Ground testing is typically performed in two stages. The first is conducted during the construction of a building to ensure proper installation of the electrical system. And the second involves routine ground testing to ensure the ‘actual’ arrangements perform as ‘predicted’ at the design stage. Thus, to avoid costly and fatal errors.[Read more…] about Why Ground Testing is Important to Maintain Adequate Grounding And Bonding
What’s the difference between grounding, earthing and bonding? That’s a question our readers and clients ask often. Also, we’re asked quite a bit about earthing and bonding in general. So, there’s an unusually large amount of confusion around the term Earthing and Bonding. Or, for our friends in the states; you might come across the term grounding and bonding.
Earthing and bonding are both electrical safety practices that are used to protect people and equipment from the risks of electric shock and fires.
In this piece, I aim to clarify the difference between – what is grounding, Earthing and what is bonding and whether there is a difference.
Breaking things down into simple terms; Earthing – grounding can mean all things to all people. Hence, it is more realistic to think of Earthing as the ‘electrode’ itself. Also, known as the Earth Termination. This reference refers to the physical hardware, such as the copper conductors, rods, etc., that sits buried directly in the geology itself.[Read more…] about What’s the Difference between Grounding, Earthing and Bonding?
It goes without saying that an unplanned release of Electricity through ineffective or bad earthing grounding, can and does kill! Therefore, the purpose of this infographic is to share the 10 Commandments for Electrical Earthing Design that will keep you on track and out of trouble.[Read more…] about The 10 Commandments of Electrical Earthing Grounding Design – Infographic
In our previous post, 7 Deadly Sins of Electrical Earthing … Part 1, we introduced the 7 deadly sins of electrical earthing, up to and including Sin # 2. We now explore sins 3 – 5. [Read more…] about 7 Deadly Sins … of Electrical Earthing … Part 2
Let’s not beat around the bush … An unplanned release of Electricity can and does kill! [Read more…] about 7 Deadly Sins of Electrical Earthing Part 1