Down to Earth

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Measurement Guide for Soil Electrical Resistivity

I. Utility of Soil Resistivity Measurement Soil electrical resistivity represents a key factor in the design of appropriate…

The KingsWeld Exothermic Welding Process

At Kingsmill, we always recommend exothermic welding to join copper conductors together in an earthing system…let’s explain. A…

The Brand of Choice

Today, with the ever-changing use of the internet, we have to ask ourselves, as Kingsmill Industries, what makes…

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…

Earth Bars: The Common Point

Earth Bars are the common point to group together your Earth continuity and equipotential bonding conductors to create…

Conductive Aggregates and Earth Resistivity

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.

Five Lightning Myths Debunked

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 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, but for this to happen reliably, our systems need to be robustly designed.

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, telecoms and rail applications) can now be monitored in real time for theft, degradation and failure.

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

We’re pleased to announce the first products available from a brand new range of 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.

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, usually inside a nice, dry, warm substation/communication room or neatly situated indoors, out of the way in a dry location.

Kingsmill are FPAL registered

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 – 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.

Special Guest Blog by Maria Lopez from PSR Pararrayos, Spain

Kingsmill would like to thank María López from PSR Pararrayos (Spain) for the contribution to our blog page.

Manufacturing Excellence since 1999

Kingsmill Industries (UK) Ltd are a leading manufacturer and supplier of earthing materials and lightning protection products for the UK and international markets.

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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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