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How Grounding and Bonding Upgrades Prevented Disasters for a Florida Radio Group [Plus More Industry News]

Posted by The nVent ERICO Team on Jul 3, 2018 8:02:00 AM

In this iteration of curated industry news, we highlight the work of a contractor in Florida who cost effectively solved a Florida Radio Group’s failing grounding and bonding system.

Then, we overview how to classify a room according to the National Electrical Code’s (NEC) hazardous locations article, and lastly present how three emerging technologies present safety issues for customers.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Facility Electrical Protection

What is Facility Electrical Protection?

Posted by Chris Barcey on May 8, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Electrical systems are all around us— at work, home, grocery stores, manufacturing plants and more. Our everyday lives depend on these electrical systems performing at their best without interruptions. If the power goes out during a thunderstorm, it can be a nuisance at home without Wi-Fi or power to the refrigerator. However, at a facility that relies on mission-critical equipment, like a hospital or manufacturing plant, even short-term power interruptions can carry large financial costs. Despite electrical designers’ best efforts, electrical ground faults, electrical transients and other disturbances can, and often do, occur in building electrical distribution systems.

The good news is there are ways to reduce the likelihood of this costly damage and operational downtime.

Facility Electrical Protection is an nVent ERICO engineered systems approach to protecting property from lightning damage and other electrical transient events by providing the most innovative system that meets best engineering practices. Electrical problems caused by lightning strikes, ground faults or power surges pose serious threats to buildings and sensitive electronics. It serves three primary functions:

  • Building protection
  • Equipment protection
  • Electrical noise reduction

The cost of property damage resulting from lightning and surge events can be very substantial. Costs include equipment repair/replacement in process material, operational downtime and opportunity costs. Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) estimates that the cost of structural damage due to lightning exceeds one billion dollars annually, not including the cost of downtime, repairs and loss of business.

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Topics: Facility Electrical Protection

Introducing nVent ERICO: A Leader in Facility Electrical Protection for a Safer, More Connected World

Posted by The ERICO Team on May 1, 2018 8:02:00 AM


Introduced in 1903, the Electric Railway Improvement Company (ERICO) was created to supply power bonds, signal bonds and related welding equipment to railroads and railway industries.

Over the next 100+ years, we discovered how our product innovation and engineering experience could support customers in all types of markets— telecommunications, renewable energy, utility, rail, commercial, infrastructure and more. Today, we offer reliable, innovative solutions designed to protect a full range of facilities from the devastating impacts of lightning, surges and other electrical transient events.

Today, we affirm our commitment to our customers, partners and distributors with the announcement of nVent ERICO. 

“At nVent, we believe that safer systems ensure a more secure worldWe connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions.”

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Topics: Facility Electrical Protection