Earthing

Earthing
Introduction
How to apply earthing equipment

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Earth rods
Copperbond, solid copper and stainless steel

76 – 78

Earthing accessories
Earth plates and seals, inspection pits, earth rod clamps, fixings, bonds and clamps, rebar clamps, earth points, earth bars and disconnection links, earth boss and insulators, earth electrode backfills, rod hammer, hammer rig and earth resistance testers

79 – 95

Static earthing kits
A range of static earth leads and discharge reels

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Compression tools
Manual and battery operated compression and cutting tools

97 – 98

Compression connectors
“C” shape connectors, terminals and dies for compression tools

99 – 100

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Earthing

How to apply earthing equipment

An effective earthing system is a fundamental requirement of any modern structure or system for operational and/or safety reasons. Without such a system, the safety of a structure, the equipment contained within it and its occupants are compromised. Earthing systems typically fall into (but are not limited to) one of the following categories: – Power generation, transmission and distribution – Lightning protection – Control of undesirable static electricity – Telecommunications The following schematic illustrates the key elements of an effective earthing system.

Earth plates are used to attain an effective earth in shallow soils with underlying rocks or in locations with large amounts of buried services. They can also provide protection at potentially dangerous places e.g. HV switching positions.

Connectors and terminations
An effective earthing system relies on joints and connections to have good electrical conductivity with high mechanical strength. Poorly chosen or badly installed joints and connectors can compromise the safe operation of an earthing system. Furse offer a range of connectors and termination methods to suit a wide range of applications.

Conductors and Earth rods
As with lightning protection, the first choice faced by the designer of an earthing system is the type of conductor to be used. The correct choice of conductor is extremely important, whether it be a simple below ground electrode or a complex computer room signal reference grid.

Conductors
Furse offer three types of conductor: Flat tape, solid circular and stranded cable. A range of conductor materials are available. Above ground, copper, aluminium and steel may be used. Below ground, copper is the most common choice due to its high resistance to corrosion. It is important that earthing conductors should be correctly sized for their application, as they may be required to carry a considerable current for several seconds. Specific data regarding conductor ratings can be found on page 66.

This illustration is designed to demonstrate the main aspects and individual components of an earthing system. It is not intended to represent an actual scheme conforming to a particular code of practice. The drawing is not to scale.

Earth rods and plates
In addition to the conductors outlined above, earth rods and plates or any combination thereof can be used to achieve an effective earth depending on the site conditions. Earth rods take advantage of lower resistivity soils at greater depths than normal excavation will allow.

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These products effectively act to increase the electrodes surface area thus lowering its resistance to earth. FurseWELD connections allow conductors to carry higher currents than other types of connections. They have high mechanical strength. Integral disconnecting links mean the earth bars can be isolated for testing purposes. mechanical clamps offer the ideal solution. excellent corrosion resistance and conductivity.com How to apply earthing equipment | Earthing .FurseWELD exothermic welding A simple. Inspection pits allow easy access to earth electrodes and conductors to facilitate this procedure.furse. They will never loosen. Compression connectors produce very robust joints which can be buried in the ground or in concrete. These are typically used on smaller scale installations where periodic disconnection for testing is required. Earth electrode backfills Earth electrode backfills are to be used in areas where required resistance levels are difficult to achieve. self-contained method of forming high quality electrical connections which requires no external power or heat source. Earth inspection pits Regular inspection and testing of the earthing system is essential. compression connectors may be used. Compression connectors For applications where exothermic welding is not appropriate for creating permanent connections. Earth bars Earth bars are an efficient and convenient way of providing a common earth point. Connections are made using the high temperature reaction of powdered copper oxide and aluminium. Product selector (1) Conductors (2) Earth rods (3) Earth plates (4) FurseWELD exothermic welding (5) Compression connectors (6) Mechanical clamps (7) Earth inspection pits (8) Earth bars p67–72 p76–78 p79 p107–138 p99–100 p81–89 p80 p90–91 75 www. All Furse mechanical clamps are manufactured from high copper content alloy. Mechanical clamps Where permanent connections are not appropriate. are highly conductive and have excellent corrosion resistance.

