Earthing System

Grounding plays a vital protective role in an electrical system. Proper grounding provides shock protection, ensures protective relays work properly, ensures system voltages are stable, and provides protection against lighting and static discharge.

This course has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of the principles of grounding and how grounding systems operate, how they are installed, tested and maintained.

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a better understanding of the principles related to grounding systems within the oil and gas industry.  Having this knowledge will help each technician develop confidence and professional enthusiasm, therefore, increasing their efficiency. The knowledge that technicians gained from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
Basic Grounding

    • Safety Grounding
    • System Grounding
    • Lightening protection
    • Ground electrodes

On the first day, participants will be introduced to definitions associated with terminology used in grounding. They will learn the difference between safety grounding and electrical system grounding.      
Operating characteristics of grounded and unground systems will be discussed. The hazards associated with lightening and lightening protection systems used in typical oil and gas facility will be covered. Basic design and installation of ground electrodes will be explained.


Day 2
Grounding Installations

    • Offshore grounding
    • Ground loops
    • Static protection
    • Testing grounding systems

On the second day, the participants will be familiarized with grounding systems used in offshore installations. Grounding power supplies to computer systems and grounding signal wiring to avoid effects of ground loops will be explained. Techniques used to control static buildup in the oil and gas industry will be discussed. Methods and instruments used to test effectiveness of grounding systems will also be covered.

This course is designed for electrical technicians, maintenance planners, and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities who work in an industrial plant.

Discipline:    Electrical and Instrumentation

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Skill

Course Version:      0

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Anyone taking this course should familiar with electrical installations in an industrial setting.