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As Consulting Electrical Engineers specializing in Electrical Grounding* and related areas, we provide a full range of field measurement, design and analysis services related to the grounding of electrical transmission systems, pipelines and industrial plants. As well, we perform ground electrode model analysis and grounding network calculations.

* "Grounding" is a North American term. In other parts of the World, it is often called "earthing".

  • We have 20 years experience in the application of sophisticated analytical techniques to real engineering problems.

  • We have developed a specialized expertise in grounding system measurements, including soil resistivity studies, electrode resistance measurements, the investigation of the integrity of large grounding systems, and measurement of grounding in patient care installations and are fully conversant with the problems inherent in carrying out the field measurement of grounding parameters.

  • We have pioneered the technique of using a variable frequency power source and frequency selective voltmeter to conduct measurements on large grounding systems in the presence of high ambient electrical interference and have a good understanding of the ac component of ground systems and inductive coupling errors that may occur in measurements.
  • We have developed software that enables us to carry out the complex calculations required in the design and analysis of grounding systems. These calculations include power system analyses required to determine ground potential rise, calculations to determine step and touch potentials, and calculations related to effects of induction and ground currents on pipelines.  We have provided this software to others for their own use in analyzing grounding systems. Present versions of our software run on computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • We are based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and maintain a sophisticated range of facilities, including field measurement equipment, in-house computers, computer terminal equipment, and a reference library.

This page  was last updated on: August 9, 2011.