Project managers to optimise earthing and lightning design with ABB Furse

Project managers to optimise earthing and lightning design with ABB Furse

Earthing & Lightning experts Furse provide focused technical design services to ensure both project cost accuracy and regulation compliance.

With the project managers under pressure to control costs, ABB Furse is providing tailored customer support with technical and design services to optimise the cost of earthing and lightning protection systems.

Lightning and surge protection and earthing systems are not a ‘one size fits all’ solution - each installation must be tailored to fit structural requirements, as well as the unique ground conditions at the site. Earth rods, conductor systems and structural lightning protection systems are often manufactured from copper, which is costly. By optimising the use of copper, project managers can limit their exposure to price variability.

ABB Furse has an expert team to deliver technical and design services that help to navigate the array of design and product options and ensure that earthing systems are matched perfectly to the ground conditions, which vary widely around the UK.

ABB Furse specialists enable customers to keep costs under control and avoid overspecified or overengineered solutions. This gives building and facility owners and project managers confidence to develop accurate costings, verify that designs meet all protection standards, such as BS EN 50522:2010 for earthing and IEC/BS EN 62305 standard for protection against lightning, and ultimately specify the right components and systems.

Furse’s expert team visits sites to survey and measure soil resistivity, provides advice, delivers analysis and design work for earthing and lightning protection systems, and provides training and technical support at every step of a project.

Lightning and surge protection and earthing systems are essential to protect people, property and process continuity across industry. They are used widely by electrical and mechanical engineering consultants, civil engineering companies, power and utility companies, waste to energy, renewable power operators, electrical contractors and specialist lightning protection contractors.

Gary Blackshaw, Marketing & Sales Manager from ABB Furse, said: “Site surveys are the foundation of design for earthing and lightning protection systems. Our technical team provides support at every stage of a project to ensure project costs are protected, as well as people and property.”

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