Copperbond Threaded Earth Rods
Pure Copper Molecularly Bonded Onto Steel Core Rod
T&D distribute the complete range of copperbond earth rods offering installers the most economical method of achieving a low earth resistance for earthing system designs – each copper earth rod has a high tensile strength and low carbon steel core.
99.95% pure copper is applied electrolytically forming a metallurgical bond between the steel core and the copper. This combination makes the copper earth rod ideal for deep driving whilst also provides lasting resistance to corrosion in aggressive soil and ground conditions.
The standard copper earth rod thickness is 0.25mm – copper bonded or clad extensible earth rods are commonly specified as part of the construction and design of UK DNO earthing systems according to ENA TS 41-24. In applications recording higher than average soil resistivity additional earth rods are usually installed at each distribution substation – vertical rods or horizontal tapes are used to reduce surface currents and/or the electrode resistance of the overall earth electrode system while controlling step/touch potentials in outdoor substations.
Copperbond earth rods are available with 1/2″, 5/8″ and 3/4″ diameters and thread sizes 9/16″, 5/8″ and 3/4″ according to UNC-2A – solid copper earth rods also available.
Copperbond Threaded Earth Rods
The table enables the selection of copperbond threaded earth rods when specifying copper conductors for earthing and lightning protection systems.
|Threaded Copperbond Rods|
|AN Wallis Part Number||Nominal Size||Earth Rod Length||Thread Size (UNC-2A)||Shank (D)||Length 1||Unit Weight||Pack Quantity|
An unthreaded copper earth rod is also available:
|Unthreaded Copperbond Rods|
|AN Wallis Part Number||Nominal Size||Earth Rod Length||Shank (D)||Unit Weight||Pack Quantity|
Threaded Earth Rod Couplings
High strength threaded couplings manufactured from high copper content alloy are used to extend and join copperbond earth rods together facilitating deep driving to achieve low resistance values.
|Coupling Diameter||Length L||Diameter D||Weight||AN Wallis Order Code||Pack Quantity|
Material: Aluminium Bronze
Threaded Earth Rod Driving Heads
Steel driving heads are threaded into couplings on the copperbond earth rods for installation into the ground.
|Driving Head Diameter||Length L||Diameter D||Weight||AN Wallis Order Code||Pack Quantity|
SUBSTATIONS LV MV HV
Copperbond earth rods are a preferred earth electrode for LV MV HV substation applications – the earth resistance of the driven rod is usually measured at pole-mounted or ground mounted substations to provide lightning protection of high voltage metalwork. Where additional earth rods have to be installed, either at the MV HV substation or on the LV network, to achieve a required value of resistance either supplementary rods can be installed or earth tapes and copper earth plates.
Earthing reinforcement projects involving replacement of aged lead sheathed, steel wire armoured cables distributing 6.6kV, 11kV or 33kV electrical power often specify multiple earth connections are provided to such cables.
T&D supply DNO’s, IDNO’s, ICP’s and utility power contractors involved in the construction and maintenance of MV-HV substations – this includes duct seals for underground cable duct, cable cleats to support cables, earth tapes for substation earthing, underground cable protection and a full range of MV-HV cable joints, terminations and connectors in heat shrink, cold shrink and push-on technologies for XLPE, PILC, oil and gas insulated cables.
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