Section 9. Grounding Methods for Electric Supply and Communications Facilities
- Allen L. Clapp P.E., P.L.S.
Published Online: 24 AUG 2011
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National Electrical Safety Code Handbook, Sixth Edition
How to Cite
Clapp, A. L. (ed) (2011) Section 9. Grounding Methods for Electric Supply and Communications Facilities, in National Electrical Safety Code Handbook, Sixth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118098974.ch4
- Published Online: 24 AUG 2011
- Published Print: 10 JAN 2011
Print ISBN: 9780738149301
Online ISBN: 9781118098974
- communications facilities;
- electric supply;
- grounding methods;
- shield wire
This chapter provides practical methods of grounding for use where grounding is required as a means of safeguarding employees and the public from injury that may be caused by electrical potential on electric supply or communications facilities. It specifies the proper methods to be used in the grounding of electrical circuits and electrical equipment when such grounding is required. The circuits and equipment that are required to be grounded are specified in other sections of the Code. Rule 094 contains requirements for the grounding electrodes to which grounding conductors are to be attached. Rule 096C contains specific requirements for achieving the ground resistance requirements on multigrounded lines. However, if the overhead shield wire does meet the grounding requirements of Rule 096C, Rule 097 will allow connection of a secondary neutral to the shield wire.
Controlled Vocabulary Terms
grounding; telecommunication cables