In my opinion, most everything we call grounding is really bonding. The only thing that is actually grounding is the connection between the electrical system and the grounding electrode.Everything else is bonding....yes, I am well aware that CMP5 does not agree.
If it was changed from grounding to bonding what would we do about this code section?I agree with you, it is bonding. From what I can tell from reading CMP 5's position is that they agree also but feel it would cause massive disruption in the industry because it has been worded as grounding for years and mearly changing the verbiage would not increase safety.
IMHO it would increase clarity of the subject and the 53 articles where grounding is noted.
(2) Grounding of Electrical Equipment.
Normally non?current-carrying conductive materials enclosing electrical conductors or equipment, or forming part of such equipment, shall be connected to earth so as to limit the voltage to ground on these materials.