# Ground Clearance of Different Transmission Lines

Published on 24/2/2012 and last updated on Saturday 28th of April 2018 at 05:08:12 PMAs per this clause, of IE 1956, minimum ground clearance of 33KV uninsulated electrical conductor is 5.2 meter. This clearance is increased by 0.3 meter for every 33KV above 33KV. According to this logic, the minimum ground clearance of 400KV transmission line would be, 400KV – 33KV = 367KV and 367KV/33KV ≈ 11 Now, 11 × 0.3 = 3.33 meter. So, as per logic, the ground clearance of 400KV bottom conductor would be, 5.2 + 3.33 = 8.53 ≈ 8.84 meter(considering other factors).

For, same logic the minimum ground clearance of 220KV transmission line would be, 220KV – 33KV = 187KV and 187KV/33KV ≈ 5.666 Now, 5.666 X 0.3 = 1.7 meter. So, as per logic, the ground clearance of 220KV bottom conductor would be, 5.2 + 1.7 = 6.9 ≈ 7 meter. For, same logic the minimum ground clearance of 132KV transmission line would be, 132KV – 33KV = 99KV and 99KV/33KV = 3 Now, 3 × 0.3 = 0.9 meter. So, as per logic, the ground clearance of 132KV bottom conductor would be, 5.2 + 0.9 = 6.1 meter. The minimum clearance of 66KV transmission line is also taken as 6.1 meters. Actually, in any case, the ground clearance should not be less than 6.1 meters across a street. So, ground clearance of 33KV line should also be maintained 6.1 meters across a street. Ground clearance of 33KV bottom conductor would be 5.2 meters above cultivated land.

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