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In 2019, SAE was approached by an electrical utility in the Midwestern United States to engineer an effective grounding solution for a new distribution substation. The substation site sits on highly resistive dolomite bedrock with minimal overburden. This combination created an extremely challenging scenario to...

Grounding for power systems is an often misunderstood, yet crucial aspect of protecting power equipment and utility personnel while also minimizing downtime. A properly engineered grounding system will not only allow surge arresters to operate, but will also limit ground potential rise (GPR) and touch...

Update:  Thursday, June 11, 2020 Valued SAE Customer, SAE has continued to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff members are available to assist you with any questions you may have about our products and services. Like all of you, we have been monitoring the evolving global impact...

In 2019, SAE was contracted by Cascades Casino in North Bay, Ontario, to design the grounding system for the main supply transformer. After conducting soil resistivity testing and developing a layered soil model, it was evident that this area would not require an extensive installation...

SAE Inc. (SAE), a leading manufacturer of innovative grounding solutions, is pleased to announce that our ConduDisc® Utility Pole Ground Plate has been approved by the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS). With the RUS approval, rural utilities now have greater access to the ConduDisc®, which...

We are excited to be returning to DISTRIBUTECH in San Antonio, TX! Visit us at booth #4135 to meet with our experts and learn more about how our innovative product solutions can help enhance the performance of your grounding system. If you need more information...

There are many risks associated with inadequate telecom and broadcast grounding. Recurring issues such as equipment and infrastructure damage due to lightning strikes and ground fault currents can be very costly to repair. System noise and electrical interference caused by improper grounding practices and conflicting...

Power outages in the United States have been on the rise for over a decade. At this point, the United States “experiences more electric outages than any other developed nation,” according to a report from the non-profit Pew Charitable Trusts. Outages in the United States...

SAE Inc. (SAE), is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Pennsylvania-based Shanahan & Associates. Shanahan & Associates will act as a manufacturer’s representative on SAE’s behalf and serve customers in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. This partnership will surely help both...

SAE Inc. (SAE), a leading manufacturer of innovative grounding solutions, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Ohio-based RJ Lang Sales Inc. to further strengthen its presence in the U.S. market. RJ Lang Sales will become a manufacturer’s representative firm for SAE throughout...