Ground Soil Resistivity is Part 1 of a series of short posts on Soil Resistivity Testing and the common mistakes encountered. We offer practical advice on how to avoid the Soil Resistivity Testing 10 Common Mistakes.
Soil Resistivity Testing 10 Common Mistakes
What is Ground Soil Resistivity?
‘Soil‘ is the term used in Electrical Earthing Design to define the upper geology. Which is of particular interest to us when designing earthing or grounding systems. The soil is the local geology consisting of layers that are primarily composed of minerals, mixed with at least some organic matter. However this differs from their parent materials in their texture, structure, consistency, colour, chemical, biological and other characteristics.
Geologists might refer to soil as the combination of ‘drift’ and/or bedrock. The layman might refer to Soil more as ‘dirt’ or ‘ground’ (not to be confused with the American term).
The soil is the loose covering of fine rock particles that covers the surface of the earth. Therefore the soil is the end product of the influence of the climate, relief (slope), organisms, parent materials (original minerals), and time. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil)[Read more…] about Soil Resistivity Testing Ground Soil Resistivity