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Soil Thermal Resistivity

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Soil Thermal Resistivity from Tempsand

Heat is produced from all wire when an electrical current is passed through it. When buried this heat is radiated out into the soil. If the surrounding media has a high soil thermal resistivity then the heat is accumulated. The surrounding soil then starts to accumulate the heat and if it is not dissipated higher electrical resistivity in the wire will ensue at the very least, or if the heat continues to build melting of the cable could take place. Field testing of the soil for its thermal resistivity is essential in our modern world. Power companies of today use this tool so they can reap more productivity from their cables. Dispersing the heat through a bedding media that has a low soil thermal resistivity means smaller wires can transfer the same electricity as large more expensive cables. Here we are about to do field testing of the soil thermal resistivity.