Grounding Audit: Measurements, Analysis and Design

Online /
Apr 2 - 3, 2019 /
Course Code: 0416-WEB19

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After participating in this webinar you will be able to do the following:

  • identify and prevent safety hazards to personnel who come in contact with electrical systems
  • prevent equipment failures and malfunctions by employing proper grounding techniques
  • interpret codes and standards related to grounding
  • ensure proper operation of communications, computer, and control systems
  • categorize substation grounding concepts

This webinar aims to make grounding and bonding of electrical systems a less daunting process. A balance of theory and practice will provide a firm foundation of knowledge for your next design or construction project. The webinar material will prepare you to correct problems in your electrical system and improve safety, efficiency, and power quality. Additionally, a case study will be used to discuss grounding and bonding applications in a substation, reinforcing fundamental principles.

To familiarize participants with the fundamentals, applications, and necessity of electrical grounding and bonding techniques, thereby improving personnel safety and operations efficiency.

Who Should Attend
Electrical engineers; design engineers; electrical engineering managers; project managers; power quality specialists; maintenance managers; consultants; electronics and controls personnel; technologists responsible for the design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, or maintenance of electrical systems.

More Information

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


Webinar Content


  • Definitions
  • Electrical code objectives
  • Ground currents
  • Resistance and resistivity
  • Electrical shock hazards

What is Grounding?

  • Grounding methods
  • Electrical code requirements
  • System grounding: single and multiple services
  • Leakage current flow
  • Grounding electrodes and grounding methods

Electrical Safety Grounding

  • Common electrical hazards
  • Rules for working around live electrical equipment
  • Electrical safety grounding
  • Electrical code clearances

What Is Bonding?

  • Grounding and bonding: the differences
  • Body resistance and electric shock
  • Bonding definition and purposes
  • Electrical code requirements

Substation Grounding

  • Permissible body currents
  • Step and touch potentials
  • Grounding resistance and resistivity
  • Substation ground electrodes
  • ANSI/IEEE grounding standard

Measurement Techniques / Modeling and Analysis

  • Ground grid resistance and resistivity
  • Measurement methods
  • Substation Ground grid software modeling

Case Study: Grounding System Audit of a Medium Voltage Substation


Khaled Akida, P.Eng., MBA, M.Sc.

Khaled is a registered professional engineer and general manager of TEEBA Engineering Inc. He has extensive experience in substation design, power system studies, power quality audits, EMF and grounding design, field testing and EHS program settings.

Khaled received his M.Sc. from The University of New Brunswick and his MBA from Laurier School of Business. He has managed and executed various electrical engineering projects for major electrical, industrial and commercial facilities in Canada and the US.

He has various IEEE publications, is a technical reviewer for many IEEE journals and is a certified electrical safety trainer for GE. Khaled has been the recipient of GE Management Award and has many leadership certifications from GE Leadership Development Centre at Crotonville.

As a certified electrical safety trainer by GE Corporate, Khaled has taught many technical courses across Canada, USA, Asia and Middle East to industrial customers, electrical consultants and electrical utilities customers.


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Fee & Credits
  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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