Designing neutral grounding systems for Generators require careful consideration of various aspects, which are mainly related to the Generators themselves and, also with respect to other aspects of the overall system design. More importantly, when the Generators to be operated in parallel have dissimilar design, the neutral grounding design must address a whole array of issues and technical requirements. While there are solutions to mitigate these issues, some of them are not appropriate for offshore installations.
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IEEE Standard 142, Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, 2007.
IEEE Standard 141, Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants, 1993.
IEEE Standard C37.101, Guide for Generator Ground Protection, 2006.
Rich Scoggins and David Matuseski, 2014. White paper on Alternator Winding Pitch and Power System Design - Technical information from Cummins Power Generation, Power topic #5981.
Gary Olson, 2010. White paper on Paralleling Dissimilar Generators – An overview, Part 1 - Technical information from Cummins Power Generation, Power topic #9015.
Gary Olson, 2010. White paper on Paralleling Dissimilar Generators – Compatible Alternators, Part 2 - Technical information from Cummins Power Generation, Power topic #9016.
Dr. Jawad Al-Tayie, Chris Whitworth and Dr. Andreas Biebighaeuser, 2013. White paper on AC Generators with 2/3rd and 5/6th winding pitch - Technical information from Cummins Power Generator Technologies, Issue #WP105.
Louie J. Powell, 2000. Stator Fault Damage Considerations for Generators on Solidly Grounded Systems.
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