CALL FOR PAPERS | Earthing Conference UK In Birmingham On May 25th & 26th 2022

Published 14 Feb 2022

Earthing Conference Call For Papers

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The upcoming Earthing Conference UK in Birmingham on May 25th & 26th 2022 aim is to demystify the subject of earthing and present the subject in a clear, straightforward manner.

Earthing as a subject has been under-represented over the years and this event will attempt to remedy the gaps in technical knowledge and improve practices in the industry.

The UK & Europe need a unified practical approach to earthing which can be commonly understood and widely applied.

Are you an electrical professional from the mining, industrial, power, defence, oil & gas, construction, transport, manufacturing or utilities industry?

The conference is currently seeking speakers who can talk about their experiences in the field, provide overviews of the applicable industry regulations/legislation and offer case studies and examples from industry.

All presenters receive complimentary registration to attend the conference.


To express your interest in presenting, simply send a short 100-word abstract, outlining your proposed topic, and how delegates will benefit from your 45 minute presentation to:

Emma Cameron

[email protected]

Once your topic is approved, your technical paper and PowerPoint slides will be due six weeks prior to the event. Speaking slots are allocated on topic suitability and on a first come first served basis, so please register your interest today

Enhance your career, share your knowledge and strengthen your public profile while networking with your industry.

Suggested topics:


  • System earthing
  • Equipment grounding & earthing of structures
  • Electrical safety earthing
  • Static earthing
  • Solid, impedance, touch potentials
  • Electric shock
  • Earth leakage protection
  • Design
  • Protection


  • Design and testing
  • Earthing electrodes
  • Measurement
  • Neutral earthing
  • Corrosion problems in earthing
  • Earthing of surge protection devices


  • Sizing conductors
  • Parasitic & stray currents
  • Interference
  • Hazardous areas
  • Inspection procedures
  • Equipotential grids


  • Protection of instrumentation
  • Instrumentation, radio & telemetry transmitters
  • Telephone networks
  • IT & wireless networks
  • Mobile radio networks
  • System bonding


  • Earth resistivity
  • Earth loop impedance
  • Grid resistance
  • Earth continuity


  • High voltage & low voltage
  • Substations
  • Augmentation of buried grids
  • Geotechnical issues
  • Hazardous areas
  • Mining and oil & gas
  • Marine and offshore
  • Mobile plant
  • Domestic electrical wiring
  • Transmission, distribution & rail


  • Protection design
  • Non conventional lightning systems
  • Side flash and preventive measures
  • Down conductor installation and termination
  • Grid design
  • Bonding
  • Surge impedance
  • Probabilistic risk factors
  • EPR due to lightning
  • Pitfalls of isolated earthing


  • Standards and best practice
  • State and utility regulations
  • The need for new standards
  • Inspection and testing
  • BS 50522, BS 7430, BS 7354,
  • BS 7671 – UK Wiring Regulations
  • IEEE Std 80, ENA TS 41-24


  • Load flow studies
  • Fault load studies
  • Equipment sizing
  • Earth potential rise


  • Power quality
  • Standby sources
  • Solid state systems
  • Redundancy
  • UPS configurations


  • Bonding practice
  • Surge protection practice
  • Positioning and selection of lightning/surge arrestor


  • Categories of noise
  • Harmonics
  • Frequency analysis
  • Electrostatic/capacitive coupling

All submissions welcome.

For further information on this event or to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact:

Emma Cameron

Conference Manager – IDC Technologies

Thorne & Derrick International

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