Electrical Grounding and Bonding,
7th Edition

Phil Simmons, Mark Ode

ISBN-13: 9780357766835
Copyright 2024 | Published
432 pages | List Price: USD $124.95

Completely updated to reflect the 2023 National Electrical Code®, Simmons/Ode's ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING, 7th 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.


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.
Appendix E: Report of the NEC Correlating Committee Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Nonlinear Loads.

  • 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.

  • Mark Ode

    Mark C. Ode is the founder of Southwest Electrical Training and Consulting. Previously, he was lead engineering instructor at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and a member of UL’s Regulatory Services Department. He spent nine years as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) staff liaison for the Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres Committee and was the staff liaison for Code-Making-Panel (CMP) 14, the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) panel responsible for hazardous locations. Mark has written monthly NEC articles for Electrical Contractor Magazine since January 2000, and he was co-author of the Illustrated Code Changes 2008 Edition, 2008 Journeyman Electrician’s Study Guide and 2008 Master Electrician’s Study Guide, as well as Cengage-Delmar’s Electrical Raceways and Other Wiring Methods, Sixth Edition. He also served as a senior electrical specialist for the NFPA.

  • Thoroughly updated, the 7th edition reflects the 2023 National Electrical Code® and current best practices, giving readers easy access to the latest, most accurate information related to relevant industry codes and standards.

  • Comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage includes grounding and bonding requirements in both Article 250 and Chapter 5 of the 2023 NEC®.

  • Providing additional coverage of safety issues involving health care facilities, floating buildings, marinas and boatyards, the text equips students with the comprehensive skills needed for real-world practice.

  • A wealth of resources included in the appendices enables readers to expand their understanding behind many of the NEC requirements related to grounding and bonding.

  • Have a question? Connect with the author. Mark C. Ode is available to help answer your questions and provide solutions via email. Just visit https://www.cengage.com/discipline-trades/author-connection#electrical.

  • Engaging explanations, realistic examples and step-by-step instructions help readers understand, apply and master the fundamentals of electrical grounding and bonding.

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date content equips readers with the knowledge and skills to understand when electrical systems are required to be grounded, calculate conductor sizes for grounding and bonding, read and interpret NEC® tables, use grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, manage installations and sizing, and much more.

  • In addition to the latest 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.

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