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Electrical Grounding Applications

Power Utilities

SAE will ensure that your grounding system meets or exceeds all relevant safety standards and all electrical codes. Relevant standards include IEEE 80* Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding and IEEE142 – Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, NEC, CEC and OESC/ESA**. If you are subject to an electrical safety inspection of your transformer, the grounding system must be passed by the relevant electrical safety authority.

Renewables

Grounding Challenges in the Renewable Energy Sector:

  • Service interruptions caused by lightning strikes due to poor or inadequate grounding strategy and systems
  • Damage to equipment and infrastructure by power system ground faults.
  • Risk of premature failure (due to corrosion) of grounding systems built with traditional techniques and materials
  • Personnel safety hazards due to improper or deficient grounding systems
  • Sensor and control system failures due to unwanted ambient electrical noise and EMF radiation that can disrupt equipment and cause service interruptions

 

What Applications Will Benefit

  • Wind farms
  • Solar farms
  • Hydroelectric facilities
  • Electrical substations

Telecom/Broadcast

Improve performance of grounding system with effective, long-life SAE ConduCrete electrodes that dissipate the elevated levels of lightning energy providing protection to Telecom equipment and infrastructure.