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Grounding Small Cells in Cities

In cities, increasingly dense telecommunication networks are bringing small cells to utility poles, streetlights and public rights of way, presenting new challenges for cellular carriers when it comes…

Protect Your Railway Installations with nVent ERICO Solutions

Did you know we have an nVent blog dedicated to Rail solutions? In the latest blog series on the nVent Rail blog, nVent ERICO Railway Electrical Protection is…

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3 Design Practices to Achieve Stray Current Control

In our previous post, we defined stray currents, where they come from and some effects they can have on grounding and other systems with the capacity to carry…

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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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7 Electrical Engineering Marvels We Could Not Live Without [Plus Practical NEC Tips]

Electrical engineering is a complex field that makes life easier for us all. In this post, we will first overview seven of those electrical engineering wonders that accelerated…

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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…