3. Earthing of Electric Distribution Systems

  1. Abdelhay A. Sallam and
  2. Om P. Malik

Published Online: 8 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch3

Electric Distribution Systems

Electric Distribution Systems

How to Cite

Sallam, A. A. and Malik, O. P. (2011) Earthing of Electric Distribution Systems, in Electric Distribution Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470276822

Online ISBN: 9780470943854



  • protection and distribution switchgear - electric distribution system earthing, role in safe and reliable operation of electric network;
  • earthing, avoiding - impact of lightning overvoltage on MV networks;
  • fall-of-potential method - for measuring earth resistance of earth rod or small grid


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic Objectives

  • Earthing Electric Equipment

  • System Earthing

  • MV Earthing Systems

  • Earthing Systems in LV Distribution Networks