Earthing conductor size calculator:
Earthing conductor is used to carrying the electrical fault current to the ground. Here our earthing size calculator is used to calculate the exact required earthing conductor size in sqmm.
Enter the fault current in kilo Amps and fault clearing time in Sec. Then press the calculate button to get the required earth conductor size in Sqmm.
Earthing conductor size calculation Formula:
Earth conductor size PE(Sqmm) in sqmm is equal to the square root of maximum operating time t(S) in Seconds times of fault current square I(fault-A) divided by material constant k. Hence we can write the formula for finding earth conductor size as below,
Earth conductor size PE(Sqmm) = √ (I(Fault-A)2 x t(s)) / k
|Material||Material Constant (k)|
But by considering Safety factor as 1.5,
Earth conductor size PE(Sqmm) =1.5 x √ (I(Fault-A)2 x t(s)) / k
Here safety factor is your choice,
Let we calculate the required GI earth conductor size for 20kA Fault Current at 0.5 sec.
Use our formula,
Earth Conductor size = √ (200002 x 0.5) / 80
= 20000 x 0.707 / 80
= 176.8 Sqmm
Generally, GI is availed in the busbar structure hence Or You can take any combination of conductor size such as 50×3.5 Sqmm or 25x8Sqmm etc.
However, the size of the conductor is above the resultant size.