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Topic Title: Needed help with a technical term
Topic Summary: Electrical grid - drain earthing
Created On: 17 September 2012 03:44 PM
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 17 September 2012 03:44 PM
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Beata86

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Hello everybody,

This is probably a very unusual question.

I'm a translator and I'm currently translating a document on H&S procedures on the construction and maintenance of electrical substations. There is one term that I have troubles with and have looked for the definition everywhere and also asked more experienced translators for help. I even contacted my client for help, but the answer I got was apparently from some secretary who did not know much about the topic.

Maybe you could help me with that. I need to know what kind of earthing is "drain earthing". I would appreciate if somebody could give me a descriptive definition or tell me how different is it from other types of earthing.

Thank you very much in advance!

Kind regards,
Beata
 18 September 2012 08:14 AM
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SteveYew

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Hi Beata,

I've had a bit of a look for you and drain earthing appears to be a type of earthing applied when working on overhead lines for the safety of the worker.

Regards
Steve
 18 September 2012 09:53 AM
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Beata86

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Dear Steve,

Thank you so much! It finally makes sense now

Kind regards,
Beata
 03 October 2012 10:48 PM
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wtf78

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Drain Earth is the definition given to an earth used to prevent induced and impressed voltages when working primarily on overhead line circuits.
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