An experimental study of the rise of potential on commercial transmission lines due to static disturbances caused by switching, grounding, etc

Author(s): Percy H. Thomas
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1905
Volume: 24
Page(s): 705 - 742
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1905.6742161



The purpose for which the tests hereinafter described were undertaken was the experimental study of "static effects," on full-sized commercial systems, the method used being the isolation of the various sorts of phenomena and the elimination of disturbing influences. It was hoped that by a study of the effects of simple fundamental causes on commercial plants the understanding and control of the more complex static disturbances met with in actual experience would be much facilitated.