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October 2019

Power System Grounding and Bonding

Status: 22 seats available
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast - Day 1 and Day 2
8:30 AM–5:00 PM: Power System Grounding and Bonding - Day 1 (Lunch will be provided)
8:30 AM–5:00 PM: Power System Grounding and Bonding - Day 2 (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Jean Tessier, P.Eng., Eng.
Partner, Power Systems and Testing, BBA Inc.
Credit: 15 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $799.00 + GST = $838.95 until September 17, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $899.00 + GST = $943.95

Non-Member Price: $899.00 + GST = $943.95

Student Member Price: $449.50 + GST = $471.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 17, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Grounding and bonding techniques are of the upmost importance in electrical system performance and overall cost. But above all, it plays an essential role in personnel safety and equipment protection. In this regard, engineers should have a good understanding of grounding and bonding issues and practical solutions to the most common problems.

Seminar Description

Grounding and bonding techniques are of the upmost importance in electrical system performance and overall cost. But above all, it plays an essential role in personnel safety and equipment protection. In this regard, engineers should have a good understanding of grounding and bonding issues and practical solutions to the most common problems.

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.

Agenda

Introduction

  • Review of Grounding and Bonding Objectives
  • Basic Knowledge on Personnel Safety and Electric Shock Hazards

Simple Ground Electrode

  • Characteristics of Soil (Acting as Conductor)
  • Simple Ground Electrode
  • Fundamentals of a Simple Ground Electrode
  • Calculation of Ground Electrode Resistance
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Examples

Substation Ground Grid

  • Description of a Typical Substation Grounding System
  • Electrical Safety Criteria – IEEE 80
  • Performance Analysis and Design Optimization
  • Case Studies

Grounding of Electrical Power Systems

  • Distribution System Grounding
  • Utility Versus Industrial System Grounding
  • Ground Fault Protection

Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Equipment

  • Bonding Definition and Objectives
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Sensitive Electronic Equipment

Who should attend?

Electrical engineers, project managers, maintenance managers, involved in the design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of electrical systems.

Methodology 

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

What Previous Participants Have Said About the Seminar

  • “Presenters were really good.”
  • “Good informative seminar by presenters.”

Presenter

Jean Tessier, P.Eng., Eng.

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.



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