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Electrical Grounding and Bonding, 3rd Edition

  • Phil Simmons
  • ISBN-10: 1435498321
  • ISBN-13: 9781435498327
  • 384 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING 3E, written in accordance with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, provides your students with a comprehensive introduction to the essential elements of electrical grounding and bonding. It examines the critical concepts of calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC® tables, the use of grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, as well as various installations and sizing. It also includes electrical design and installation that ensures compliance with an emphasis on "Going Green", and expanded coverage of revised Article 250 grounding and bonding requirements. The material is student-friendly with straightforward, easy-to-understand explanations of key concepts that foster understanding. Updated full-color and dynamic illustrations augment this book to further support this thorough student- and professional-level approach to electrical grounding and bonding.

Features

  • Contains clear and specific explanations that show your students how to calculate a conductor size, as well as how to read and interpret NEC® table.

  • Includes important features such as objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions at the end that reinforce key concepts and principles.

  • Contains attention-grabbing four-color artwork that engages and educates your students in the material, facilitating learning.

About the Author

Phil Simmons

Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and other codes. He also writes, edits, illustrates and produces technical publications, and he previously provided plan review of electrical construction documents and inspection of complex electrical installations. In addition to developing training programs related to electrical codes and safety, Mr. Simmons has presented on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for universities, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the U.S. Department of Defense and private clients. The author and illustrator of numerous textbooks on electrical topics, he has consulted on several lawsuits involving electrical injury and property damage. Mr. Simmons serves NFPA on Code Making Panel 5 of the NEC Committee (grounding and bonding), and he previously served on several other Code Making Panels, the NFPA Standards Council, the NEC Technical Correlating Committee, the IAEI and Underwriters Laboratories. He is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Grounding and Bonding.
1. General.
2. System Grounding.
3. Grounding Electrode System and Grounding Electrode Conductor.
4. Enclosure, Raceway, and Service Cable Connections.
5. Bonding.
6. Equipment Grounding and Equipment Grounding Conductors.
7. Methods of Equipment Grounding.
8. Grounding of Specific Equipment Covered in Chapter 5 of the NEC®.
Appendix A: Some Fundamentals of Equipment-Grounding Circuit Design.
Appendix B: Investigation and Testing of Footing-Type Grounding Electrodes for Electrical Installations.
Appendix C: Understanding Ground Resistance Testing.
Appendix D: Report of Research on Conduit Fitting Ground-Fault Current.

New to this edition

  • Updated to the 2011 National Electrical Code®.
  • Contains updated full-color drawings and product photographs.
  • Expanded coverage of "Here's How" information to simplify the complex principles of the grounding and bonding rules of NEC® Article 250.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resources for Simmons' Electrical Grounding and Bonding  (ISBN-10: 1435498313 | ISBN-13: 9781435498310)

The instructor's Resources serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide your students step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show your students how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498135 | ISBN-13: 9781435498136)

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides your students with a unique approach to learning the Code using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate your students' comprehension and application of Code requirements whether they are beginning or master electricians. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing your students for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations, while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether your students need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

Student Supplements

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide you step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for a professional in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL,14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show you how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498135 | ISBN-13: 9781435498136)

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides you with a unique approach to learning the Code using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate your comprehension and application of Code requirements whether you are a beginning or a master electrician. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing you for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses the new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether you need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.