3 Considerations for maximizing the useful life of a grounding system

3 Considerations for maximizing the useful life of a grounding system

Although there is no known solution to fully protect your facility from natural environmental threats, certain steps can be taken to minimize the risk. These precautionary measures for the total protection of installations include the following concepts:

– Direct protection against blows.

– Grounding and bonding systems.

– Protection against transient overvoltages and overvoltages.

To maximize both the effectiveness and useful life of a grounding system, the following considerations should be followed. Read below for three considerations to keep in mind when installing your next grounding system.

1. Select top quality products.

When selecting the right products for your grounding system, remember that high quality products will extend the life of the asset. The National Bureau of Standards has conducted the longest documented study of corrosion in buried copper and galvanized materials. From this study, the following emerges: Copper steel shows minimal corrosion compared to galvanized steel, on the other hand, galvanized steel showed a loss of zinc, which resulted in excessive corrosion of the steel. ‘steel. are less likely to corrode, ERICO offers copper-bonded ground rods that have an electrolytic layer of copper deposited on nickel. This helps to ensure a durable molecular bond between the copper and steel core.

2. Consider connections.

In a grounding system, there is a network of bonded conductors to direct electrical current safely to the ground. Since the current-carrying capacity and efficiency of a grounding circuit depends on the quality of the ground connection, it is often considered one of the most important elements of a system. grounding. That being said, connections can become a weak point in the system due to aging and corrosion. To eliminate this problem, ERICO offers the CADWELD exothermic welding process, which produces a connection with a permanent molecular bond. Exothermic soldered connections offer benefits such as reduced labor costs, inexpensive equipment, no special skills required, and no need for an external power or heat source.

3. Periodically test the system

To ensure that your grounding system is working effectively and efficiently, it is recommended that you test the resistivity of the ground. The most accurate method and the one recommended by ERICO is the four point method. In some cases, the ground should be tested before installing a ground electrode system to ensure that the grounding system meets the ground electrode resistance requirements. In cases such as utility installations, the utility company determines this value. For other installations, the manufacturer of the installed equipment specifies a value. Also, international standards and requirements vary.

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