Participants will gain a general understanding of grounding and bonding methods, common issues and practical solutions:
- Understand the basic principles of grounding and bonding of electrical systems and equipment.
- Know the applicable standards and design methods.
- Know how to measure and improve an existing grounding and bonding system, and
- Apply sound grounding and bonding techniques in designing new installations.
- Review of grounding and bonding objectives, and
- Basic knowledge on personnel safety and electric shock hazards.
- Characteristics of soil (acting as conductor)
- Simple ground electrode
- Fundamentals of a simple ground electrode
- Calculation of ground electrode resistance
- Measurement techniques
- Description of a typical substation grounding system
- Electrical safety criteria – IEEE 80
- Performance analysis and design optimization
- Case studies
- Distribution system grounding
- Utility versus industrial system grounding
- Ground fault protection
- Bonding definition and objectives
- Electrical equipment
- Sensitive electronic equipment
Electrical engineers, project managers, maintenance managers, involved in the design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of electrical systems.
Practical course in which participants focus on grounding and bonding concepts and complete exercises using typical case scenarios.
- Formal/informal presentation and discussion
- Practical examples and exercises
Principal Engineer, Power Systems and Testing, BBA Inc.
Dr. Moshref joined BBA in 2012 with over 35 years of power system experience in the energy industry, including power system planning, system operation, asset management, and alternate energy resources for power generation, and software development for the analysis of power systems.
Previously at Powertech Labs, Dr. Moshref was the Power System Studies Manager and reported to the Smart Utility Business Unit Director. Dr. Moshref developed planning and operation strategies and policies for various utilities and industrial organizations.
Early in his career, Dr. Moshref co-founded CYME International Inc. where he designed and developed more than 12 computer programs for power system analysis.
Dr. Moshref is the recipient of numerous awards from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec, the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Sciences in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the NSERC Industrial Fellowship, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Moshref is Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE) and member of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, and a lecturer at the University of Victoria (UVic).
Partner, Power Systems and Testing, BBA Inc.
Mr. Tessier began his career at BBA in 1985 and became a Partner in 1990. He is a power systems specialist providing services for industrial complexes and utility systems that include short circuit calculations and load flow studies, design, protective relaying application and coordination studies, power system, ground mat design, and transient phenomenon studies.
Responsible for power quality studies, Mr. Tessier manages and conducts various surveys related to measurement and analysis of the electromagnetic compatibility. He has extensive experience in solving problems pertaining to power systems and industrial installations. He also prepares technical audits and master plans. His fields of activity include production, transport, and distribution of electricity as well as energy transformation and electro-technology applications in industrial installations.
As Head of the Technical Training Services, he develops and presents training programs and seminars to engineers and technicians in universities, industries, and public utilities. Mr. Tessier is member of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.