Control System Power and Grounding Better Practice


  • Roger Hope, Control Engineering Magazine, Oak Brook, IL, USA
  • Dave Harrold, Control Engineering Magazine, Oak Brook, IL, USA
  • David Brown, Control Engineering Magazine, Oak Brook, IL, USA

Control system power and grounding is possibly the single most important element to ensure a control system doesn't experience unidentified "gremlins" throughout its life. The topic is appropriate to every control system domain, including programmable logic controllers, process control systems, robotics, vision systems, etc. Power and grounding is recognized by a major industry standards organization, ISA, in ongoing standards efforts.Control Engineering and several power and grounding experts have developed this control system power and grounding resource. When used in conjunction with control system manufacturer installation documentation, users can expect robust, reliable control system installation; one that remains free of "phantom" problems caused by power and grounding glitches.
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Electrical engineers; Control engineers, Industrial design engineers


Book information

  • Published: February 2004
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7826-1

Table of Contents

Site Preparation Overview; AC Power Distribution; DC Power Distribution; System Grounding; Signal Wiring; Alarm Wiring; Earth Ground; Lightning Protection; Appendix A: Variable Speed Drive Considerations; Appendix B: Testing with and Oscilloscope; Appendix C: Wire Size and Color Codes