How to calculate NGR resistance value?

How to calculate the NGR value?

NGR- Neutral grounding resistor. NGR is used to limit the fault current in a generator or a transformer during earth faults. The following factor should be considering before selecting the NGR resistance value.

  1. The fault current should be kept in mind while deciding on the NGR value. Too high a value of the NGR would the limit the current to a very low value which will not be able to activate the earth fault protection.
  2. The system capacitance should be taken care, the NGR should discharge the capacitor during the earth fault. Otherwise the charged capacitor creates transient over voltages.
  3. System voltage should be considered

 

How to calculate NGR resistance value?

calculate the NGR Resistance value
calculate the NGR Resistance value


Consider the maximum fault current flow through the resistor is 100 Amps. There for the current carrying capacity of the resistance is 100 Amps. The system voltage V is 11kV. The phase to ground voltage is 11kV/ √3 Apply ohms law..

How to calculate NGR resistance value?


The NGR resistance value should be 63.5 Ohms for 100 Amps Fault current

 

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