Grounding and bonding are intended to create an equipotential environment, one in which there is no potential difference among accessible conductive surfaces. With no potential differences, the risk of hazardous current flow from one conductor to the other—perhaps through the person's body—is minimized. Learn the key terms and basic principles associated with grounding and bonding for safe delivery of electrical energy to products and facilities.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Define grounding and bonding terminology
- Describe the importance of adequately grounding and bonding electrical systems and the equipment they power
- Identify the typical grounding and bonding connections in power distribution circuits and equipment
- Explain the concerns associated with relying on grounding for fault protection