High Voltage Grounding Training

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This 6-Hour live online High Voltage Grounding training course teaches students how to design, install and maintain effective high voltage utility and industrial electrical grounding systems.

High Voltage Grounding training - This 6-Hour live online instructor-led course teaches students how to design, install and maintain effective high voltage utility and industrial electrical grounding systems.

A properly designed and installed grounding system ensures reliable performance of electrical substations. Fast clearing of faults, made possible by good grounding, improves the overall safety and reliability of an electrical system.

This 6-Hour live online, instructor-led High Voltage Grounding Training course will provide the basic principles of grounding a power supply network to ensure safety of personnel and equipment. Understanding these principles will provide the correct tools to design a grounding system applicable to utility networks and industrial plant distribution. This course covers the basic procedures in working safely on medium and high voltage systems.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The basic principles of grounding of medium and high voltage electrical systems
  • Protective or Safety grounding system
  • Safe and unsafe working conditions
  • Design considerations of a grounding grid for medium and high voltage
  • Measuring of ground resistance, resistivity in substations
  • Protection of substations from lightning energy

 

WHO should attend

  • Utility and Industrial Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Field Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Plant Operators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors

 

Students receive

  • 100-Page Digital Electrical Grounding Handbook - Value $20 (details below)
  • 0.7 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25)
  • $100 Coupon toward any future Electricity Forum event (restrictions apply)
  • Course Materials in Paper Format

 

 

High Voltage Grounding and Bonding For Utility and Industrial Applications

Course Instructor

Pablo Diaz, P. Eng, Electrical Grounding Consultant, The Electricity Forum

 

OVERVIEW

  • Basics Of High-Voltage Grounding
  • Electrical Bonding of High Voltage Systems
  • Proper Sizing of Conductors
  • Grounding of Substations
  • High-Voltage Surge Protection
  • Electrical Grounding for Lightning Protection

 

SUBSTATION GROUNDING DESIGN

SESSION 1: DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS

  • Determination of Need of Personal Protective Grounding
  • Basic Criteria for Safe Grounding Practices
  • Electric Shock Hazard
  • Grounding Practices
  • Basic Design Options
  • Soil Resistivity
  • Ground Fault Currents
  • Fault clearing Time

 

SESSION 2: GROUNDING OPTIONS

  • Ground Cable Assemblies
  • Grounding Cable Ampacities
  • Grounding Cable Reactance
  • Parallel Grounds
  • Grounding Clamps
  • Grounding Insulated Power Cable
  • Ground Potential Rise (GPR) in Medium- and High-Voltage Systems

 

SESSION 3: GROUND GRID DESIGN FOR SUBSTATIONS

  • Determination of Maximum Available Fault Current
  • Exposure Voltage Calculations for Plants & Switchyards
  • Touch and Step Potential
  • Transferred Potential
  • Elimination of Step and Touch Potential
  • Selection of the Right Connector
  • Horizontal Grid Design IEEE STD 80
  • Introduction to 2-Layer Soil Model
  • Vertical Rods Connected by a Grid
  • Temporary Grounding

 

SESSION 4: SWITCHYARD AND SUBSTATION PROTECTIVE GROUNDING

  • General Considerations for Placement of Protective Grounds
  • Power Circuit Breakers and Transformers
  • Disconnect Switches and Bus
  • Insulated High Voltage Cable
  • Cable Terminations
  • Midsections and Splices
  • Grounding Transformers and Phase Reactors
  • Capacitor Banks

 

SESSION 5: POWER LINE PROTECTIVE GROUNDING

  • Grounding of Metal Transmission Structures
  • Slip Joints
  • Steel Pole Structures
  • Overhead Ground Wires
  • Structure Footing Ground
  • Grounding on Wood Pole Transmission Structures
  • Transmission Line Terminal Ground Switches
  • Grounding on Distribution Lines
  • Surface Equipment and Vehicle Grounding

 

SESSION 6: TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PROTECTIVE GROUNDING IN SUBSTATIONS AND SWITCHYARDS

  • Substation Grounding System
  • Typical Shock Situations - Conditions of Danger
  • Structure Touch
  • Electric Circuit for Switch Operator Sources of Hazardous Current on De-energized Equipment
  • Grounding and Jumpering Requirements
  • IEE Std 80

 

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL REGULATIONS

  • CSA
  • IEEE 80, IEEE Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding
  • ASTM F 855 Standard Specifications for Temporary Protective Grounds
  • IEEE 1246, IEEE Guide for Temporary Protective Grounding Systems Used in Substations
  • IEEE 1048, IEEE Guide for Protective Grounding of Power Lines

 

COURSE SCHEDULE:

Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

 

 

Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $249 + GST/HST.

Click Here to download a $50 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $199 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $249, and get a 4th registration FREE!

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.

EIC

CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 0.6 CEUs.

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GROUP TRAINING
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We can present this High Voltage Grounding Training to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, through our Live Online Training Platform, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.

INSTRUCTOR

Pablo Diaz
Electrical Grounding Specialist, The Electricity Forum

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