IAS Tutorial on Grounding and Bonding Practices: Principles and Applications for Electrical Safety and Lightning Protection

Dr Kai Sang Lock

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 9:00 AM Eastern US time


Grounding and bonding are one of the most important requirements for electrical and electronic system design, yet it is probably the least understood by many 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. Achieving a functional grounding and bonding philosophy often requires the resolution of conflicts between instinct, intuition, standard specifications, engineering experience and judgment.