Grounding, EMI and Power Quality

Course Description

Get comprehensive coverage of design practices for grounding and electromagnetic compatibility of industrial, commercial and residential systems with linear and distorting loads, including fundamental principles of grounding and protection practices of electric power installations, the 2005 NEC Article 250 and other related standards and the fundamental principles of power system electromagnetic influence and practices. Understand power quality issues. See all the capabilities of the Grounding and ElectroMagnetic Interference (GEMI) software.

Course ID: ELEC 3501P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details May 7, 2019 May 9, 2019 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,300 19002
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15008 May 13, 2015 May 15, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,325
16006 May 16, 2016 May 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,300
17253 May 22, 2017 May 24, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,300
18414 May 22, 2018 May 24, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,300

Who Should Attend

Electric power utility engineers involved in design and testing of ground systems, engineers engaged in the design and testing of power systems for commercial and industrial installations, consulting engineers, contractors and professionals concerned with power quality problems arising from grounding practices and EMI phenomena

How You Will Benefit

  • Get comprehensive coverage of design practices for grounding and electromagnetic compatibility.

  • Learn about industrial, commercial and residential systems with linear and distorting loads.

  • Understand power quality issues.

  • See all the capabilities of the Grounding and ElectroMagnetic Interference (GEMI) software.

Content

  • Grounding of electrical installations

  • Purposes of grounding and bonding

  • Grounding and bonding objectives

  • Grounding standards

  • NEC - Article 250

  • Steel conduit as ground conductor

  • Protection coordination

  • Safety assessment

  • Objectionable currents

  • Electromagnetic influence

  • Power quality

  • Harmonics

  • E/M transients

  • Effects of grounding on power quality

  • Voltage sags and swells

  • Mitigation methods/standards

  • Fault delayed voltage recovery

  • Energization phenomena

Materials

Provided

  • Grounding and ElectroMagnetic Interference (GEMI) Analysis software
  • Selected chapters from Electric Power Quality: An Introduction by A. P. Meliopoulos and G. J. Cokkinides
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Technical Report, "Modeling and Testing of Steel EMT, IMC and Rigid (GRC) Conduit," May 1994
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Technical Report, "Modeling and Evaluation of Conduit Systems for Harmonics and Electromagnetic Fields," July 1997

Recommended

  • Power System Grounding and Transients by A. P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, second printing (Marcel Dekker Inc., 1988) - Purchase during online registration
  • Electrical Raceways and Other Wiring Methods, 5th Edition, Richard E. Loyd, Delmar Publishers, Inc., 2005 - Not available for purchase from Georgia Tech
  • All participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer to utilize the GEMI software in performing course exercises. GEMI software requires an IBM compatible PC with a Pentium or equivalent processor and a Windows 9X, 2000, or a Windows NT or XP operating system.

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: A.P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, Ph.D.