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
- “Presenter was really good.”
- “Good informative seminar by presenter.”
Power Systems, Protection and Control, 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 power system studies and design, protective relaying application and setting, as well as isolation coordination and transient studies.
Over the years, Mr. Tessier has overseen numerous power quality and grounding surveys and studies. He has extensive experience in solving problems pertaining to production, transport, and distribution of electricity as well as energy transformation and electro-technology applications in industrial installations. He also frequently develops and presents training programs and seminars to engineers and technicians in universities, industries, and public utilities.