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SAE Inc. has developed an innovative grounding plate — ConduDisc™, that reduces grounding installation costs while significantly extending the grounding system life. ConduDisc™ provides installers working in high resistivity and/or mountainous areas with a solution that eliminates extra costs involved with industry standard ground rod installations. ConduDisc™ also provides installers working in dense urban areas with an efficient solution as required installation space is maintained within the utility pole excavation.
Manufactured with conductive carbonaceous polymeric mold material encapsulating a steel plate, ConduDisc™ mounts to the bottom of a utility pole or perimeter of a transformer pad and significantly outlasts competitive electrodes by reducing corrosion by up to 99.9%. This solution is currently being deployed on utility poles and transformer pads that require reliable and longer lasting grounding solutions. Due to ease of installation, a ConduDisc™ placed at each pole is more cost effective than ground rods, saving the utility both time and money while improving grounding and surge dissipation characteristics during fault conditions — as the current has multiple paths to ground between substations. ConduDisc™ adheres to industry codes and standards and can be provided with any conductor size to suit the needs of the utility.
Increase the reliability of your utility pole network while reducing downtime with SAE’s ConduDisc™ utility pole ground plate. The ConduDisc™ ground plate virtually eliminates electrode corrosion and lasts up to 60 years - the life of a utility pole. ConduDisc™ offers many advantages:
- Extends the life of the grounding system
- Maintenance free
- Environmentally neutral
- High strength and reliable
- Easy installation, can be installed with or without liquid backfill
ConduDisc™ is designed and manufactured in compliance with the CSA Standard C22.2 No. 41-13 and No. 65-13; as such meets the ESA Technical Guideline for Section 6 “Approval of Electrical Equipment” with regards to Ontario Regulation 22/04 and the construction requirements of NESC (American Standard).
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