Functional (technological) grounding for a hospital is made coming out of requirements in the technical passport for equipment. The ZANDZ Technical Center recently received a request to achieve the resistance of not more than 2 Ohm. We will study our solution in detail.


Example of calculation of a hospital functional grounding


Object: hospital


Perform a grounding device for the hospital, providing the resistance of not more than 2 ohms.



A set of measures to ensure the necessary requirements to the functional grounding system of the hospital:

  1. Grounding is made in accordance with the EIC 7th ed.
  2. Installation of a grounding device consisting of 11 vertical electrodes 6 m long united by a horizontal electrode (copper-bonded tape 30x4 mm). The distance from the horizontal electrode to the object should be not less than 1 m, deepening 0.5 - 0.7 meters.


Hospital's grounding device resistance calculation:

The design resistance of the grounding device is 1,95 Ohm.


Figure 1 shows the arrangement of equipment.

Table 1 gives the list of the required equipment and materials.

Функциональное заземление больницы

Figure 1 - Location of equipment for hospital functional grounding.

Электрод- Electrode L = 6m, D=14mm
Полоса омедненная – Copper-bonded tape 30 x 4mm


Table 1 - List of equipment and materials for hospital grounding.

Image Product item Product Quantity, pcs.
1. ZZ-001-065 ZANDZ Copper-bonded threaded grounding rod (D14; 1.5 m) 44
2. ZZ-002-061 ZANDZ Threaded coupler 34
3. ZZ-003-061 ZANDZ Starting tip 11
4. ZZ-004-060 ZANDZ Driving head for a jackhammer 9
5. ZZ-006-000 ZANDZ Conductive grease 4
6. ZZ-008-000 ZANDZ Header for a jackhammer (SDS max) 1
7. ZZ-005-064 ZANDZ Clamp for connecting conductor (up to 40 mm) 13
8. ZZ-007-030 ZANDZ Waterproof tape 4
9. GL-11075-50 GALMAR Copper-bonded tape (30 * 4 mm / S 120 mm²; coil of 50 meters) 2
10. ZZ-500-110 ZANDZ Grounding conductor (10m; S25, single-core, with a tip for the bolt D8) 1


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