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Grounding enhancement material from industrial by-product

Muhammad Muhyiddin, Hafizul Tarmizi (2010) Grounding enhancement material from industrial by-product. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.



The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of additive material to improve the grounding performance. The material selection is based on industrial waste, where that can be obtain from Palm Oil Milling Factory and Coal-Fired Power Plant. The moisture content of these materials and their combination were studied and the effectiveness were highlighted. The ability of these materials to absorbed moisture can directly influence an effect reducing the grounding electrode resistance value. Grounding Enhancement Material (GEM) were developed and studied for their performance to improve soil resistivity. GEM was used as an additive material for ground resistance value reduction of a mock-up grid system. As a result, it was discovered that by using GEM the grounding resistance of the mock-up grid reduced. From three type of GEM developed during the study, Empty Fruit Bunch Ash based GEM provide better improvement to soil resistivity value and thus reducing the ground resistance value of the test scaled-down grounding system.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Elektrik - Kuasa)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2010; Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Hussein Ahmad
Uncontrolled Keywords:palm oil milling factory, grounding enhancement material (GEM)
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:22011
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:09 Feb 2012 17:01
Last Modified:20 Sep 2017 13:01

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