Conductive Aggregates help achieve a low resistant Earth Termination Network reading, but Marconite is the best all-around performer. It is maintenance free and especially good for use in dry and arid conditions.
Knowing fact from fiction when it comes to lightning safety is important. To better protect our Kingsmill Industries community and get “Down to Earth”, we gathered five commonly known myths, and debunked them to keep you aware of the best ways to stay safe when it comes to lightning.
The purpose of an earth termination network or “earthing system”, is to provide a low impedance pathway for both electrical fault and lightning discharge currents to safely dissipate into the ground. At Kingsmill Industries, we stress that the continuous and consistent operation of your earthing system is critical to ensure safety of the electrical installation, building occupants and electronic items contained within.
Today we live in a world that is highly dependent upon the continuous and reliable operation of electronic systems. In-fact, we take it for granted that they will always be there, but for this to happen reliably, our systems need to be robustly designed.
Sites where the safety and continuity of an earthing infrastructure are paramount (such as substations, power cables and mobile base stations in power transmission, telecoms and rail applications) can now be monitored in real time for theft, degradation and failure.
Earth Bars are manufactured as standard with plain exposed copper bar, this is fine and does not cause any problems as generally the Earth Bars are located on the inside of a building, usually inside a nice, dry, warm substation/communication room or neatly situated indoors, out of the way in a dry location.
Kingsmill Industries (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that we have now become an official FPAL registered supplier to the Oil & Gas sector for the manufacture and supply of Earthing Materials & Lightning Protection Products.
Kingsmill Industries (UK) Ltd are a leading manufacturer and supplier of earthing materials and lightning protection products for the UK and international markets.
Down to Earth keeps you updated on all things Earthing and Lightning Protection. We care about keeping you and your structures safe, and to do so, we ask our top specialists to share some of their know-how regarding products and installations. We are always ready to get Down to Earth! We’ve got you covered!