Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:50
August 7, 2012 - Steel grounding plates from Galvan Electrical Products are designed for use by utilities and electrical contractors in situations where driving a ground rod electrode is not possible or practical. The grounding plates cover a surface area of 10" x 16", and are made of 1/4" steel and hot dip galvanized for corrosion resistance. The grounding plates are also available as bare steel.
Friday, 27 January 2012 15:27
January 27, 2012 - CommScope has developed a copper-alternative grounding wire designed to deter copper theft and lower maintenance costs for telecoms and data applications. The GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel solution has been intended for use in subsurface grounding grids, as well as inside and outside plant bonding applications. According to the company, the solution makes it less susceptible to theft by increasing the resistance to cutting and drastically decreasing the scrap value. It can be jacketed with a polyethylene coating and printed to disguise and distinguish the wire from solid copper alternatives.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:54
January 24, 2012 - Newfoundland Power is asking the general public to be on the lookout for individuals vandalizing the province’s electricity system. Recent acts of vandalism involved stripping copper grounding wire attached to high-voltage powerlines in the Argentia area. Needless to say, this activity creates a serious safety risk for Newfoundland Power employees, contractors, the general public and the thieves themselves.