nVent ERICO Blog

nVent ERICO is your reliable source for grounding, bonding, lightning protection solutions.

Our Latest Stories

cadweld_plus_staged

A Basic Overview of Exothermically Welded Connections 

When constructing electrical protection systems, electrical grounding connections must remain dependable over the life of the system. If bonds weaken, grounding, bonding and lightning protection systems become susceptible…

5 Ways to Prepare a Home’s Surge Protection for Storm Season [Plus More Electrical Engineering Information]

In this edition of electrical engineering industry news, see what electrical professionals can do to get their clients prepped for storm season, what the National Electrical Code (NEC)…

Happy Birthday to Us, Thanks to You!

Readers – Thank you for making the first year of the nVent ERICO blog a success! We have enjoyed bringing you information about grounding, bonding, lightning and surge…

Telecom Equipment Near Electrical Transformers: 6 Scenarios That Require Extra Care

This following is part of our telecom lightning protection series, which is based on our whitepaper “Earth Potential Rise in Public Spaces Near Telecommunications Facilities,” that was published…

Fewer OSHA Inspections May Mean Increased Risk [and Other Electrical Industry News]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is running a leaner, tighter ship these days, with a continued, aggressive approach to enforcement and an increase in the cost for violations…

3 Lightning-Related Problems for Telecommunication Towers in Very Dense Cities

This following is part of our telecom lightning protection series, which is based on our whitepaper “Earth Potential Rise in Public Spaces Near Telecommunications Facilities,” that presented at…

What Are the Basic Differences Between UL 96A, NFPA 780 and LPI 175?

For electrical engineers, contractors, installers, designers and other individuals whose jobs involve lightning protection systems and related equipment, understanding all the relevant standards can be a daunting task….

Why Electrical Inspections Are Delayed in Parts of the U.S. [Plus More Electrical Engineering Information]

Inspections are an important and required aspect of the electrical field. They keep buildings up to code, uphold building safety and ultimately limit some liability for engineers and…

The Applications and Limitations of UL 1449 for Surge Protective Devices (SPDs)

In the U.S—with the exception of utility, telecommunications and rail industries—all AC power connected surge protective devices (SPDs) must be installed in accordance with National Electrical Code (NEC). The 2017…

What is Soil Resistivity and How Does it Affect Grounding?

Proper grounding proves to be an important issue when designing and installing power and lightning protection systems. The goal of any grounding system is to provide a low-impedance path…