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A Year in Review: 6 Top Electrical Engineering Posts from 2018

Is it just us, or has 2018 felt longer than 365 days? For instance, it may come as a surprise that less than 11 months ago the 2018…

An Innovative nVent Ground Conductor On Track in Metro Railways Throughout China

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the nVent Rail and Transit Blog. Click below to find more industry news and specific solutions for rail. nVent ERICO…

What Is The Difference Between a Code, Standard, Regulation and Specification in the Electrical Industry?

In the electrical field, engineers, contractors and others must refer to different standards, codes and more to do their work. But have you ever considered the differences between…

The 2 Most Important Factors to Weigh When Selecting Ground Rod Material

The purpose of a grounding system is to protect people, structures and equipment, and to ensure maximum safety from electrical system faults and lightning. A vital piece of…

The Difference Between Lightning Protection and Surge Protection

Lightning is known to be the most significant source of surges—bolts have been recorded to have a million to a billion volts and between 10,000 to 200,000 amps….

How Machine Learning Is Being Applied to Smart Power Outlets [Plus More From the Electrical Engineering Industry]

Electrical engineering and components of the industry’s technology are getting smarter everyday, but implementation and installation of that technology is still up to those in the field. In…

The Pros and Cons of 4 Common Ground Rod Materials

When it comes to selecting a ground rod, engineers must avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Different factors—material, soil resistivity, location, facility type, size, among others—play into the overall efficiency…

What Is the Difference Between Copper-Clad and Copper-Bonded Steel?

When discussing the components in an electrical grounding system, we often hear the terms “copper-clad steel” and “copper-bonded steel” used interchangeably. Though it may seem inconsequential, each term…

How nVent ERICO Parts Protect Architect Frank Gehry’s Unique 320,000 Brick Building From Lightning Strikes

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated to be more comprehensive. Famed architect Frank Gehry is known worldwide for his unique, contemporary style across a…

The Grounding Mistakes You Need to Avoid to Meet Code [Plus More From the Industry]

The concept of grounding is well known, but details in the code are allowing installers to make preventable mistakes. After a review of those grounding mistakes, we’ll overview…