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Lack of Concerns About Bonding, Grounding and Protecting Communication Cables Entering a Facility

By Levi Zeigler   |  December 6, 2017

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

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Most Facilities and Homes are Susceptible to Lightning Strikes and Power Surges but What is the Cost

By Levi Zeigler   |  November 8, 2017

If you believe that your facility or home is protected from lightning strikes, power surges and other power disturbances you are sadly mistaken.

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How to Build a Lifetime Low Resistance and Low Impedance Earth Ground System for any Soil

By Levi Zeigler   |  September 8, 2017

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

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Facility Managers get what they pay for

By Levi Zeigler   |  August 3, 2017

Facility Managers get what they pay for when it comes to business continuity and service reliability

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Do you really want to know your true cost of equipment outages and downtime?

July 11, 2017

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

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By Levi Zeigler   |  June 22, 2017

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.

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Who Do You Blame When Your Facility Has Equipment Failures, System Failures And Downtime?

By Levi Zeigler   |  June 16, 2017

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

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EMC IEC Levels of Protection

By Levi Zeigler   |  May 11, 2017

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

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Purpose of the Grounding Rod

By Levi Zeigler   |  May 1, 2017

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.

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EMI, RFI, EMC Why do we Still Have These Problems?

By Levi Zeigler   |  March 30, 2017

EMI, RFI, EMC Why do we Still Have These Problems?

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Electrical Bonding, Earthing and Grounding

By Levi Zeigler   |  March 15, 2017

This explains the difference between Bonding, Earthing, and Grounding

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How to Maintain Communication Equipment Continuity in an Emergency Management Agency

By Levi Zeigler   |  October 27, 2016

Keeping 911 Centers and Emergency Management Facilities on line all the time

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Ground Potential Rise (GPR) in Pad Mounted Communication Cabinets

By Levi Zeigler   |  September 14, 2016

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

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Keywords: gpr, pad mounted cabinets  |   1 comments

Protection and Grounding vs Accounting

By Levi Zeigler   |  September 7, 2016

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

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Who Really Cares About Ground Loops?

August 2, 2016

What is a ground loop?

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EMC Zero Grounding Method (ZM) Introduction

By Levi Zeigler   |  July 1, 2016

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.

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Holistic Electrical Facility Protection Design

By Levi Zeigler   |  June 2, 2016

Holistic Electrical Facility Protection Design saves maintenance cost and increases online reliability and reduces outages and downtime.

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Holistic Electrical Facility/Home Protection 101

By Levi Zeigler   |  May 5, 2016

Most facilities/homes only begin to think of electrical protection after some type of electrical event cause some valuable equipment to fail.

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