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.
- Review of Grounding and Bonding Objectives
- 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
- “Presenters were really good.”
- “Good informative seminar by presenters.”
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.