMC compliance

Dynamic measurement

Rock steady, reliable and repeatable readings in induced environment

High capacity battery for long and continuous operation

An ISO 9001 : 2008 Company

Salient Features

The equipment operates at 25 kHz which and virtually isolates the parallel transmission
tower earth path without physical isolation of over head earth wire by use of this high frequency and
neutralizing circuits.

Reliable, steady, repeatable readings in induced environment

Constant current output (20mA) from a high voltage source (250V) to override the noise in the induced

The TAURUS PREZIOHM TFR is designed to be immune to power frequency and its harmonics

Dynamic measurement.

Housed in IP67 pelican casing.


Specification :

Principle of operation : Fall of potential (3 point) with high frequency

Application Soil resistivity and ground resistance measurement

Range : 0.01 to 2 k

Voltage output : 250V

Frequency : 25 kHz as per IEEE 81-1983

Short circuit current : 20mA

Measurement Accuracy : +/- 5%

Graphic LCD display with high resolution

12V, 7Ah rechargeable maintenance free battery for long and continuous operation

IP 67 pelican casing

Operating and storage temperature: -10 to + 50C

Memory: automatic storing of 1000 results

Download to PC with GPS - optional


The guide IEEE 81-1983 in their numeral 12.6 suggests that the transmission lines tower footing measurement should
be implemented with a high frequency ground resistance meter, which operates at 25KHz.

The degree of lightning protection depends on the impulse impedence and not the power frequency resistance.

Cigre paper on ''Methods for measuring the earth resistance of transmission towers equipped with earth wires'' gives
reference to frequency dependency of tower earth impedence. For low frequencies the earth impedence is a pure
resistance and raises with constant and equal to its dc resistance. At high frequency the earthing behaviour is
inductune the impedence value raises with the square root of frequency.

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