Electrical Grounding is one of the most important aspects of your facility’s electrical wiring due to the safety and equipment damage risks associated with improper grounding.
Grounding is required to provide a low impedance path for current in the event of a fault since electrical current likes to follow a path with a low impedance rather than a high impedance. A fault condition can occur in either the actual facility wiring or within a device that is connected to the facility wiring. In either case, the electrical system and grounding must be able to clear the fault to avoid damage to the wiring system or the device and more importantly to avoid any risks to people using any device within the facility.
The grounding system is the reference point for all computer logic and data cabling communications. Within computers and computer networks, the internal computer circuits and data cabling connections use the ground as the reference point for processing data. If the ground reference for these devices or networked systems is not correct or “stable” then system reliability is compromised which can cause lock-ups, software and hardware failures and expensive system downtime.
System reliability experts evaluate your systems and diagnose potential risks for grounding and other wiring issues. They can provide site surveys, power monitoring, power scope analysis and other testing services to identify and correct any wiring errors.