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Did You Know that 8.6% of Employees Die Due to Electrocution?
Electrocution is one of the “Fatal Four” causes of workplace deaths according to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The other three causes are falls and being struck by or caught between objects. Electrical risks include exposed wiring, faulty grounding, contact with power lines or energized conductors, faulty electrical panels and more.
Did You Know that Lightning Strike Damages Exceed $5 Billion Per Year?
According to the National Lightning Safety Institute (NLSI) lightning strike losses are from $5 to $6 billion per year. A typical lightning strike can cause deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in damages to equipment, machinery and critical infrastructure. Even worse, if the theory of global warming is correct we may see double or even triple the number of lightning strikes by mid-century according to the University of Florida Lightning Research Center.
About E&S Grounding Solutions
We are the experts in electrical grounding design and we work closely with our client’s project engineers, providing them the safest and most cost-effective electrical grounding and earthing solutions available.
We Do Not Sell Any Products – We are Independent Consultants
Unlike other companies, we only conduct independent 3rd party assessments – we do not sell products. We simply provide the technical expertise needed to help electrical engineers design proper lightning protection and surge protection systems that, when connected to a properly designed grounding system, will protect humans and equipment from electrical hazards.
What We Do
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Ask The Experts Blog
Ground / Earthing rods (electrodes) are typically comprised of steel with a thin coating of copper or zinc (galvanized) to protect the steel from excessive corrosion. Copper-bonded ground rods are coated with copper with a thickness that ranges between 1.5 to 10 mils...
Touri Asks, “Can you please tell me which IEC article bans the use of carbonaceous backfills for earth electrodes?” _______________________________________________ Hi Touri, E&S Grounding are not fans of using...
Hi Jim, The short answer is: If your surge protection device is more than 20 feet from the electrical service point of grounding, you are required to have a supplemental grounding electrode (for example, a grounding rod) at that surge protection device location....
Our Engineering Manager is the author of numerous prestigious publications regarding electrical grounding and earthing.
David has been the lead electrical grounding/earthing engineer for all of the massive Google (100,000+ sq. ft.) Data Centers located from America to Asia and Europe.
He was the lead grounding engineer for both the US Navy’s Data Center upgrades and the US Coast Guards Alaska Radio Towers upgrades.
He has conducted studies for the US Army Corp of Engineers that involved human-safety, fault analysis, and upgrades for complete utility systems comprised of eight (8) high-voltage substations powering national security facilities.
Our Lead Electrical Engineer and Engineering Trainer, has a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Jeffery is also a distinguished member of the following organizations:
- Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society
- IEEE, Industrial Applications Society (IAS), and Power & Energy Society (PES)
- International Society of Automation (ISA)