Electrical Grounding and Bonding,
6th Edition

Phil Simmons

ISBN-13: 9780357371220 | ISBN-10: 0357371224

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 392 pages

List Price USD $109.95


Completely updated to reflect the 2020 National Electrical Code®, Simmons' ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING, Sixth Edition equips you with a user-friendly, practical guide to the latest requirements in both Article 250 and Chapter 5 of the NEC® along with current industry best practices. Clear explanations, real-world examples and colorful illustrations help you master and apply key electrical concepts, such as calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC tables, using grounded conductor connections in AC systems, managing installations and sizing, and applying "green" practices for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Whether you are pursuing a degree program, professional training or an apprenticeship, this must-have resource prepares you for career success. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution.

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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.

  • A wealth of resources included in the Appendices provides opportunities for readers to expand their understanding behind many of the requirements in the NEC that are related to grounding and bonding.
  • Additional coverage is provided for safety in health care facilities as well as for floating buildings, marinas and boatyards -- equipping students with the skills they need for real-world practice.
  • This updated edition reflects the 2020 National Electrical Code® and current best practices, giving readers easy access to the latest, most accurate information related to relevant industry codes and standards.
  • Got questions? Connect with the author. Phil Simmons is available to help answer your questions and provide solutions via email. Just visit https://www.cengage.com/discipline-trades/author-connection#electrical.
  • Includes comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of grounding and bonding requirements in both Article 250 and Chapter 5 of the 2020 NEC®.
  • Engaging explanations, realistic examples and step-by-step instructions to help readers understand, apply and master the fundamentals of electrical grounding and bonding.
  • Updated content covers understanding when electrical systems are required to be grounded, calculating conductor sizes for grounding and bonding, reading and interpreting NEC® tables, using grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, managing installations and sizing, and so much more.
  • In addition to current regulations and requirements, the text offers detailed insight on emerging industry trends and practices, including methods and materials designed to promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Table of Contents

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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.

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