Dates: 09 – 10 May 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online
Grounding and bonding systems ensure that electrical systems are safe from electric shock and fires by limiting the voltage imposed by lightning, line surges, or unintentional contact with high voltage lines as well as a ground-fault. An integrated approach of theory and practice will ensure you have a firm foundation of knowledge when you begin your next design or construction project, or when you encounter problems in your electrical system which must be corrected for safety, operational or power quality reasons.
Case studies will be presented to discuss grounding and bonding applications in a variety of areas (industrial and substation) in order to reinforce fundamental grounding principles common to a variety of applications.
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
Identify and prevent safety hazards to personnel who come in contact with electrical systems
Prevent equipment failures and malfunctions by employing proper grounding techniques
Interpret codes and standards related to grounding
Ensure proper operation of communication, computer and control systems by proper grounding and bonding
Apply to your projects lightning protection methods
and Controls personnel
Traffic Signal Designers and Operators
Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:
– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.
Electrical code objectives
Resistance and resistivity
Electrical shock hazards
What Is Grounding?
Electrical code requirements
System grounding – single and multiple services
Unwanted current flow
Grounding electrodes and grounding methods
Effects of emergency generators
Electrical Safety Grounding
Common electrical hazards
Rules for working around live electrical equipment
Electrical safety grounding
Electrical code clearances
What Is Bonding?
Grounding and bonding – the differences
Body resistance and electric shock
Bonding definition and purposes
Electrical code requirements
Methods of bonding and what must be bonded
Single point bonding
Permissible body currents
Step and touch potentials
Grounding resistance and resistivity
Substation ground electrodes
ANSI/IEEE grounding standard
Frequency and power quality
Frequency response of conductors
Minimizing electrical interference
The nature of lightning
Lightning protection principles and methods
Protection equipment and grounding methods
Surge protection and insulation coordination