TERMIUM Plus®

The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.

ELECTRICAL SEPARATION [1 record]

Record 1 2008-08-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Protection and Safety (Electrical Engineering)
CONT

Electrical separation is a protective measure in which basic protection is provided by basic insulation of live parts or by barriers or enclosures and fault protection is provided by simple separation of the separated circuit from other circuits and from earth.

CONT

The two main principles underlying protection by electrical separation is that neither the source of the supply nor any live parts of the separated circuit is connected to any other circuit or to earth. Thus, in the event of a single fault to an exposed conductive-part of equipment in the separated circuit, fault protection is afforded because there is no path for fault current to return to the source.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Protection et prévention (Électrotechnique)
CONT

La protection par séparation électrique [...] revient à réaliser un petit circuit à neutre isolé, la sécurité étant assurée par l'isolement de ce circuit. En effet, en cas de défaut d'isolement, la masse correspondante se trouve portée à un certain potentiel non fixé, et un contact avec cette masse ne présente pas de danger puisque le circuit de défaut n'est pas fermé.

Spanish

Save record 1

Copyright notice for the TERMIUM Plus® data bank

© Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2021
TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank
A product of the Translation Bureau

Features

Language Portal of Canada

Access a collection of Canadian resources on all aspects of English and French, including quizzes.

Writing tools

The Language Portal’s writing tools have a new look! Easy to consult, they give you access to a wealth of information that will help you write better in English and French.

Glossaries and vocabularies

Access Translation Bureau glossaries and vocabularies.

Date Modified: