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Electrical Grounding and Bonding

ISBN 13: 9781337102001

ISBN 10: 1337102008

Author: Phil Simmons

Pages: 384

Published: 03/10/2017

Price: $99.95 Add to cart

Description
Completely updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Code®, the Fifth Edition of this user-friendly, practical guide features thorough, current coverage of grounding and bonding requirements in both Article 250 and Chapter 5 of the NEC®. Full of clear explanations, real-world examples, and vibrant, full-color illustrations, this trusted text will help you master and apply key electrical concepts, such as calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC tables, using grounded conductor connections in AC systems, managing installations and sizing, and applying "green" practices for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Whether you are pursuing a degree program, professional training, or an apprenticeship (e.g., Independent Electrical Contractors, electrical training ALLIANCE, former NJATC courses), you can count on this must-have resource to prepare you for career success.
Benefits
  • The Fifth Edition has been carefully revised to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Code®, enabling readers to reference accurate, up-to-date information related to relevant industry codes.
  • With extensive new and updated material, the text offers complete, current coverage of grounding and bonding requirements in both Article 250 and Chapter 5 of the 2017 NEC®.
  • Drawing on his extensive experience as an electrician, educator, and consultant, the author provides engaging explanations, realistic examples, and step-by-step instructions to help readers understand, apply, and master the fundamentals of electrical grounding and bonding.
  • Topics include calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC® tables, using grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, and managing installations and sizing.
  • In addition to current regulations and requirements, the text features information on important industry trends and practices, including methods and materials designed to promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Author Bio
Phil Simmons
Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and other codes. Mr. Simmons also writes, edits, illustrates, and produces technical publications, and provides plan review of electrical construction documents and inspection of complex electrical installations. In addition to developing training programs related to electrical codes and safety, he has presented on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for universities, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the U.S. Department of Defense, and private clients. He has also consulted on lawsuits involving electrical injury and property damage and is the co-author and illustrator of numerous textbooks on electrical topics. Mr. Simmons serves NFPA on Code Making Panel 5 of the NEC Committee (grounding and bonding), and he previously served on several other Code Making Panels, on the NFPA Standards Council, the NEC Technical Correlating Committee, the IAEI, and Underwriters Laboratories. He is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to Grounding and Bonding.
1. General.
2. System Grounding.
3. Grounding Electrode System and Grounding Electrode Conductor.
4. Enclosure, Raceway, and Service Cable Connections.
5. Bonding.
6. Equipment Grounding and Equipment Grounding Conductors.
7. Methods of Equipment Grounding.
8. Grounding of Specific Equipment Covered in Chapter 5 of the NEC®.
Appendix A: Some Fundamentals of Equipment-Grounding Circuit Design.
Appendix B: Investigation and Testing of Footing-Type Grounding Electrodes for Electrical Installations.
Appendix C: Understanding Ground Resistance Testing.
Appendix D: Report of Research on Conduit Fitting Ground-Fault Current.