Effective Earthing System in the Corrosive Soil of Niger Delta
Hachimenum Nyebuchi Amadi
Hachimenum Nyebuchi Amadi, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on April 02, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on April 08, 2015. | Manuscript published on April 25, 2015. | PP:5-9 | Volume-3 Issue-6, April 2015. | Retrieval Number: F0963043615
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Abstract: In order to perform its basic function life and property, every power system needs that is effective and efficient. Recent studies Niger Delta show that its soil is corrosive and the earthing system thereby rendering same posing a great danger to human life and property. reviewed several scholarly literature related possible causes of earthing system failures corrosive soils, poor workmanship, wrong materials, lack of maintenance etc. were hindering effective and sustainable earthing Delta. The paper, therefore, recommends experienced workmen, choice of quality periodic testing, inspection and maintenance improve the earthing condition in the area.
Keywords: Corrosion, Earthing, Electricity, Niger Delta, Protection