Review of Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding 12th Edition
Grounding and bonding are essential for electrical safety and performance, but they can also be confusing and challenging to apply correctly. That's why many electricians and inspectors rely on the Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding, a comprehensive guide that explains the principles and practices of grounding and bonding in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC).
The 12th edition of the Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding, published in 2014 by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), covers the changes and updates in the 2014 NEC related to grounding and bonding. It also provides clear examples, illustrations, tables, charts, and diagrams to help readers understand and apply the code requirements.
Some of the topics covered in the book include:
General fundamentals of grounding and bonding
Grounding electrical systems and services
Main bonding jumpers and bonding at services
The grounding electrode system
Grounding electrode conductors
Bonding enclosures and equipment
Equipment grounding conductors
Enclosure and equipment grounding
Clearing ground faults and short circuits
Grounding separately derived systems
Grounding at over 1000 volts
Grounding of systems with generators, transformers, or converters
Grounding of special locations and equipment
Grounding of communications systems
Grounding of solar photovoltaic systems
Testing of grounding systems
The book also includes appendices with useful information such as definitions, symbols, formulas, conversion factors, references, and a glossary.
The Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding is a valuable resource for anyone who works with electrical installations, especially those who need to comply with the NEC. It is written in an easy-to-read style that avoids technical jargon and common misconceptions. It is also well-organized and indexed for quick reference.
The book can be purchased from the IAEI website[^2^] or downloaded as a PDF file[^1^]. The PDF file is 52 MB in size and has 528 pages. The book costs $57.95 for IAEI members and $72.95 for non-members.
The Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding has received positive feedback from many readers who have found it helpful and informative. For example, one reviewer on Amazon[^1^] wrote:
\"This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to understand grounding and bonding. It explains the concepts in a clear and logical way, with plenty of examples and diagrams. It also covers the latest changes in the NEC and how they affect grounding and bonding. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with electrical systems.\"
Another reviewer on Amazon[^1^] praised the book for its practical approach and comprehensive coverage:
\"This book is not just a collection of code rules, but a guide to how grounding and bonding works in real life. It covers everything from the basics to the advanced topics, such as grounding of solar photovoltaic systems, communications systems, and special locations and equipment. It also has useful appendices with definitions, formulas, references, and a glossary. This book is a great reference for electricians, inspectors, engineers, and students.\"
The Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding is not only a book, but also a learning tool that can help readers improve their skills and knowledge in grounding and bonding. The book includes review questions at the end of each chapter, as well as answers and explanations at the end of the book. The book also provides access to online resources such as videos, webinars, articles, and quizzes that can enhance the learning experience. ec8f644aee