is a lot of misunderstanding in the subject of electrical grounding.
This course will help you understand the subject of grounding and
bonding from its basic principles to the most common applications in
the industry today. This course will discuss the NEC requirements for
proper grounding and bonding, equipment ground fault protection &
coordination, lightning protection system grounding & bonding, and
substation grounding grids.
- After taking this course,
you will be able to address the majority of grounding challenges you
might find at work. Also, you will be able to apply this newly acquired
knowledge to situations not specifically explained in this course.
Why You Should Attend this Course:
Electrical grounding is essential to electrical safety, equipment
protection, and continuity of service. Electrical shock in general,
electrocution, uncontrolled arcing ground faults, thunderstorm damage
to crucial electronic sensitive devices (computers, telecom, controls,
etc.), and many other challenges affecting power quality are
consequences of bad electrical grounding.
all these adverse consequences are related to bad electrical grounding,
it is imperative that the responsible engineer understands how to
identify and correct electrical installations with bad grounding.
Additionally, these issues should have high priority when allocating
budgets for running a reliably electrical distribution system.
- Basic computer skills
- Basic working knowledge of the SKM PTW Software
- Students are urged to review:
- NEC 2014: Section 250, Grounding and Bonding
- IEEE STD 142-2007, Green Book
- IEEE STD 1100-2005, Emerald Book
- IEEEE Std. 80-2000, IEEE Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding
first part of this course will cover grounding and bonding according to
the NEC and other IEEE standards. We will explain the basics concepts
on why and how to ground.
the main challenge is potential difference and that bonding is the
preferred solution method instead of having a low resistance to ground
(the proposed magic bullet to solve grounding problems). There will be
hands-on exercises where you will apply the acquired knowledge to solve
This course will also
cover ground fault protection and coordination. The SKM software will
be used to simulate grounding challenges and propose solutions. Again,
you will engage in hands-on exercises to solve ground fault protection
and coordination problems.
Lightning phenomena will be explained to
show why it is important to understand these phenomena when designing
adequate lightning grounding systems. Negative effects of direct
lightning strikes as well has how this energy is coupled to our
electrical system in indirect strikes will also be discussed.
how to calculate step and touch potentials for a reliable and efficient
grounding grid for outdoor substations using the formulas contained in
80-2000. The SKM Ground Mat software will be used to provide a hands-on
exercise designing an outdoor substation grounding grid and solve a
grounding grid challenge.
Students will earn 2.4 CEUs for this course.
||Electrical Grounding and Application 3-Day Training
||7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Wednesday
||$1,695 for 207 Electrical Grounding and Application 3-Day Training. Does not include hotel or travel costs.
|Registration Fees Include
Training Manual, Continental breakfast each day from 7 to 7:30 AM,
On-site lunches each day, and an IEEE Certificate of Completion.
will provide a computer with the software installed for the Torrance
location only when requested. However, students are highly encouraged
to bring their own laptop computers. SKM will provide the latest
version of the PTW software prior to the class for installation.
License key will be provided on the first day of the course.