25 episodes

Join us each week where our engineering experts answer your questions about the world of grounding and earthing. E&S Grounding Solutions' mission is to ENGINEER, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER the world's leading technology professionals and companies to become safer, more successful, and more profitable every single day. For a video of this podcast, please visit our YouTube Channel at E&S Grounding Solutions. For more information or to sign up for some of our world-renowned educational classes, please visit our website at: www.ESgrounding.com

Ask the Grounding Experts E&S Grounding Solutions

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Join us each week where our engineering experts answer your questions about the world of grounding and earthing. E&S Grounding Solutions' mission is to ENGINEER, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER the world's leading technology professionals and companies to become safer, more successful, and more profitable every single day. For a video of this podcast, please visit our YouTube Channel at E&S Grounding Solutions. For more information or to sign up for some of our world-renowned educational classes, please visit our website at: www.ESgrounding.com

    What are 4 Lightning Scenarios that Cause Problems? Part 1

    What are 4 Lightning Scenarios that Cause Problems? Part 1

    In this episode, E&S Grounding Solutions President David Stockin discusses Part-1 of a 5-part series about lightning strike scenarios and the ways to protect against them.
     Air-to-Air strikes are the most common source of lightning damage, due to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and the damage this interference causes to electronic systems.  Understanding how the EMF from lightning cause damage to your structures is key to understanding why the solutions work and how lightning protection systems work to protect you from numerous different scenarios.  
     For more information or to sign up for some of our world-renowned educational classes, please visit our website at www.ESgrounding.com 

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    • 8 min
    What are Ground Loops?

    What are Ground Loops?

    E&S Grounding Solutions President David Stockin responds to viewers' questions about the differences between ground “loops” and ground “rings”. Ground loops are a common term that is often ill defined and even more often used inappropriately. Typically, ground loops are used to define a process where the return currents (neutral currents) are allowed to travel back to the source on the normally-non-current-carrying-exposed-conductive-parts of a circuit, in violation of NEC 250.6 –Objectionable Currents.  Objectionable Currents are hazardous to both persons and equipment and must be removed from any circuit. 

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    • 9 min
    How Can Step-Voltage Accidents be Prevented?

    How Can Step-Voltage Accidents be Prevented?

    In this episode, E&S Grounding Solutions President David Stockin responds to viewers questions about the dangers of Step Voltages. Step voltages are a very dangerous and unseen hazard. Primarily caused by lightning strikes or downed power lines, step voltages are large differences in potential that are a short distance from each other, which can turn the person or animal taking the step to become a conduit that the electrons use to flow from one potential to the other. David describes the dangers and explains the process by which this current flow occurs. He also offers some mitigation and safety tips.

    For a video of this podcast, please visit our YouTube Channel at E&S Grounding Solutions. For more information or to sign up for some of our world-renowned educational classes, please visit our website at www.ESgrounding.com

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    • 8 min
    The Importance of Addressing Grounding Systems at the Beginning of the Project

    The Importance of Addressing Grounding Systems at the Beginning of the Project

    In this episode, E&S Grounding Solutions President DavidStockin goes into detail on the importance of addressing your grounding system during the design process and how not doing so can cause costs to dramatically increase. David discusses the issues that can arise when grounding is an afterthought instead of a forethought and tells us a few of the details and standards that must be covered.

    For a video of this podcast, please visit our YouTube Channel at E&S Grounding Solutions.

    For more information or to sign up for some of our world-renowned educational classes, please visit our website at www.ESgrounding.com

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    • 14 min
    What are the Top 3 Things the NEC Needs to Change?

    What are the Top 3 Things the NEC Needs to Change?

    In this Episode of Ask the Grounding Experts, E&S Grounding Solutions President David Stockin discusses the Top 3 areas of improvement that are needed in Article 250, the Grounding Section, of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

    In particular, the importance of installing a copper wire in branch circuits instead of using steel conduit is discussed.  In addition, the human safety reasons for always bonding the steel rebar in concrete (concrete encased electrodes) and the need to use copper in Liu of building steel for down conductors and grounding electrode conductors is also examined.  A few small adjustments to the National Electrical Code could help to dramatically reduce electrocutions, save lives, improve reliability, and reduce the costs of corrosion on our infrastructure.

    For a video of this podcast, please visit our YouTube Channel at E&S Grounding Solutions. For more information or to sign up for some of our world-renowned educational classes, please visit our website at www.ESgrounding.com

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    • 13 min
    What are the Grounding Challenges at Solar Farms?

    What are the Grounding Challenges at Solar Farms?

    In this episode, E&S President David Stockin discusses the grounding challenges that you can encounter at solar farms.

    For a video of this podcast, please visit our YouTube Channel at E&S Grounding Solutions. For more information or to sign up for some of our world-renowned educational classes, please visit our website at www.ESgrounding.com

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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

JustADude8888 ,

Killer Topics

I just discovered this podcast and I've been binging it! It's so difficult to find good information focused primarily on grounding and David has a wonderful way of explaining things that make it easy to grasp and understand. THANK YOU!!!

Engineer503 ,

Great way to learn grounding!

It’s easy to listen to these short episodes in the car and learn something new!

Papajoep ,

Electrical Principles - Easily Understood!

Excellent explanation,easily understood, of semi-complex electrical grounding principles - very helpful. Great insights for all levels of need - from Do-It-Yourselfers, to Electricians, to Contractors, to Engineers... Crisp delivery but great clarity. Definitely subscription-worthy!