Our Electrical Grounding for Oil and Gas applications training course covers a broad range of technical issues involving the modern  oil and gas industries. The Oil & Gas sector relies on the efficient transportation, handling and processing of many hazardous and highly flammable chemical products. These operations generate hazardous levels of static electricity. The first line of defence for catastrophic ignition and explosions is proper grounding & static control measures.

Grounding is defined as electrical equipment connected directly to mother earth, or to some conducting body that serves in place of the earth, such as the steel frame of an oil drilling platform. Proper grounding is essential for safely and reliably operating electrical systems. Improper grounding methodology has the potential to bring disastrous results from both an operational as well as a safety standpoint.

There are many different categories and types of grounding principles. This course covers proper grounding techniques for not only medium- and high-voltage systems but also low-voltage Instrument and Control Systems (IACS) that have been proven safe and reliable when employed in process control facilities.

OVERVIEW
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Session 1: ELECTRICAL GROUNDING – SCOPE
  • Session 2: CLASSIFICATION OF VARIOUS GROUNDING STANDARDS. CODES AND RULES
  • Session 3: ELECTRICAL GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM
  • Session 4: CIRCUIT GROUNDING
  • Session 5: EQUIPMENT BONDING & GROUNDING
  • Session 6: EMERGENCY POWER SYSTEMS
  • Session 7: STATIC HAZARDS
  • Session 8: LIGHTNING PROTECTION FOR OIL INSTALLATIONS
  • Session 9: ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT GROUNDING
  • Session 10: TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUNDING IN PETROCHEMICAL PLANT
  • Session 11: EMI ON ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
  • Session 12: TWO CASE HISTORIES
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Classification Of Various Oil & Gas Grounding Standards. Codes And Rules
  • How to Comply with Oil & Gas Specifications
  • How to Comply with Canadian Oil & Gas Safety and Health Administration Specifications
  • Oil & Gas Emergency Power Systems
  • Petrochemical Storage Tanks Grounding
  • Vessels Grounding
  • Data Highway grounds
  • Logic Manager Grounds
  • Cabinet Ground Connections
  • Explosion Protection grounding
  • Floating, Semi-submersible & Sea Floor Structures Grounding
  • Cathodic Protection
  • External & Internal Lightning Protection
  • Field Transmitter Grounding
  • Grounding for Static Electricity Protection
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
  • Oil & Gas Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technicians
  • Offshore Oil Installation Engineers & Technicians
  • SCADA System Engineers/Technicians
  • Oil & Gas Project Engineers and Supervisors
  • Oil & Gas Design Electrical Engineers
  • Oil & Gas Engineers responsible for the engineering, design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, or maintenance of electrical grounding systems in Oil & Gas applications
  • Oil Platforms Engineers/Technicians

Program Details: www.electricityforum.com/usa/oil-gas-grounding.html