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For greater accuracy in discovering the root cause of industrial grounding problems and for safer, improved plant production, Smart Ground Testing combines several testing functions not available in previous FOP and clamp-on methods.
Once the problem of grounding at high frequencies is recognized, diligent facility and equipment engineers would be concerned with the methodology of measuring ground quality at high frequencies and the ways to improve it.
However, these fields drop rapidly with distance -- far more so than they do from grounding systems (see sidebar, p.
Appliances and other devices that now have grounding cords and plugs include automatic dishwashers, gas ranges, clothes dryers, electric refrigerators, microwave ovens, gas ranges, dehumidifiers, power tools(*), and electric yard care tools(*).
Inadequate grounding can also cause performance problems.
MAKE SURE THE GROUNDING ROD IS CLEAN, GREASE, OIL, PAINT AND CORROSION ON THE ROD MAKE IT A POOR CONDUCTOR.
The Compact SureGround Grounding Kit has the largest surface contact area (over 200 square mm) in the industry to provide better protection against even the most severe lightning strikes.
Not attaching the grounding strap correctly to the ground rod.
The GB-3000 Grounding Block has an integrated one-piece design featuring a high contact pressure point throughout to give low intermodulation levels; typical return loss is 27 dB, and insertion loss is typically less than 0.
With the flood-lights, NSN 6230-00-299-7072, mounted on the mast, install one 3-ft grounding wire between the #3 and #2 (central-most) floodlights by connecting the wire to the floodlight mounting bracket bolts.
5,736,913, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Providing Grounding to Microwave Circuit by Low Impedance Means," was granted to Kenneth Sanyigo, Raymond Waugh, Manager, DBS Products, and John Bayruns, Manager, Advanced CMOS.
Shop power supplies are often installed by folks who are not aware of the need to have the chassis and the negative terminal of the voltage source bonded together and connected to the station ground for proper grounding.