Practical Grounding, Bonding, Shielding and Surge Protection

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Elsevier, 2004 M07 21 - 256 pages
This book will allow you to gain practical skills and know-how in grounding, bonding, lightning & surge protection. Few topics generate as much controversy and argument as that of grounding and the associated topics of surge protection, shielding and lightning protection of electrical and electronic systems. Poor grounding practice can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility. This book looks at these issues from a fresh yet practical perspective and enables you to reduce expensive downtime on your plant and equipment to a minimum by correct application of these principles.

Learning outcomes:
* Apply the various methods of grounding electrical systems
* Detail the applicable national Standards
* Describe the purposes of grounding and bonding
* List the types of systems that cannot be grounded
* Describe what systems can be operated ungrounded
* Correctly shield sensitive communications cables from noise and interference
* Apply practical knowledge of surge and transient protection
* Troubleshoot and fix grounding and surge problems
* Design, install and test an effective grounding system for electronic equipment
* Understand lightning and how to minimize its impact on your facility
* Protect sensitive equipment from lightning

· An engineer's guide to earthing, shielding, lightning and surge protection designed to deliver reliable equipment and communications systems that comply with international and national codes
· Discover how to reduce plant downtime and intermittent faults by implementing best-practice grounding/earthing techniques
· Learn the principles of cable shielding in communication networks

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Chapter 1 Introduction and basics
Chapter 2 Grounding of power supply system neutral
Chapter 3 Equipment grounding
Chapter 4 Lightning its effect on buildings and electrical systems and protection against lightning
Chapter 5 Static electricity and protection
Chapter 6 Ground electrode system
Chapter 7 Surge protection of electronic equipment
Chapter 8 Electrical noise and mitigation
Grounding regulations from various national codes
IEE system classification based on grounding practices
IEEE exposure classifications
Glossary of terms related to grounding
Steps to ensure effective substation grounding
Course exercises
Answer schemes
Group activities

Chapter 9 UPS systems and their grounding practices
Chapter 10 Case studies

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About the author (2004)

Mark is an Australian Physiotherapy Association titled Sport Physiotherapist, a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, and also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

He is currently the Executive Officer of the Sports Medicine Australia Queensland Branch, and also holds adjunct academic positions as Associate Professor in the Griffith Health Institute at Griffith University and Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

His previous positions include the Executive Director of the Australian Physiotherapy Association New South Wales Branch and the Director of Physiotherapy for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mark’s international sports event experience as a Sports Physiotherapist also includes the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, as well as numerous other national and international events.

Malcom Barnes is a professional engineer with over thirty-five years' experience specialising in automation, switchgear and process control equipment. He is a director of Automated Control Systems based in Perth, Western Australia. Malcom has presented numerous courses in automation and variable speed drives throughout the world.

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