5. Protection of Electric Distribution Systems

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

Published Online: 8 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch5

Electric Distribution Systems

Electric Distribution Systems

How to Cite

Sallam, A. A. and Malik, O. P. (2011) Protection of Electric Distribution Systems, in Electric Distribution Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch5

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470276822

Online ISBN: 9780470943854



  • electric distribution system protection - and different types of faults;
  • distribution system, and protection devices - monitoring electric status of system components and de-energizing them;
  • reclosers, sectionalizers and fuses - devices, used in protection of distribution systems, than relays


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of Relay Construction

  • Overcurrent Protection

  • Reclosers, Sectionalizers, and Fuses

  • Directional Protection

  • Differential Protection

  • Thermal Protection

  • Overvoltage Protection