Electrical Grounding and Bonding / Edition 3

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Overview

This user-friendly, practical guide provides a thorough and effective introduction to the essentials of electrical grounding and bonding. Written in accordance with the 2014 National Electrical Code, ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING, Fourth Edition, features complete, up-to-date coverage of Article 250 requirements. The text's detailed explanations, real-world examples, and vibrant, full-color illustrations help readers master and apply key electrical concepts such as calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC tables, using grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, managing installations and sizing, and applying "green" practices for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Ideal for both self-study and formal training, this proven guide is a must-have resource for career success.

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"I will continue to use this excellent book throughout my teaching of the Grounding and Bonding concepts." "There are lots of good photos and illustrations that help out greatly."Davis Applied Technology College, Kaysville, UT

"...It is a great source and easy to use for classes." "Add photos of real transformers next to illustrations of those transformers, so the student who has never seen them has an idea of how it looks..."Trygve Magelssen, Montana State University, Havre, MT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435498327
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,004,857
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code and other codes. Mr. Simmons also writes, edits, illustrates, and produces technical publications, providing 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 National Electrical Code Committee (grounding and bonding), and he previously served 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.

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