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E&S Grounding Solutions

Courses & Modules

1. Managerial Courses

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Course Title
Hours
Instructors
Price / Seat
Module #01
Webniaar
Module #02
System Earthing for Managers
99
Concepts - Webinar
1
1
$95
100M
Grounding & Earthing
2
1
$195

2. Electrician Courses

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Course Title
Hours
Instructors
Price / Seat
Module #03
Electrical Basics
Module #04
Engineering Factors
Module #05
Introduction to Electrodes
Module #06
Testing of Ground Systems
Module #07
Lightning Protection Systems
Module #08
Advanced Lighting Protection
Module #09
Commissioning & Maintenance
Module #10
Telecom Standards
Module #11
Normal Operating & Fault Currents
Module #12
Grounds, Instr & Special Ground
101
Introduction to Grounding & Earthing
4
1
$395
102
Applications of G&E (101 Required)
4
1
$395
103
Lightning Protection Systems (101 Required)
4
1
$395
104
"G&E for Cell Sites, Data Centers, Motorola R56
4
1
$395
105
G&E for Electronics Instrumentation
4
1
$395

3. Industrial Technician Courses

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Course Title
Hours
Instructors
Price / Seat
Module #03
Electrical Basics
Module #04
Engineering Factors
Module #05
Introduction to Electrodes
Module #06
Testing of Ground Systems
Module #09
Commissioning and Maintenance
Module #11
Normal Operating and Fault Currents
Module #13
Earth & Soil
Module #14
Substation Step & Touch
201
Grounding & Earthing - Standard (101 + 102 Combined)
8
1
$795
202
Grounding & Earthing - Enhanced (201 plus Substation Step & Touch)
16
1
$1,595

4. Engineering Courses

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Course Title
Hours
Instructors
Price / Seat
Module #03
Electrical Basics
Module #04
Engineering Factors
Module #06
Testing of Ground Systems
Module #07
Lightning Protection Systems
Module #09
Commissioning and Maintenance
Module #11
Normal Operating and Fault Currents
Module #12
Isolated Grounds, Instrm. and Special Ground
Module #13
Earth & Soil
Module #14
Substation Step & Touch
Module #15
Electrodes and Interaction to Earth: Part-1
Module #16
Electrodes and Interaction to Earth: Part-2
Module #17
EMI/EMF, Corrosion, Static, Pipeline
Module #18
Advanced Field Testing
401
Grounding & Earthing - Expanded (Inc. 201, 103, 104, 105)
20
2
$1,995
402
G & E - Extended (Inc. 401+ Substation Step & Touch)
24
2
$2,995
403
Grounding & Earthing - Advanced (Inc. 401+ Advanced Testing)
24
2
$2,995


25 Knowledge packed modules available

We offer training from theoretical and classroom training for engineers, to hands-on-in-the-field training for technicians. All courses are customizable to fit for your company’s specific needs.

Webinaar

This module provides an introduction to several grounding and earthing core concepts, including: the purpose of grounding and earthing, the electrical systems that comprise an electrical grounding/earthing system, the sphere-of-influence theory, basics about electrodes, the types of testing related to grounding and earthing, and the basic components that make up grounding and earthing networks. 

Grounding and Earthing System for Managers

This module is designed for the manager and executive in charge of facilities with high-voltage systems. Topics include cost-of-life, legal liabilities, regulatory responsibilities, maintenance policies, cost-benefit analysis for facility infrastructure, and other high-level discussions related to electrical systems. This training should help the facility manager make better-informed decisions related to grounding and earthing systems.

Electrical Circuits and the Purpose of Grounding

This module's training objective is to familiarize non-electrical personnel with the basic concepts of electrical circuits, while providing a quick refresher for those with an electrical education background. The fundamental purposes of grounding, earthing, and bonding is also covered and applicable for all levels of education and training.

Engineering Factors

One of our most popular modules! This walk-through of lightning striking a lattice tower shows the students all of the key engineering factors and electrical phenomena that occur inside of a structure when high-current strikes or fault events occur. Resistance-to-ground, GPR, GPD, leakage current, frequency spectrum and time domain, step and touch voltage hazards, and many other related topics are discussed at a basic level, providing the student an overall understanding of how grounding and earthing systems function to protect personnel and equipment.

Introduction to Electrodes and Ground Faults

This module is a compressed version of Modules 15 and 16 (the two-module course). It is designed to provide the student with a summarized understanding of the various electrodes as designated under the National Electrical Code and other regulatory Codes. Ground rods, plates, concrete-encased (Ufer) electrodes, water pipes, electrolytic electrodes, and more are covered.

Testing of Ground Systems

This module covers the testing and measurement of grounding and earthing systems for two of three major testing methodologies. Students learn the concepts of how to properly conduct ground continuity measurements (2-point) and resistance-to-ground measurements (3-point), in detailed review. The measurement of soil resistivity (4-point) is not discussed (refer to Module 9 for this method). This module is primarily theory and understanding what the results indicate. Practical application of the tests is covered within Module 9.

Lightning Protection Systems

This module cover the basics of lightning and how it propagates through the atmosphere, how lightning systems work, and the basics of NFPA 780 Lightning Protection Systems (LPS). The module will have an emphasis on the five (5) strike scenarios that can impact a given facility, and how a proper LPS system will protect the structures.

Advanced Lighting Protection Systems

This is a supplemental advanced module to the information provided in Module 7. It additionally covers information regarding lightning protection for substations (IEEE 998) and the International Lightning Protection Standard BS EN/IEC 62305. Lightning Risk Assessments, rolling-sphere analysis, and other scientific methods are discussed. Some installation methods are discussed, but it is not the primary training objective of the course. 

