SPGS’ unique GroundingPlus© Solutions correctly interprets and applies industry-recognized performance standards, practices and methods on bonding and grounding, electrical protection, power quality and electromagnetic compatibility – in addition to NEC requirements. Unless other customer-defined documents apply, SPGS utilizes appropriate industry documents. For example, at commercial and industrial locations IEEE Std. 1100 Recommended practices for powering and grounding electronic equipment (in commercial and industrial locations) applies.
The power quality industry recognizes bonding and grounding related problems as the primary or underlying cause of poor performance, catastrophic failure or damage of electrical and electronic equipment. Radio/cell sites, telecom systems, computers and networks, peripherals and printers, I/O ports and circuit cards, and electronic sensors and controls are particularly vulnerable to lightning events and power system anomalies.
Bonding, grounding and other electrical protection measures (such as surge protective devices) form the foundation for adequate power quality and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Meeting or exceeding the electrical safety requirements (including grounding) of the NFPA’s National Electrical Code (NEC) does not intentionally account for desired equipment performance - only for a measure of safety.
The SPGS whole-premises (holistic) approach to grounding is designed to not only help protect your equipment and personnel, but also to enable your installation to meet availability and performance goals. SPGS specialists will inspect and verify grounding details of your AC and DC power systems, telecommunications grounding infrastructure, surge protective devices and electronic equipment. SPGS specialists are also qualified to provide grounding specifications and plans for new buildings and equipment.