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Topic Title: Cable bedding
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Created On: 20 September 2017 12:41 PM
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 20 September 2017 12:41 PM
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How deep a bedding and blinding layer should be allowed before it's used instead of the native soil for the thermal resistivity?

I not managed to find an answer in reference books so I've been conservative on this in the past (i.e. if sand has been used, of any depth, then for calcs assume well-drained sand @ 2.5Km/W). Obviously this depends on the backfill.

I've compared results with some IEC-method tools and it seems to support my conservative approach but but I wonder if that's overkill in reality (since moisture retained in native clay would probably stop a few cm of sand drying out so quickly) and I can use smaller conductors / more bedding / less CBS. Which would be nice, but I'd like to have something to point at to back it up.


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