Why Are Ground Bars Customized?

Ground bars are bars made of stainless steel, copper or galvanized steel. They are bars that aim to protect residents and their different equipment during bad weather conditions such as lighting and thunder storms as they protect them from the electric shocks of high voltage that could seriously damage home appliances and equipment. They are used in residencies as well as telecommunication firms and utility facilities.

What is the basis of choosing ground bars?

For a ground bar to be efficient and of high quality, it has to pass all the NEC standards and regulations through its construction process. These grounding bars can come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. It can also be ordered with holes pre drilled in to insure a quick installation process.

This is why it is essential to have the right measurements so you can purchase ground bars of suitable length and this often requires that the ground bars be customized. Also, choosing the suitable mounting clamps, cables and plates and the rest of the ground bar accessories is very important to insure that the installation process will go as smooth as possible.

As for the different materials in which ground bars can come in, it includes galvanized steel, stainless steel and copper. Choosing the suitable material is essential as each one has its life span and durability. For instance, purchasing copper ground bars is very expensive but it has a longer life span. On the other hand galvanized steel doesnít last as long but it is cheaper. As for stainless steel, it is not widely used. So according to this data, you should be able to choose the material that fits your needs and have it customized.

Also you have to choose carefully according to the type of soil. Galvanized steel and copper include a steel core so they can be drilled into various types of soil. Copper is stronger and has a longer life span. Stainless steel may actually be damaged when it gets drilled into the soil, so it is not the best choice.

The installation process

In order for the installation process to go smoothly without any hassle, there are certain accessories that are needed. These accessories include mounting plates, cables, clamps and brackets. As mentioned above, some businesses order pre drilled bars in order to avoid doing the holes themselves which makes the installation much easier.

Although it does cost extra charges to customize; it is worth it. Also to make the installation easy, some clients would order custom ground bars to meet their specifications. This way the manufacturer would cut the bars to meet the measurements supplied by the customer.