Chemical Earthing is a process which increases the resistivity of soil by using backfill compound, earthing electrodes, lightning arresters, earthing rods and other components which are a part of the chemical earthing system.
Atharva Infrastructure offers environment friendly chemical earthing systems with cost effective prices that help everyone afford top notch and excellent quality protection
Why should you choose Chemical Earthing over conventional earthing?
As the electrode is not in direct contact with soil, it offers enhanced corrosion protection
Longer life of 10-15 years as opposed to 2-5 years of conventional earthing
Better efficiency and current dissipation
Backfill compound used is anti-corrosive, environment friendly and RoHS Certified
Consistent resistance values
Requires small earthing pit
Very low maintenance required because of efficient and anti-corrosive rods
Fast Installation process
Elements of Chemical Earthing System
, our highly conductive backfill compound, is ecologically safe and does not pollute the nutrients of the soil. Its main function is to absorb the impedance from the faulty current that occurs due to lightning. It is hydroscopic in nature and very fine in size and thus, no voids are formed in the compound. Unlike other similar compounds, it is non-corrosive in nature. Therefore, it considerably slows the process of oxidation and corrosion. Apart from these characteristics, it has a very high shelf life. Being eco-friendly in nature, it does not contain any harmful chemicals like other currently available backfill compounds.
A backfill compound acts as a filling in the pit which is dug to place the earthing electrode. The backfill compound’s purpose is to prevent the electrode from getting corroded and facilitate better current dissipation. It helps maintain the moisture levels in the soil around the system. Atharva Infrastructures has its own conductivity improvement material,
Electrodes are the “heart” of the chemical earthing system. The electrodes are made of highly conductive materials. They are buried into the pit and are surrounded by the backfill compound. The top portion of the electrodes is connected to the main system of the house or the building where the chemical earthing system is to be installed through a down conductor. Whenever lightning strikes and there is a surge in electricity in the electrical system, the current passes through the down conductor. The rods dissipate the extra surge in current into the earth with the help of the highly conductive backfill compound. Atharva Infrastructures has its own copper bonded rods, .
, our chemical earthing rod has an excellent life span. Its composition is such that it ensures enhanced performance and a wide range of protection. Moreover, it is made of high tensile strength steel. Its composition is such that it ensures enhanced performance and a wide range of protection. The molecular bonding of the earthing rod’s material is such that it helps to slow down corrosion causing processes. Another spectacular feature of ACTROD is that it also has an additional tinned inspection plate for flexibility of connecting strips.
Chemical Earthing Electrodes
The Chemical Earthing Process
There is a highly technical process involved in the installation of a chemical earthing system. The steps involved in this installation are:
A pit is dug into the ground near the establishment where the chemical earthing system is to be installed.
The pit is filled with ,Atharva Infrastructure’s backfill compound. Quantity of the backfill compound varies with electrode length and pit depth.
,Atharva Infrastructures chemical earthing rods are inserted into the pit with SoilTreat surrounding it. This process of inserting the chemical earthing electrodes into the pit is meticulous and requires highly skilled labor. Atharva Infrastructures takes care of all of these processes for an accurate chemical earthing system installation.
The final step is establishing connection between the electrical mains and the chemical earthing electrodes. The chemical earthing rods have a plate for connecting with the electrical mains in the establishment where the chemical earthing system is to be installed. A down conductor is used for this connection. One end of this conductor is connected to the chemical earthing electrode and the other to the electrical mains of the establishment where the chemical earthing installation is in progress.