Locating Ground Faults in DC Systems

Eagle Eye Power Solution's GFL-1000 ground fault locator is an essential instrument to pinpoint faulty grounding where electrical cables have breakage and lost to the ground. The GFL-1000 is an essential preventative maintenance tool that increases the reliability of electrical equipment.

Locating Ground Faults in DC Systems

Ground Fault Detector for Utilities

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – (March 20, 2014) – Eagle Eye Power Solution's GFL-1000 ground fault locator is an essential instrument to pinpoint faulty grounding where electrical cables have breakage and lost to the ground. The GFL-1000 is an essential preventative maintenance tool that 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 fast-detect, track and locate virtual grounding faults saving hours of costly troubleshooting. The GFL-1000 is particularly useful in any industry where supply of power for operating measurement, communication and control equipment is critical – including locomotive, telecom, power utilities and other industrial facilities.

Utilities commonly use the GFL-1000 to meet NERC compliance. The GFL-1000 is recommended by NERC PRC-005-2 to inspect for unintentional grounds for Vented Lead-Acid, Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid and NiCad batteries every four calendar months. In many cases, the first ground that appears on a battery is a non-issue. Unintentional grounds that appear on the opposite pole become problematic, and it is up to the user to determine if corrective actions are needed on detected unintentional DC grounds to reduce any possible consequences.

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