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IEEE 837 Explained: How Permanent Grounding Connections Are Qualified

When electrical professionals install grounding systems, they need to have confidence that the design and installation will assure protection reliably for the expected life of the system. Grounding…

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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)…

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…

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…

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 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…