NESC® 2017: Introduction to Grounding
This course covers grounding requirements and grounding methods of the NESC that are to be applied to electric supply and communication utility systems. Upon completing this course, you will understand: Electric supply and communication parts required to be grounded; Correct methods for grounding parts; How to determine appropriate grounding connections; How to determine appropriate materials for grounding conductors and electrodes; Under what conditions different types of electrodes may be most effective; How to identify which conductive items can be connected together and which cannot; How to determine appropriate connections between supply and communication grounding systems at served structures; How to identify which conductive items can be connected together and which cannot; How to determine appropriate connections between supply and communication grounding systems at served structures.
Note: This course was developed prior to the final version of the 2017 edition of the NESC. Slides included in this course may not reflect the final version. In all cases, the NESC 2017 section shall prevail over any discrepancy in the course.
What you will learn:
- Discuss rules in NESC involving grounding
- Discuss the major changes in rules for grounding
- Explain the rationale for making major changes
This course is part of the following course program:
NESC 2017: National Electrical Safety Code
Courses included in this program:
Who should attend: Principal, transmission & distribution engineer, senior engineer, electrical engineer, principal engineer, standards engineering manager, project manager, project engineer, field engineer, electrician/lineman, operations management, safety trainer, engineering and line design utility worker, design engineer, electricians working on electrical distribution systems
John Dagenhart has been involved on various NESC subcommittees since 1990. He is chair of NESC Subcommittee 2 on Grounding Methods, a Member of NESC Subcommittee 1 on Scope, Application, Definitions, and Coordination, and a Member of the NESC Interpretations Subcommittee. John has over 38 years of experience in the electrical engineering industry.
Publication Year: 2017