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Getting Down to Earth

From the beginning, the National Electrical Code has included specific rules that are essential for protection of persons and property. Wiring and protection is...

Bonding Metal Piping Systems

Article 250 of theNational Electrical Codeprovides the minimum requirements for grounding and bonding. The title of the article was revised in the 2005 NEC...

Grounding and Bonding for Signs and Neon Installations

IAEI has had various requests recently to provide some basic information about the grounding of electric signs and neon lighting installations and to include...

Static Protection through Bonding and Grounding

In many electrical installations today, some protection needs extend beyond the installation requirements of the Code. Static electricity and the buildup of static charges...

Grounding and Bonding Methods for Outbuildings

Most properties today, whether residential, commercial, or industrial, include at least one building or structure on that property. Often there are multiple buildings on...

Effective Grounding and Bonding

This article looks at effective grounding and bonding, how it is defined by the code, and its importance to electrical safety. The Canadian Electrical Code,...

Canadian Electrical Code Revisions: Grounding and Bonding Requirements

The new 19th edition of the Canadian Electrical Code has brought about some changes in the grounding and bonding rules. Not many of these...

Service & Main Bonding Jumpers

Definitions Bonding (Bonded): "The permanent joining of metallic parts to form an electrically conductive path that will ensure electrical continuity and the capacity to conduct...

Grounding & Bonding

The Canadian Electrical Code has a long and precise definition for grounding as: "a permanent and continuous conducting path to the earth with sufficient ampacity to carry any fault current liable to be imposed upon it, and of sufficiently low impedance to limit the voltage rise above ground and to facilitate the operation of the protective devices in the circuit." When we talk about grounding, we are usually thinking about electrical systems.
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