The ANSI/TIA-607-B “Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for Customer Premises” published August, 2011. This Standard specifies a grounding and bonding infrastructure that will ensure reliable operation of all telecommunications equipment and systems independent of cabling media type. The grounding and bonding system planning, specification, and installation specifications are applicable to new, existing, and retrofit buildings. The requirements and guidelines provided in this Standard are intended to supplement the premises cabling requirements specified in the ANSI/TIA-568-C family of Standards.
Main clauses in the Standard address:
- Regulatory – National and Local Code Requirements
- Overview of Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding Systems
- Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding Components
- Design Requirements
- Performance and Test Requirements
- Grounding Electrodes
- Towers and Antennas
- Electrical Protection
Copies of the Standard may be purchased from the IHS Standards Store (http://global.ihs.com).