Distance - Grounding Systems (1.2 CEUs)


  • Looking for professional development but do not have the time to take off from work?

  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

  • This may be your ideal Professional Development course!

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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion


The course will focus on the most important parameters of the grounding systems.
The measurement of the soil and the calculation of the GPR-Ground Potential Rise; Touch and Step Voltage Potential, also the selection of the Ground Rods and ground mesh as well as the maintenance and required measurements for an existing ground system.


  • How to perform the soil resistance measurements;
  • Select the proper Grounding System using the CSA Standard or Electrical Calculations
  • Calculate the Ground Potential Rise and study the effect of different ground interconnections
  • How to perform measurements for an existing grounding system
  • Provide solution for a Grounding System if is not performing as expected
  • Calculate the touch and step potential for worst case scenario

Target Audience

Electrical Engineers and Technicians

After you attend this course/workshop, you will be able to

  • Perform correct soil measurement
  • Select the proper types of roads and number to achieve the desired outcome
  • Perform Grounding Measurements for an existing system
  • Provide solutions for a existing grounding system if does not meet the parameters
  • Calculate the GPR; Touch and Step Potential of a Grounding System

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Dr. Eduard Loiczli

Eduard Loiczli is currently a Nuclear Integration Senior Electrical Engineer for Ontario Power Generation. He has more than 26 years experience in Electrical Engineering and Controls and has made many achievements in the industry. He has designed programming applications for nuclear applications, SCADA and DCS. He has also created programming and integration solutions for oil extraction and an automated line for the glass industry. In addition to programming solutions, Mr Loiczli has been project leader for design in many electrical projects.
Mr Loiczli is a member of IEEE, Ontario Fire Association and APEO. He is a Certified Nuclear Engineer.


  • Soil Measurement
  • Type of Soils and two and three stratum modeling
  • Instrumentations selection and field conditions for correct soil measurement
  • Interpretations of the soil measurement
  • Calculation of a Grounding System Mesh
  • Selection of the rods for a specific soil
  • Calculation of a Ground Potential Rise
  • Interconnecting Grounding Systems
  • Grounding Loops and side effects
  • Calculation of touch and step potential
  • Substation Ground Installation and Testing
  • Specific critical situations for a Substation Grounding (Fence Grounding; Overhead Lines etc)
  • Solutions for Grounding System Improvement

TLNT reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. TLNT's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. TLNT is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

This course is available through distance education, start and end date is open throughout the year.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@tlnt-training.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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