When the neutral spacing is aquot;compressedaquot; (ultimately up to the crossarm, as in one REA standard), it is difficult for a falling phase wire to make metallic contact. ... This configuration can be a dangerous backfeed source during load-side down situations. ... Down-wire protection should follow this same assessment scheme.
|Title||:||Detection of downed conductors on utility distribution systems|
|Author||:||B. Don Russell, IEEE Power Engineering Society. Power Engineering Education Committee|