Ground Fault Detection for Substations

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Eagle Eye Power Solution's GFL-1000 ground fault locator pinpoints faulty grounding where electrical cables have breakage and lost to the ground. The GFL-1000 is a preventative maintenance tool commonly used at power utilities, which increases the reliability of electrical equipment.

A ground fault is an unintentional electrical path between a power source and a grounded service, and can occur at any time. They often occur when equipment is damaged or defective. Ground faults often go unnoticed and can cause problems with plant production processes. Ground faults cause serious damage to equipment and to production processes, and also create health and safety risks to personnel.

The Eagle Eye GFL-1000 pinpoints ground faults by accurately measuring grounding resistance and distributing capacitance. Based on different distributing capacitance, it selects the right output frequency for testing, enabling it to be used in a variety of dc systems-including dc systems of high resistance.

The GFL-1000 is built based on years of field experience in different dc systems to quickly detect, track and locate virtual grounding faults-saving hours of costly troubleshooting.

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