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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…

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…

What’s What: Grounding, Bonding and Earthing

Grounding and bonding are an integral part of any modern electrical protection system design. An effective, low-imped­ance ground system is the foundation of an electrical system, regardless of…

Finally, an Explanation of Earthing vs. Grounding [Plus More Industry News]

The nVent ERICO team is committed to keeping up with the latest developments involving facility electrical protection. To provide you with the most relevant and interesting industry news…

Why a Proper Grounding System Is the Key to Effective Lightning Protection

Lightning currents inherently want to ground—whether the proper systems are in place or not. A lightning strike, which is intercepted by an air terminal, must have its current…