Installation and Maintenance of Galvanized Earthing Strips

Tips for Proper Installation and Maintenance of Galvanized Earthing Strips

The process of galvanized earthing strips plays an essential role during their installation and further processing. Earthing is the method that directly sends the charge to the ground with low resistance wire to cause an immediate discharge of electrical energy. The wires that are called the low-resistance earthing cable are the least resistant, and it is because of the leakage in the current selected.

The leakage in the current is known as the most experienced disadvantage by many people. The current leakage is from the electrical appliances, which disadvantages people and other electrical devices. Further, the machines that have a high frequency of current leakage result in hazardous shocks, which will be life-threatening. Have any of you experienced electric or hazardous shocks from certain electrical appliances? If so, then to prevent such shocks, earthing strips are used, which help non-leakage of the currents or the powers. Earthing is a technique of grounding all the unnecessary current.

Introduction to Earthing Strip

Strip Earthing is the systematic process of transmitting the current from the electric appliances to the ground with a metallic strip that has low resistance. The strips used in the complete process of earth stripping have a diameter of 6mm and are galvanized in a hot-dipped solution. The further process of installing these strips is in the ground with a depth of 0.5m in horizontal trenches.

The strips used for installation are made of copper and for grounding current through earth stripping. The best thing about these earthing strips is that they are resistant to corrosion because of the coating of copper. Because of this process, the durability of the wires is for the long term and offers better voltage transient protection. 

The provision of strip earthing is a pathway that gives access to the easy flow of the current from faulty electrical appliances to the ground. Further, these strips are covered with high-quality insulating material that prevents the metallic strip from the corrosion or corrosive nature of the soil. Hence, it is considered the best method for safety purposes for electrical appliances that should be grounded using the strip earthing technique.

Installation Process of  Earthing Strip

To ensure safety, the earth strips should be installed in the ground or near the soil, which would help in the transmission of currents through a definite pathway.

A specific route is defined for the installation of strip earthing. The next step is to prepare these strips, and it is possible with the help of a hot dip galvanized process with perfect alignment. Now comes the stage when there is a need to install these strips; for that, there are two ways. 

(1) Installation on a Wall:

There is a definite procedure through which the earth strips can be installed. First, the earth leads must be installed in the wall to initiate this process. Earth leads are the conductive wires used to connect the earth electrode and the electrical installation system. To support these leads, clamps are used, and then they are directly related to the copper conductor. Then at the later stage, the complete process is taken place in the horizontal transfer to be installed in the wall and directly connected to the earth leads. This results in the transfer of current from the appliances to the Copper strips installed in the walls.

(2) Installation in the ground:

The process of installing the strips in the ground is similar to the operation of installation in the wall. The difference here is that while installing the strips in the ground, there is no need to have the support of clamps; rather, the soil will keep the earth leads in place.

Final Words:

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