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Software for Grounding System Analysis

GSA is a computation code for substation grounding grid design and analysis of low frequency grounding systems developed by SINT Informatica Srl. GSA considers both European standard CENELEC (European countries: EN 61936-1:2010 and EN 50522:2010) and American standard IEEE Std 80™-2000.

This Ground Grid Design Software help engineers to visualize their substation grounding designs and decide where to locate protections and other equipment requirements.



 Note: GSA is a GSLab Module.


GSA is able to analyse the performance of grounding systems of any shape with a high detail level.
The numerical and graphical input data, the optimised and validated computation algorithms and powerful graphical facilities render GSA an indispensable tool for grounding system design and verification.
In the next future GSA will be part of the NEPLAN® power system analysis software.


grounding  system software Electrical data (e.g. single phase to earth fault current, data for calculation of earthing current, intervention time of protections, reference standard, etc.)
grounding  system software Geometrical data (e.g. grounding system layout, materials, etc.)
grounding  system software Physical data (e.g. soil resistivity or apparent resistivity measured values, superficial thin layer characteristics, etc.)


grounding  system software Decrement factor (Df) as per IEEE standard
grounding  system software Split factor (r) as per CENELEC standard or (Sf) as per IEEE standard
grounding  system software Earthing current
grounding  system software Minimum cross section of grounding system conductors for thermal specification
grounding  system software Double layer model soil parameters from on site measurements values of apparent resistivity
grounding  system software Reduction factor of touch and step voltages due to a superficial thin layer (Cs) as per IEEE standard
grounding  system software Maximum permissible touch and step voltages as per CENELEC and IEEE standards
grounding  system software Ground resistance and Ground Potential Rise values of either every grounding system or underground electrodes
grounding  system software Leakage current density distribution with 3D graphical representation to verify the contribution and the efficiency of grounding system portions
grounding  system software Ground potentials and touch and step voltages distributions on surface straight line or rectangular area by 2D or 3D coloured graphic representations, for individuation of hazardous potential areas
grounding  system software List of material used for grounding system (wires and rods)
grounding  system software Orthographic projections or isometric representations of grounding system


Grounding  Grids Possibility to choose the language (English / Spanish / German / Italian)
Grounding  Grids Finite element analysis of grounding systems of any shape, with choice of number of elementary sources to be considered
Grounding  Grids Possibility to consider more than one grounding system on the same calculation, including for instance return electrodes, transmission line grounding systems or floating potential underground electrodes
Grounding  Grids Characterization of soil as uniform or double layer model in addition with a superficial thin layer
Grounding  Grids Possibility to consider electrodes encased in concrete or buried in treated soil to lower resistivity
Grounding  Grids Libraries with typical resistivity values of soil and the most common types of surface layer materials
Grounding  Grids Possibility to export the graphic outputs to other WINDOWS® applications



Tags: Grounding and Earthing Analysis, Grounding Systems, Earth Resistance, Touch and step voltages, Soil modeling, Lightning protection, Soil ionization, impulse impedance

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