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The Basics of Stray Current Control

Reducing or preventing corrosion is a main concern in electrical systems. When DC voltages exist in applications such as railway traction, solar or battery power systems, corrosion can cause major issues in terms of grounding system integrity and effectiveness, or even environmental issues with unintended leakage from underground pipelines.

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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…

The Most Influential 2019 Trends for Electrical Engineers and Contractors [Plus Other Expert Predictions]

We may already be a few weeks into the new year, but there is still time to catch up on what many industry publications predict for 2019. As…

How Do Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) Work?

A surge protective device (SPD) is designed to protect electrical systems and equipment from surge events by limiting transient voltages and diverting surge currents.  Surges can originate externally,…

Grounding and Bonding Tips for Electric Signs, Isolated Equipment and Cabling [Advice from Electrical Engineering Experts]

When it comes it to electrical safety, grounding and bonding are integral. Across various industries, applications and facility types, grounding and bonding requirements may be different. In this…

How an Investment in Safety Saves You Money [Plus More Electrical Engineering Workplace Advice]

The changing electrical workforce, and the skilled workforce as a whole, has been a hot topic over the past few years. Both attracting a new generation of skilled…