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2012-03-20 10:24:33

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From a contents category perspective, electronics and equipment have become the number one asset in dollar value for homes and businesses in the U.S. In fact, according to a leading market research company, The NPD Group, consumers in the U.S. spent over 144 billion dollars on technology in 2011. In the U.S. there are over 20 million "cloud-to-ground" strikes per year. According to the Insurance Information Institute, lightning losses accounted...

2011-10-13 07:31:00

DETROIT, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During the fall harvest season, DTE Energy reminds farmers to be aware of overhead power lines and underground utilities, whether working near the house or out in the field. "It is essential to use extra care when operating large farm equipment near electrical lines and poles, and underground utility cables and pipelines," said Vince Dow, DTE Energy vice president of Distribution Operations. "If you are using equipment like elevated truck beds,...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Eliminates the need for grounding rings. Peabody, MA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 KROHNE, Inc., a global technology leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of accurate, reliable and cost effective measuring instruments for the process industries, announces that Ralf Haut, KROHNE's chemical industry manager from Duisburg, Germany, is presenting at the 2nd Annual ChemInnovations Conference & Expo 2011, to be held September 13-15, 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in...

2011-07-06 15:28:00

HOUSTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Power Systems announced plans to expand its operations in Brazil with the addition of a production facility to be located just outside of Sao Paulo in Porto Feliz. The total investment will be over $25 million USD, with initial plans for a LEED Platinum-certified building, complementing the company's current operations in Itu and Sorocaba. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110706/DA31134LOGO) Cooper Power Systems, a $1.2 billion...

2011-05-25 07:40:00

MARYVILLE, Mo., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are reminding homeowners about the dangers of lightning; an underrated and often forgotten electrical hazard. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), lightning is responsible for billions of dollars in property damage. The I.I.I. cites a 14.8% increase in 2010 vs. 2009...

2011-05-05 06:35:00

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PanelClaw, a leader in solar PV mounting systems, announced today UL electrical bonding and grounding certification for its module mounting components ("Claws"). Official recognition to UL 2703 for electric bonding and grounding will drastically reduce grounding costs for solar arrays mounted with PanelClaw's innovative Polar Bear® FR, Grizzly Bear® FR, and Panda Bear GM flat roof and ground mount...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), electrical contractors, electricians and retailers that the ground rods identified below bear unauthorized UL Marks for the U.S. and Canada. These products have not been evaluated by UL to the applicable Standard for Safety for the U.S. and Canada and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark. Name of Product: Ground Rod, Model 834 cUL US LISTED 4X41 Number...

2010-06-20 08:10:00

*In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 20-26, 2010 HARTFORD, Conn., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricanes and tornadoes receive the news coverage, but according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), lightning accounts for more than one billion dollars annually in structural damage to buildings in the U.S. alone. A single bolt of lightning can generate heat in excess of 50,000 degrees F which can spark fires or cause surging through electrical circuitry. Packing...

2010-06-10 13:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying AHJs, electrical contractors, electricians, retailers and distributors that the ground rod, identified below, may not be provided with adequate copper plating. These products display a UL Listing Mark for the U.S.; however, products were found not to comply with the UL safety requirements and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark. Name of Product: EN 588 (UL) 52D4 Nehring...

2010-04-21 05:00:00

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn., April 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Fushi Copperweld (Nasdaq: FSIN)'s American research and development center announces production of 4THOUGHT(TM), a new copper-clad steel (CCS) grounding product for use in electrical substations. 4THOUGHT(TM) is a 19-wire Copperweld(R) CCS cable produced to exactly the diameter of 4/0 AWG solid copper grounding wire, which is the current accepted industry standard for substation grounding applications. "Using solid copper...


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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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