Electrical Grounding Services
Since 1990, SAE Inc. (SAE) has provided its clients with effective and innovative solutions to grounding challenges. SAE offers full turnkey EFI (Engineer, Furnish and Install) grounding services.
SAE provides comprehensive support including custom design and product development, installation and project management services. Our innovative grounding solutions are carefully engineered from detailed on-site soil resistivity data, analysis and computer modeling.
What is Grounding and Why is it Important?
Grounding is arguably one of the least understood, yet most important elements of modern electrical systems and lightning protection designs. According to IEEE-142, grounded means… “Connected to earth or to some extended conducting body that serves instead of the earth, whether the connection is intentional or accidental”.
Without proper grounding, personnel and the general public are at higher risk of shock or electrocution and electrical equipment is at risk of malfunction and irreparable damage from voltage and current surges. It is a fact that lightning and power system ground faults will find a path to ground. The only question is what path the energy will follow. An SAE custom designed grounding system, based upon the specifics of each client’s site, will safely channel and dissipate any errant electrical energy to prevent personnel injury and equipment damage.
Data Acquisition & Analysis
Typical Service Options
SAE offers a number of core investigative services to collect and analyze raw field and location data thereby providing the means to quickly assess and evaluate potential problems, or comply with regulatory requirements. Good data is essential to understanding and correcting problems, identifying deficiencies efficiently and cost-effectively, and can include:
Engineering & Design
SAE approaches its engineering and design activities with a scientific approach that utilizes modern computer modeling techniques and analysis tools, combined with extensive real-world experience. SAE engineering activities include:
Installation & Construction
Construction and installation activities are at the heart of SAE project deployments. While clients are welcome to use their own resources to deploy a project using SAE products, it is usually beneficial for clients to outsource all or part of this task to ensure schedules are met and quality standards are maintained in this specialized field. With respect to project deployment activities, SAE offers a package of installation services that can include one or more of the following:
Project Management Activities
To deliver competent project management services, SAE provides dedicated resources to…