Earth rods Earth electrode materials Quality earth rods are commonly made from either solid copper. A B 76 Earthing | Earth rods www. Furse can supply all three types. used by quality rod manufacturers. This is one of the ways to ensure that you don’t waste money on over-dimensioned rods.furse. Diameter of rod One common misconception is that the diameter of the rod has a drastic effect on lowering earth resistance.com . stainless steel or copperbonded steel. you only lower the resistance value by 9. All threads are Unified National Coarse (UNC-2A). but the copperbonded steel cored rod is by far the most popular. Solid copper and stainless steel rods offer a very high level of corrosion resistance at the expense of lower strength and higher cost. corrosion resistance. raises the surface of the rod so that thread diameter (B) is greater than shank diameter (A) (see drawing). due to its combination of strength.5 per cent by doubling the diameter of the rod (which means increasing the weight and the cost of the rod by approximately 400 percent!) Thus the rationale is: Use the most economical rod that soil conditions will allow you to drive. The thread rolling process. Effect of electrode diameter on resistance Thread and shank diameters Confusion often arises between thread and shank diameters for threaded rods. This is not true! As the graph shows. and comparatively low cost.

RB235.2mm 17.2mm Weight each 1.7mm 12. Driving stud ⁄2” ⁄2” ⁄2” ⁄2” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” 1200mm 1500mm 1800mm 2400mm 1200mm 1500mm 1800mm 2100mm 2400mm 3000mm 1200mm 1500mm 1800mm 2100mm 2400mm 3000mm ⁄16” ⁄16” ⁄16” ⁄16” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” ⁄4” RB105 RB110 RB115 RB125† RB205-FU RB210 RB215 RB220-FU RB225† RB235† RB305 RB310 RB315 RB320-FU RB325† RB335† Threaded coupling 1 9 1 9 1 9 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Copper thickness minimum 250 microns.09kg 0.2mm 17. RB225. they can be driven by power hammers to great depths. This again ensures excellent corrosion resistance and high strength.05kg 0.29kg 2.08kg 0.2mm 17.55kg 1.00kg 3. RB335) TE Fittings Type 1 TE S D Weight each 0.Earth rods Furse copperbond earth rods probably offer to the installer the best and most economical earth rods available. commercial brass is not used.2mm 17.44kg Part No. and because the steel used has a very high tensile strength.2mm 14.12kg Part No. Furse rods are not of the sheathed type.2mm 14.7mm 12.2mm 17. They are made by molecularly bonding 99.18kg 1.08kg 0. Copper thickness minimum 250 microns.furse.73kg 3.7mm 12. They are highly resistant to corrosion.53kg 1. CG170 CG270† CG370† ST100 ST200 ST300 Rod ⁄2” Coupling ⁄8” Coupling ⁄4” Coupling ⁄2” Driving stud ⁄8” Driving stud ⁄4” Driving stud 5 3 1 5 3 † TE TE UL467 (CG270.79kg 2.35kg 5. CG370) S D 77 www.19kg 2.com Earth rods | Earthing . Earth rods to BS EN 50164-2.13kg 0.51kg 3.27kg 3.2mm 17.2mm 14.76kg 2.2mm 14.7mm 14.36kg 1.83kg 4.88kg 2. BS 7430 Fittings to BS EN 50164-1 † UL467 (RB125. Threaded copperbond earth rod Nominal diameter 1 Length Thread ‘B’ 9 Shank ‘A’ 12.9% pure electrolytic copper onto a low carbon steel core.2mm 14. The counter-bored couplings are made from high copper content alloy. RB325.

