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Grounding System Theory and Practice

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Course description

In Grounding System Theory and Practice, you'll learn ...

  • Basic theory behind grounding system analysis
  • Why grounding systems are an important part of commercial and industrial power systems
  • Calculation of step and touch voltages
  • Consequences of inadequate grounding system design
  • Commercial software modeling techniques, simulation performance and interpretation of the results


Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 33 pages

In underground-fault conditions, the flow of current will result in voltage gradients within and around the substation, not only between structures and nearby earth, but also along the ground surface. In a properly designed system, this gradient should not exceed the limits that can be tolerated by the human body.

The purpose of a ground mat study is to provide for the safety and well-being of anyone that can be exposed to the potential differences that can exist in a station during a severe fault. The general requirements for industrial power system grounding are similar to those of utility systems under similar service conditions. The differences arise from the specific requirements of the manufacturing or process operations.

This course provides an introduction to grounding system design. The course is suitable for electrical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of grounding practices and safety issues related to grounding design. Upon successful completion, you will be able to address various grounding problems, understand how grounding systems are modelled and how step and touch voltages are calculated.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 23 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Justification for ground mat studies
  • Modeling the human body
  • Traditional analysis of the ground mat
  • Advanced grid modeling
  • Benchmark problems
  • Input/output techniques
  • Practical examples


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