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Inspecting Power Generating Substations

I remember many years ago working at a nuclear generating facility and being surprised that there was very little of the NEC being applied...

NESC Substation Grounding – Part 3

After completing the soil resistance measurements at the proposed substation site, the next step is the development of a mathematical equivalent soil model that...

NESC Substation Grounding – Part 2

The almost two hundred pages and ninety five equations of IEEE Standard 80-2000 provide a well explained procedure for the design of safe and...

NESC Substation Grounding

I have written several times in theIAEI Newsabout the hazards associated with substations and some of the easy ways to understand NESC requirements for...

Substation Grounding

Not long ago I wrote an article on Substation grounding for Electrical Business that raised the issue of whether one should interconnect the building...

An Inspector’s Most Common Hazardous Conditions

I spend a lot of time inspecting electric supply facilities for hazardous conditions and violations of the National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®). Even when...

Substation Grounding

Not long ago I wrote an article on substation grounding for Electrical Business that raised the issue of whether one should interconnect the building reinforcing steel with the station ground electrode. A reader responded with the question of whether the best approach might be to ignore the rebar bonding.
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