Practical Grounding, Bonding, Shielding and Surge Protection


  • G Vijayaraghavan, Vijayaraghavan and Associates, Mumbai, India
  • Mark Brown, BAppSc(Phty), MHSc(Sport Phty), MBA, FASMF, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Fellow, Australian Sports Medicine Federation (FASMF), Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy Bond University Senior Staff Engineer, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
  • Malcolm Barnes, CPEng, BSc(ElecEng), MSEE, Automated Control Systems, Perth, Australia

This book will allow you to gain practical skills and know-how in grounding, bonding, lightning & surge protection. Few topics generate as much controversy and argument as that of grounding and the associated topics of surge protection, shielding and lightning protection of electrical and electronic systems. Poor grounding practice can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility. This book looks at these issues from a fresh yet practical perspective and enables you to reduce expensive downtime on your plant and equipment to a minimum by correct application of these principles.Learning outcomes:* Apply the various methods of grounding electrical systems* Detail the applicable national Standards* Describe the purposes of grounding and bonding* List the types of systems that cannot be grounded* Describe what systems can be operated ungrounded* Correctly shield sensitive communications cables from noise and interference* Apply practical knowledge of surge and transient protection* Troubleshoot and fix grounding and surge problems* Design, install and test an effective grounding system for electronic equipment* Understand lightning and how to minimize its impact on your facility* Protect sensitive equipment from lightning
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Professional engineers, Specialist students, Instrumentation & Control Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Project Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Electrical Contractors, Safety Professionals, Consulting Engineers, Electricians, Electrical Inspectors, Power System Protection & Control Engineers, Building Service Designers, Data Systems Planners and Managers, Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6399-1


"Unlike many books on grounding and shielding, this one provides straight-forward, practical solutions to commonly encountered real-world situations and enables one to better understand proper ground methods and to quickly recognize and solve existing grounding issues in a facility. Also, it covers not only low voltage grounding techniques but also power system grounding, which is generally not well covered in literature...There are some very good examples illustrating how motor start-ups can induce a noise signal in signal cables through capacitive coupling into the conduit supplying the power to the motor...There are also many cases showing how ground loops can be formed and ways to prevent them...The reader will get a very good understanding of proper grounding techniques by reading this book and will also learn about the existing standards for grounding...Readers who would benefit from this book include power engineers, consultants, instrumentation and control engineers, technicians, and anyone who designs layout for power and electronics systems or anyone trying to fix grounding issues." - IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction and Basics; Recommended Design and Installation Practices; Fundamentals of Grounding for Building Electrical Systems; Typical Rules to be Applied; Grounding and Noise Control; Electrical Faults; Applications of Grounding and Bonding; Lightning; Surge and Transient Protection; Power Conditioning