Masters Theses

Abstract

"The primary objective of this investigation was to determine the general applicability of Single Phase Earth Return(SWER) system for rural electrification where the load density is low, for example electrification of farms and small villages in emerging nations. The limitations of SWER system of distribution are many and it is necessary to make judicious use of such transmission. In this investigation the construction costs of transmission and distribution by SWER system is compared with single phase and three phase systems for loads of 25KVA and 50KVA. Phase converters are required to operate a three phase motor on a single phase supply. Three different types of static phase converters are discussed and their merits and costs are compared. Four different types of grounding systems are discussed in this study. The heating of earth electrodes due to continuous ground current flowing through the electrodes is investigated. Co-ordination of SWER systems with telecommunication lines is discussed in detail. Danger to humans and animals due to potential gradient at the surface of the earth in the vicinity of the grounding system caused by continuous ground current is also investigated in this study"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Morgan, J. Derald

Committee Member(s)

McPherson, George, 1921-
Amos, John

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

viii, 68 pages

Rights

© 1972 Balwinder Singh Samra, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Rural electrification
Remote area power supply systems
Electric power systems
Electric current converters

Thesis Number

T 2722

Print OCLC #

6033357

Electronic OCLC #

882928914

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