Research on soil composition in Iceland for operation of underground power cables

  • Mælingar

Verkís has concluded research work for Landsnet on ground conditions, humidity and temperature, with regard to the impact of these factors on thermal resistance of the soil. 

The thermal resistance of soil is a vital factor for the current carrying capacity of underground cables. The purpose of the research was to identify preferable soil composition and assess temperature and humidity design conditions for underground power cables.