TRAINING.

Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Systems

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Aug 10 - 12, 2020 /
Course Code: 0801-ONL20

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please Note:
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This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST (Will include the usual breaks and lunch) *********************************************************************************

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • 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 communication, computer and control systems by proper grounding and bonding
  • Apply to your projects lightning protection methods

Description
Grounding and bonding systems ensure that electrical systems are safe from electric shock and fires by limiting the voltage imposed by lightning, line surges, or unintentional contact with high voltage lines as well as a ground-fault. An integrated approach of theory and practice will ensure you have a firm foundation of knowledge when you begin your next design or construction project, or when you encounter problems in your electrical system which must be corrected for safety, operational or power quality reasons.

Case studies will be presented to discuss grounding and bonding applications in a variety of areas (industrial and substation) in order to reinforce fundamental grounding principles common to a variety of applications.

Course Outline:

  • Grounding
  • Grounding vs. bonding
  • Electrical code requirements and standards
  • Grounding resistance and resistivity
  • Substation grounding
  • Electronic equipment
  • Lightning protection
  • Measurement techniques

Who Should Attend
Electrical Engineers • Design Engineers • Managers • Project Managers • Power Quality Specialists • Maintenance Managers • Consultants • Electronics and Controls personnel • Traffic Signal Designers and Operators • Technologists

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Syllabus

Please Note:
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This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST (Will include the usual breaks and lunch) *********************************************************************************

Daily Schedule
9:00 Course begins
12:00 -1:00 pm  Lunch
3:00 Adjournment

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Introduction

  • 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
  • Unwanted current flow
  • Grounding electrodes and grounding methods
  • Effects of emergency generators

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
  • Methods of bonding and what must be bonded
  • Single point bonding

Other Important Information

  • Ground faults – impedance effects and effective fault paths
  • Earth resistance vs. resistivity
  • Ground fault protection
  • Single conductor cables - circulating and eddy currents

Questions and Answers

Adjournment

Day II

Substation Grounding

  • Permissible body currents
  • Step and touch potentials
  • Grounding resistance and resistivity
  • Substation ground electrodes
  • ANSI/IEEE grounding standard (IEEE 80, 81 and 142)

Electronic Equipment

  • Frequency and power quality
  • Frequency response of conductors
  • Isolation grounding
  • Minimizing electrical interference
  • Shielding methods

Lightning Protection

  • The nature of lightning
  • Lightning protection principles and methods
  • Protection equipment and grounding methods
  • Surge protection and insulation coordination

Day III

Data Center Grounding

  • Bus Bars types
  • Grounding Design Consideration
  • Wires Selections

Measurement Techniques

  • Ground resistance and resistivity
  • Effects of moisture and temperature
  • Measurement methods
  • Step and Touch Potential
  • Crushed Stones resistivity

Hazardous Area Classifications (HAC)

  • Relation to Static Electricity
  • Grounding and Bonding relations to  HAC

Case Study I – Retrofitting an Existing Installation

Case Study II – Surge Protection

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Final Adjournment

Instructor

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

$1795 + taxes

  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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