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Everything You Need To Know About The Perfect Grounding Rod

A grounding system’s job is to connect the electrical system of a facility to the ground underneath. It helps carry unexpected electrical charges safely to the ground without harming any other source. For example, grounding system limits the potentials of lightning to create havoc on the property, electrical equipment, and human life.

A grounding rod is an essential part of every ground and electrical system, connected to the physical earth, diminishing the powers of lightning.

Why do we need a grounding rod?

By installing a grounding rod you know that it will protect people from electrical shock, help safeguard expensive electronic equipment, limit neutral to ground voltage and satisfy NEC regulations along the way.

However installing a conventional system requires more real estate and electrodes to meet the required resistance.

LEC’s patented Chem-Rod Grounding Electrode is the latest electrode used worldwide. It provides a low surge impedance as well as low resistance earth contact. The ground augmentation fill is the key component that makes this Chem-Rod maintenance free, giving a longer performance, and ensuring best grounding connection possible.  It has a large conductive surface but takes up far less land mass and can easily replace multiple conventional grounding rods.

They are most useful in areas with limited earth for grounding and are very cost effective for reaching target resistance. Chem-Rod by LEC has been solving problems posed by conventional grounding rods for over 30 years.

Soil PH is another important criterion to be considered. A soil PH at par or below 4 is particularly harmful. Being highly acidic in nature it can reduce the life reliability of the entire grounding system. A well-aerated soil with neutral PH is likely to cause limited corrosion of the grounding rod electrode.

Check out the Smart Ground Testing services from Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. The results of the ground audit are highly accurate and the engineers give a very practical solution to improve the grounding system.

LEC enjoys a worldwide reputation as a foremost specialist in lightning protection products and services, and we have also proven our commitment to research and development. We are devoted to offering a truly effective system and design, providing the highest level of safety and effectiveness in grounding rod.  

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