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Electrical Grounding and Bonding / Edition 4

Electrical Grounding and Bonding / Edition 4

by Phil Simmons


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ISBN-13: 9781133948605
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 04/02/2014
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

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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