Grounding Design Software
Safe Engineering Services & Technologies ltd. (SES) offers the most powerful grounding analysis software packages in the industry. J Williamson Engineering is a licensed owner of Multi-GroundZ+ software which is part of the CDEGS family of software packages for modeling grounding systems.
For more information on SES, CDEGS or MultigroundZ+ visit the SES website: http:www.sestech.com/
Lightning Performance Analysis Software
J Williamson Engineering Inc. utilizes the Sigma family of insulation co-ordination software. There are three modules to this software family which are SLP, SPX and SSH.
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Grounding Test Equipment
J Williamson Engineering Inc uses the AEMC Ground Tester model 6472 with model 6474 vectorial processing unit. This test set includes Rogowski coil sensors to permit the distinct measurement of ground impedance of a single electrode while it is still connected to a multigrounded system. For more information on the AEMC 6472/6474 test sets visit the AEMC website:
Substation Grounding Tests
Substation ground system testing requires specialized test equipment rather than the traditional portable grounding test sets. J Williamson has experience using the new Omicron test model CPC 100 Multifunctional Primary Test System with the CP CU1 coupling unit for Line and Ground Impedance measurement. Current injection is done at 40 and 80 hertz followed by measurements of Step/Touch voltages. Step and Touch voltages are measured with the Omicron Frequency Selective Voltmeter CP AL1.
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Safe Engineering Services & Technologies ltd. (SES) offers the most powerful grounding analysis software packages in the industry.
J Williamson Engineering is a licensed owner of Multi-GroundZ+ software which is part of the CDEGS family
Sigma SLP software is utilized to model the transmission line parameters and optimize the lightning performance of a transmission line.
SSH software is used for the optimization of high voltage substation direct lightning stroke protection system.
Field testing of grounding systems are be completed to verify the design model and the overall safety of the grounding system. Testing of a substation grounding system includes measurement of ground impedance, current split, Step/Touch voltages and resistance of buried connections.