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Insulation Measurement and Supervision in Live AC and DC Unearthed Systems


Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 167)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Piotr Olszowiec
      Pages 3-15
    3. Piotr Olszowiec
      Pages 43-56


    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Piotr Olszowiec
      Pages 151-167
    3. Piotr Olszowiec
      Pages 169-184
    4. Piotr Olszowiec
      Pages 185-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


Low voltage unearthed (IT) AC and DC systems are commonly applied for supply of power and control circuits in industry, transportation, medical objects etc. The main reasons for their use are high reliability and numerous advantages offered by isolating them against ground. Insulation level is a decisive factor for networks operational reliability and safety. Insufficient insulation-to-ground resistance can cause various disturbances. Though ground faults in IT systems do not make networks operation impossible, they may cause severe problems with their safe functioning.

In this book the most important issues concerning normal operation and ground fault phenomena are described in concise form. Numerous methods of insulation resistance and capacitance measurement in live circuits are presented. Important other procedures of  these parameters determination based on measurement and calculation are explained and reviews of selected insulation resistance measurement devices as well as earth fault locating systems are included. For the text understanding merely basic knowledge of electrical circuits theory is required. This book is addressed to electrical engineers, technicians and students of this specialty and may also serve as an academic handbook.


Electrcial Engineering Ground Fault Phenomena Insulation Monitoring in AC and DC IT Systems

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Elpoautomatyka PolaniecStaszowPoland

About the authors


Piotr Olszowiec (M.Sc. electrical engineer, Poland), graduated from Academy of Mining and Metallurgy (Cracow), has worked over 30 years at Polaniec Power Plant (Poland). He is an owner of two patents relating to insulation resistance measurement in DC circuits. He is also an author of few papers on electrical protections and measurements and numerous articles on power engineering published in Polish technical periodicals. In 2011 COSiW (Poland) published his first book “Insulation Monitoring in DC Networks” (in Polish) based on gained professional experience. The manual “Insulation Measurement and Supervision in Live AC and DC Unearthed Systems” contains an updated overview of theoretical and practical knowledge about insulation monitoring issues.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Insulation Measurement and Supervision in Live AC and DC Unearthed Systems
  • Authors Piotr Olszowiec
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-29754-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44100-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-29755-7
  • Series ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series E-ISSN 1876-1119
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 122 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation
    Electrical Engineering
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