Down to Earth

A Kingsmill Industries Blog

Lightning Protection and Safety

Lightning is one of the leading cause of death from natural disasters, behind only floods and earthquakes as the deadliest phenomena in the world.

Resistance and Impedance of Earthing Systems

Effective earthing system is essential to ensure the safety of people and reliable operation of the whole group of electrical installation.

Does Kingsmill Industries offer Lightning Protection Masts?

You will be happy to note that we at Kingsmill Industries have an enviable range of Lightning Masts, or as some people might know them, Lightning Interception Poles.

Measurement Guide for Soil Electrical Resistivity

Soil electrical resistivity represents a key factor in the design of appropriate earthing systems because of its direct proportionality with the earthing resistance.

The KingsWeld Exothermic Welding Process

Exothermic welding is an aluminothermic (chemical) reaction that takes place between an aluminium powder and a metal oxide, or in the case of your copper earthing system, a copper oxide.

The Brand of Choice

the product has simply become one part of the equation when selecting a brand or device to use in your project. Other variables have become essentially as important as the product itself.

Benefits of a Surge Protection Device

Understanding the benefits of a surge protection device in today’s world is important. As we aim to make economical choices to protect our structures from the impact of Global Warming.

Earth Bars: The Common Point

Earth Bars are the common point to group together your Earth continuity and equipotential bonding conductors to create a connection to the external earthing system.

Conductive Aggregates and Earth Resistivity

Conductive Aggregates help achieve a low resistant Earth Termination Network reading, but Marconite is the best all-around performer.

Five Lightning Myths Debunked

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 General Guide to an Earthing System

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.

Why You Need Surge Protection

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

Lightweight Lightning Mast

Kingsmill bring innovation to Lightning Protection through the introduction of a lightweight, easy to install, aesthetically pleasing Lightning Mast.

Copper Theft Detection and Earthing Integrity Monitoring

Sites where the safety and continuity of an earthing infrastructure are paramount (such as substations, power cables and mobile base stations in power transmission.

NEW Kingsmill range of mains power co-ordinated Surge Protection Devices keeps product selection simple

These mains devices are fully co-ordinated to allow ease of installation and comply with BS:EN 62305 (lightning protection) and EN 61643-11 (surge protection devices).

Key staff achieve ATLAS certification for Lightning Protection design

We’re pleased to announce that key members of Kingsmill staff have passed the ATLAS accreditation examinations for Parts 1 – 4 of BS:EN 62305 Lightning Protection Design.

Product Spotlight – Lattice Copper Earth Mats

Lattice Copper Earth Mats are placed in the ground and used as an earth electrode as part of an earthing network, They can be used where step & touch potential could cause problems.

Why choose a Tinned Earth Bar?

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.

Kingsmill are FPAL registered

Kingsmill Industries (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that we have become a FPAL registered supplier to the Oil & Gas sector for the manufacture and supply of Earthing Materials & Lightning Protection Products.

Kingsmill – Supplying the Rail Industry with Earthing Materials since 1999

Kingsmill are a registered and qualified RISQS company and are proud to have been supplying into the rail industry since 1999.

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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!

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