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To complete my study at PTC (Polytechnic College), a Bachelor degree in Suriname (South America), I am busy with a case study ” Evaluation of the Groundingsystem of the telecommunication main station of Telesur”. Do have any usefull information like regulations and requirements or even documantations of telecommuniationgrounding? Or maybe a website.

Hi Wahab,

Thank you for your question regarding grounding standards for the Telecommunications Industry, it is our pleasure to help.

In the United States, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has issued a joint standard with ANSI & EIA groups which covers grounding/earthing and bonding requirements for telecommunications sites.  This document has become well established in recent years and is in extensive use in North America.  The document number is ANSI-TIA-EIA-J-STD-607-A. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIA_J-STD-607

Another standard commonly used in the United States for Telecommunications sites is the Motorola R56 Standards & Guidelines for Communications Sites.  This is an excellent document that is well written and easy to understand.  It also has a series of illustrations that are very descriptive of what is required.  It is a very popular document with engineers and technicians as its plain language and logical layout make it very easy to understand and implement in real-world situations.  This may be one of your best sources of information.  http://motorola-wls.motolms.com/Secure/Course_Description.asp?number=ANT001-CD

Internationally, many countries are governed by IEC 60364 “Electrical Installations for Buildings”, which is the International Electrotechnical Commission’s international standard on electrical installations of buildings.  However, this is not a standard specifically geared toward telecommunications.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60364

Most international telecommunications sites follow either the EIA standards, or some form of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) rules.  This group has a list of various standards regulating the European telecommunications industry.  Grounding/earthing is governed under ETSI EN 300 253 standard.  You should be able to Google this standard and find a great deal of information.

Hopefully this will get you started!  Please keep us informed on your progress and good luck on your degree!

Best regards,

The Engineering Team at E&S Grounding Solutions


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