Latest Ground Stories

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...

Latest Ground Reference Libraries

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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