Protective Grounds


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Protective Grounds
1010607 Protective GroundsProtection of the lineman is most important when a transmission or distribution line or a portion of a line is removed from service to be worked on using deenergized procedures. Precautions must be taken to be sure the line is deenergized before the work is started and remains deenergized until the work is completed. The same precautions apply to new lines when construction has progressed to the point where they can be energized from any source.The installation of protective grounds and short-circuiting leads at the worksite protect against the hazards of static charges on the line, induced voltages, and accidental energizing of the line.When a deenergized line and an ener…
Citation
Thomas M. Shoemaker; James E. Mack: Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Twelfth Edition. Protective Grounds, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export