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Overview

Earthing and bonding is one of the most important aspect of electrical and electronic system design, yet it is probably the least understood by most engineers. Often blended with misconceptions, in the final implementation it is typically necessary to strike a balance between electrical safety, electromagnetic interference (EMI) control, and good engineering practices. Earthing theory is not intuitive. Achieving a functional earthing and bonding philosophy often results from battles of wits, perseverance, and the resolution of conflicts between instinct, intuition, standard specifications, engineering experience and judgment.

This intensive 3-day course aims to demystify earthing and bonding practices by thoroughly explaining the applicable fundamental principles through detailed discussion of many real-life examples, many of which are drawn from the instructor’s own consulting work.

Requirements and provisions of the following Singapore and international standards will be examined in detail:

  1. SS 551: 2009 Code of Practice for Earthing
  2. SS 638: 2018 Code of Practice for Electrical Installations
  3. SS 555: 2018 Code of Practice for Protection against Lightning
  4. IEEE Std 80: 2013 Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding
  5. IEEE Std 1100: 2006 Recommended Practice for Powering and Grounding Electronic Equipment

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Appreciate the various reasons and requirements of earthing and bonding
  • Distinguish various power supply earthing schemes
  • Assess the requirements of particular systems or installations
  • Implement power system earthing to achieve electrical shock protection
  • Implement appropriate earthing and bonding to achieve EMC for sensitive electronic equipment
  • Design IT or unearthed system for mission-critical equipment
  • Design appropriate earthing and bonding for lightning protection
  • Design earth termination system for safety in AC substation
  • Size optimal earthing conductor and circuit protective conductor
  • Adopt appropriate earthing and bonding philosophy for electrical and electronic system design
  • Integrate and harmonise earthing and bonding requirements for various systems in a project
  • Avoid pitfalls in earthing and bonding practices

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers preparing for professional examinations
  • Practicing electrical engineers
  • Instrument and control engineers
  • MRT Engineers
  • Facility and maintenance technical personnel
  • Telecommunication engineers
  • ITC and datacentre engineers
  • Electrical contractors
  • Licensed electrical workers
  • Vendors and technical engineers of UPS and generators
  • Lecturers of tertiary institutions
 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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Prerequisites

Participants should have fundamental knowledge in electrical engineering in order to gain full benefits from the course.

 

Certificate and Assessment

An SITLEARN Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course
 

Course Materials

You will receive:
  • A textbook of Grounds for Grounding: A Circuit-to-System Handbook, IEEE/Wiley worth USD176
  • Other reference materials
 

Continuing Professional Development

This course is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:

Schedule

Day 1 Schedule
8:30 am Welcome and Registration
9:00 am Topic 1 - Fundamental Concepts
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 2 - Power System Earthing
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 3 - Bonding
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Topic 4 - Protection Against Earth Faults and Stray Earth Currents
5:00 pm Summary for Day 1
5:30 pm End of Day

Day 2 Schedule
8:30 am Recap of Day 1
9:00 am Topic 5 - IT and Unearthed System
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 6 - Earthing for Noice Control
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 7 - Earthing for Sensitive Electronic Equipment and Instrumentation
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Topic 8 - Earthing in Wiring Circuits, Cable Shields, Sheath and/or Armour
5:00 pm Summary for Day 2
5:30 pm End of Day

Day 3 Schedule
8:30 am Recap of Day 2
9:00 am Topic 9 - Earthing for UPS and Generators
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 10 - Earthing and Bonding for Lightning Protection
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 11 - Earthing Design
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Topic 12 - Common Pitfalls in Earthing and Bonding
4:30 pm Practical Session on Earth Resistance Measurement, Q&A
5:00 pm End of course summary and debrief
5:30 pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$3,210.00 $963.00 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,210.00 $963.00 $363.00
Non-Singaporeans $3,210.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 18 May 2020 (Mon) to
20 May 2020 (Wed)
Registration Closing on: 27 Apr 2020
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