Grounding Systems (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule

8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.


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

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.


Day 1:
  • 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
Day 2:
  • 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

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC 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.

Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

More Dates & Locations

This course is also offered at the following location(s):

  • Edmonton, AB Thursday, July 23, 2020
    Global Innovative Campus
    17818 -107 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
    T5S 1J1
    Note: Please do not book travel and accommodation until you receive course confirmation.

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

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

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


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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

On-Site Training

This course can be customized and delivered on-site at your facility.

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