Solar farms are wide-open unobstructed areas of conductive material. It’s no surprise that they are highly susceptible to lightning strikes. Direct strikes may be relatively rare, depending upon a facility’s size and location, so most damage is usually sustained [...]
What is soil resistivity? Simply put, soil resistivity is a measurement of how much the soil being sampled resists electric current. Typically, the resistivity varies with depth in soil, moisture, temperature and chemical content. Why is soil [...]
The goal for ground-based satellite audio and video services is to be online 24/7. Any unplanned service interruption or equipment breakdown has a negative impact on customer satisfaction, industry revenue, and profit margins. Industry professionals generally accept that [...]
Ground Rod System and Electrolytic Ground Electrode Comparison The primary purpose of a grounding system is to provide a low impedance path for currents to the earth. The effectiveness of a ground system corresponds to its capability of dissipating [...]
In Part 3 of our series on telecom grounding systems, we will concentrate on Motorola R56 Chapter 4 - External Grounding (Earthing). There are many sections in the Motorola R56 specifications, including site design and development, communications, building and design, internal grounding, power sources, surge protective devices, minimizing interference, and equipment installation.
Telecom Grounding Systems: The Importance of the Motorola R56 Specifications (Part II) In Part two of our telecom grounding system series per the Motorola R56 Standard, we will deal with a few concepts. First, we’ll look [...]
ALLTEC Solutions for Traffic Control Applications Traffic control sites often experience damage to electronic systems during thunderstorm activity. Various approaches towards external and internal grounding and surge protection are usually experimented with at one time or another [...]