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Many people are unaware of the damage that low voltage communication cables can inflict on electrical equipment within a facility. The National Electrical Code requires the bonding of these cables shields to the grounding electrode system of the faci
Most Facilities and Homes are Susceptible to Lightning Strikes and Power Surges but What is the Cost
If you believe that your facility or home is protected from lightning strikes, power surges and other power disturbances you are sadly mistaken.
the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 780: Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems, IEEE Standard 142: Foundation for Grounding, 81-2012 - IEEE Guide for Measuring Earth Resistivity, Ground Impedance, and Earth Surface P
Facility Managers get what they pay for when it comes to business continuity and service reliability
Every company footprint is unique in their business for labor cost and revenue stream. Naturally, actual downtime cost and downtime history will be different for every company. However, for all companies there are three (3) steps needed to calculate
It seems everyone knows someone who knows something about grounding and by the way my guy is cheap. Depending on what cheap really means the bargain could and usually does turn out to be less than expected.
Your own facility causes 80% of the equipment failures, system failures and downtime that occur at your facility. The other 20% is caused by your utility company. Most end-users don't know that utilities are not responsible for providing whatever pow
EMC issues are caused by high frequency noise (voltages) from unknown sources. The EMC issue will always have at least one (1) source (radiation, coupling or conduction) and at least one (1) victim (equipment). The noise can be permanent, temporary o
A ground rod or a ground field’s real purpose in life is to have a designed electrical path to dissipate a static discharge voltage (such as Lightning) to earth.
EMI, RFI, EMC Why do we Still Have These Problems?
This explains the difference between Bonding, Earthing, and Grounding
Keeping 911 Centers and Emergency Management Facilities on line all the time
A Ground Potential Rise Ground Potential Rise (GPR) in pad-mounted cabinets causes ongoing card failures and it is a troublesome issue for every cabinet and equipment manufacturer across the United States. When the voltage in the earth rises and every electrical component w
Most facilities have issues with facility protection and grounding. Because these issues do not cause equipment failures, equipment outages, system outages and downtime every day or even every week they are put on the back burner until some major eve
What is a ground loop?
Before equipment electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) became an issue with equipment malfunctions all electricians had reason to be satisfied when the light came on when the light switch was thrown and no one got a shock.
Holistic Electrical Facility Protection Design saves maintenance cost and increases online reliability and reduces outages and downtime.