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Electrical Grounding for your Industrial Control System

Summary: In this episode I discuss the different types, schemes, and safety considerations around electrical grounding of your industrial control system with my guest Mariah Hake.

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Topics Covered:

  • What is grounding?
  • Types – protective earth, functional earth, intrinsic safety
  • Schemes – daisy chain, parallel/common, single point
  • Troubleshooting ground loops and faults
  • Other safety considerations and more

Guest Bio:

Mariah is currently a Lead Mechanical Engineer for New Product Introductions at Nexus Controls. Her past roles include design engineer for Measurement & Sensing and quality engineer for Control Solutions. She holds a bachelor of science degree from MIT and a master of science degree from Georgia Tech, both in Mechanical Engineering.

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