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Grounding and Earthing, Bonding, Lightning and Surge Protection

By: Alpha Partners

Lagos State, Nigeria

24 - 27 Jan, 2017  4 days

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NGN 105,000

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:  apply the various methods of  grounding electrical systems, detect the applicable national standards, describe the purpose of grounding and bonding, list the types of systems that cannot be grounded, describe what systems can be operated underground, correctly shield sensitive communication cable 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 systems for electronic equipment, understand lightning and how to minimize its impact on your facility, protect sensitive equipment from lightning.


Introduction and Basics: Fundamentals of Grounding

  • Bonding
  • Lightning
  • Surge protection
  • Shielding

Recommended Design and Installation Practices

  • Wiring and grounding for safety performance
  • Wiring and distribution systems
  • Dedicated and derived neutral systems

Fundamentals of Grounding for Building Electrical Systems

  • Grounding of Building System
  • Which electrical systems can be operated underground?
  • Proper  methods of grounding building electrical system
  • Location of the service grounding building connections
  • Proper sizing of grounded (neutral) conductor

  Typical rules to be applied

  • Rules for multiple services to one building
  • Rules for low impedance and high impedance system
  • Rules for bonding requirements at building service equipment
  • Grounding electrodoes, systems and conductors
  • Bonding enclosures and equipment
  • Equipment grounding conductor types
  • Enclosure and equipment grounding
  • Grounding of separately derived system
  • Grounding at more than one building
  • Disconnecting means for separate buildings

Grounding and noise control

  • Misconceptions of performance grounding
  • Noise and zero signal reference grid
  • Avoiding non- recommended practices
  • Shielding
  • Grounding and bonding in hazardous (classified) locations
  • Grounding and bonding for health care
  • Grounding and bonding for swimming pools, hot tubs and water areas
  • Static electricity: Grounding and bonding requirements
  • Common violations
  • Building electrical inspection procedures
  • How to recognize hazards


  • Need for a lightning protection system
  • Which protection system works and which does not
  • Best location for IT equipment
  • Optimum grounding for building
  • Pitfalls of isolated grounding
  • Surge and transient protection
  • Power conditioning

FOR WHOM: Works, Services and Maintenance Personnel

This course is being run by ALPHA PARTNERS in collaboration with PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING CONSULTS.

Training Methodology

The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participants will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.

Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor) Opposite Adekunle BRT Bus-stop, Yaba - Lagos. Jan 24 - 27 Jan, 2017
NGN 105,000.00(per participant to cover workshop literature and materials, Executive Bag, Tea/Coffee, Lunch, photographs and Certificates.)
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Chris Onwuasigwe, FCA 08033045484

A distinguished team of facilitators who are eminently qualified professionals has been assembled to lead discussions in course of the workshop.
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