Poor grounding not only increases the risk of equipment failure, but it’s also dangerous. Facilities need to have adequately grounded electrical systems so in the event of a lightning strike or utility overvoltage, current will find a safe path to earth.
Simple grounding systems consist of a single ground electrode driven into the ground. The use of a single ground electrode is the most common form of grounding and can be found outside your home or place of business.
Complex grounding systems consist of multiple ground rods; connected mesh or grid networks; ground plates; and ground loops. These systems typically are installed at power generating substations, central offices and cell tower sites.
Learn more about the importance of grounding by reading the full story in Fluke Corp.’s Electrical News.
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