Commissioning and Maintenance
(Application of the Tests)

This module is rapidly becoming a student favorite! In this module, the student is walked-through various facilities and shown how the 2-point continuity test, the 3-point resistance-to-ground test, and the 4-point soil resistivity test, all can be used to determine the integrity of a complex buried grounding and earthing conductor network. At the end of the module, the students will be given a real-world scenario, in which they will be able to demonstrate an understanding of what varying test results mean in differing conditions.   

Telecom Standards

This module will discuss the standards and requirements for cell sites, data centers, and other sensitive electronic systems. Grounding and earthing requirements as found in Motorola's R56, AT&T's Standard ATT-TP-79416, and ANSI/TIA-STD-607-D will be discussed. The infamous 5-ohm resistance-to-ground requirement will be investigated with the students so that a full understanding of this requirement is achieved. 

Normal Operating and Fault Currents

This is another highly popular module! In this module, the student is walked through an electrical ground fault from the load in a typical home, all the way back through the utility power system to the source power generation. Electrical ground faults are investigated through an electrical system, from transformer to transformer, and substation to substation, so that the student understands the important role that grounding and earthing plays in the electric utility infrastructure. A review of transfer switches and the grounding of standby generators is included. The student should achieve a basic understanding of the neutral-to-ground bond requirements found in the NEC.

Isolated Grounds, Instrumentation, and Special Ground for Electronics

This module will review isolated grounding and earthing systems, what their purpose is, how they function in normal operating and fault current scenarios, and how to properly wire these systems. Testing of isolated grounds is also discussed. This includes grounding and earthing scenarios for instrumentation and electronic equipment.

Earth/Soil

This module reviews the importance of the earth (soil) to grounding and earthing systems, how changes in the soil impacts grounding systems, how temperature and other seasonal weather events impact the performance of earthed-electrodes. Training includes how to properly measure soil resistivity using the Wenner 4-pin method. Proper soil modeling vs. apparent resistivity is discussed, as well as the impact of multi-layer soil models on grounding and earthing systems.

Substation Step & Touch

This module is designed to provide detailed review of substation electrical safety as related to IEEE Std. 80. Human safety in high voltage environments will be the emphasis. The module will walk the student through the steps of designing a safe substation grounding and earthing grid, as presented in IEEE Std. 80.

Electrodes and Interaction to Earth:
Part 1

This module is Part 1 of a two-module course designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the various electrodes as designated under the National Electrical Code and other regulatory codes. Training includes how these electrodes function, how they are to be bonded, and the advantages and disadvantages of each electrode type. Ground rods, plates, concrete-encased (Ufer) electrodes, water pipes, electrolytic electrodes, and more are covered.  

Electrodes and Interaction to Earth:
Part 2

This module is Part 2 of a two-module course designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the various electrodes as designated under the National Electrical Code and other regulatory codes. Training includes how these electrodes function, how they are to be bonded, and the advantages and disadvantages of each electrode type. Ground rods, plates, concrete-encased (Ufer) electrodes, water pipes, electrolytic electrodes, and more are covered.  

EMI/EMF, Corrosion, Static, Pipeline

This module covers Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), how they are generated, the differences between inductive, capacitive, and resistive coupling, electric and magnetic fields, and more. The module will discuss how various structures such as pipelines and fences are impacted by the EMI/EMF generated by overhead power lines, and how grounding and earthing system can help alleviate the problems. Static control systems will also be briefly discussed.  

Advanced Field Testing

This module is an advanced supplement to Modules 6 and 9, and will involve intense student participation. The training objective is to answer specific test scenarios most applicable to the students in the course. Augmented Reality (AR), backdrop photos, video, and other electronic systems may be used to help the student understand the specific testing scenario in question. Proper methods, procedures, and equipment will be discussed as needed. Students are encouraged to provide relevant questions to the instructor(s) in advance of the course.  

Introduction to the IEC & BS7671

Two-thirds of the world use the International Electrical Code or some version of it. The British Standard BS7671 is used as guideline for understanding the most common electrical system on the planet. Discussions on how the standard is setup, regulatory information, and other aspects of the standard are covered. The differences between the US National Electrical Code and the IEC are discussed.

BS7671 Assessment of General Characteristics

This module covers Part 3 of BS7671, one of the most important aspects of the IEC and BS7671, the understanding of the general characteristics of electrical systems. Not only will the student have a full understanding of the electrical system identification requirements found in the international code, but they will have a better understanding of the neutral-to-ground bond requirements found in the US electrical code.

BS7671 Protection for Safety

This module will discuss the requirements found in Part 4 of BS7671. The requirements for protecting persons from electric shock, thermal effects, overcurrent, voltage disturbances, and electromagnetic disturbances will be discussed.

BS7671 Selection and Erection of Equipment

This module covers the requirements found in Part 5 of BS7671, the selection and erection of equipment. Common rules, erection of wiring systems, protection, isolation, switching, and other requirements are briefly covered. Earthing arrangements and protective conductors are discussed at length.  

BS7671 Inspection and Testing

This module covers Part 6 of BS7671, the inspection and testing of electrical systems. This module will discuss the various testing requirements found in the code, with an emphasis on the earth electrode resistance and the earth fault loop impedance tests.  

British Codes On-Site Guide,
Guidance Note-8, and BS7430

This module covers the various other standards, guidance notes, and books that make up the complete British Standard electrical system, as related to earthing systems. The differences between the US and the international standards will be a particular emphasis within the discussions.  

Custom Coursework

Modules can be customized and tailored to fit specific needs unique to your requirements. Contact E&S Grounding Solutions today to discuss your customized courses.

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