2mm 17.02kg 0.7mm Coupling 14.00kg 3.2mm Length 1200mm 1200mm 1500mm 1800mm 2400mm 1200mm 1500mm 1800mm 2000mm 2100mm Weight each 0.2mm Coupling 17.Earth rods Unthreaded copperbond earth rod Diameter Driving head 9.04kg SP010 SP015 Stainless steel rod kit Diameter Length 8ft Weight each 3.55kg 1.25kg 0. such as soils with high salt content.68kg Part No.76kg 2.36kg 1.73kg 3.2mm 14. driving stud and spike to make 8ft rod.2mm 17.02kg 0.2mm 17. Connections to the rods can be by mechanical clamps.13kg Part No.22kg 0.2mm 17.2mm 14. †UL467 (RC010-KIT.51kg 2.79kg Part No.27kg Part No.2mm 17. compression or by Furse’s own “FurseWELD” exothermic welding system.02kg Part No.88kg 2.34kg Part No.7mm 12.2mm Length 2400mm 3000mm 1200mm 1500mm 1800mm 2000mm 2100mm 2400mm 3000mm Weight each 3. 16mm RC010-KIT† RC015-KIT† Spike 78 TE TE S BS EN 50164-2.44kg Part No.79kg 2. Diameter Length 1200mm 1200mm Weight each 1.2mm 17.2mm Rod 14.0mm 12.02kg 0.7mm Driving head 14.87kg Part No. RS005-KIT) Kits include 2 x 1200mm rods.09kg 0. Earthing | Earth rods D www.53kg 1.com . UL467 S D Stainless steel rod Stainless steel rods are used to overcome many of the problems caused by galvanic corrosion which can take place between dissimilar metals buried in close proximity.83kg 4. ST010 ST015 CG013 15mm Driving stud Stainless steel coupling dowel 15mm Spike 1200mm TE Earth rods to BS EN 50164-2.29kg 2. Furse stainless steel earth rods are highly resistant to corrosion.02kg Part No.2mm 14. ST010 CG005 SP010 0.19kg 2.35kg 5.furse.82kg 6.64kg 3. BS 7430. BS 7430.80kg Part No.2mm 14.18kg 1. RC010 RC015 16mm Weight each 0.2mm 17. coupling dowel.2mm Driving head Weight each 0.05kg 0. CG177 CG277 CG377 Type 12.7mm 12. RS005 Rod 15mm 20mm Fittings Coupling dowel Type 15mm Driving stud 20mm Driving stud Coupling dowel for both sizes of above rods 15mm Spike 20mm Spike Fittings Type Weight each 0. They are ideally used in applications where soil conditions are very aggressive. RC015-KIT. RB226 RB236 RB306 RB313 RB316 RB317 RB323 RB326 RB336 Fittings Taper coupling Type 12. RS005-KIT† Copper rod kit Diameter 15mm 20mm Length 8ft 8ft Weight each 3.27kg 3.7mm 14.02kg 0.2mm Coupling Weight each 0.08kg 0. Diameter Length Weight each 1. RB005 RB103 RB107 RB116 RB126 RB203 RB213 RB216 RB217 RB223 Diameter 14. ST107 ST207 ST307 TE Driving stud Solid copper and stainless steel rods Solid copper rod Furse solid copper earth rods offer greater resistance to corrosion.88kg 3.7mm 12.62kg 1.2mm Driving head 17.

72m2 1.2mm 17.20kg ES220-12 ES220-58 ES220-34 ES220-15 ES220-16 ES220-20 5 3 A waterproof earth electrode seal for use in constructions where internal earths are specified.21kg 9.74kg Part No.20kg 3. 600 x 600 x 1.00kg 2. A separate datasheet is available should you require further information.31m2 0.00kg 2.20kg 3. 79 www.2mm 15mm 16mm 20mm Double-flange 12.73m2 1. 600 x 600 x 3mm 900 x 900 x 3mm PE110 PE120 TE TE BS EN 13601 (formerly BS 1432) S D Earth rod seal Rod diameter Single-flange 12.20kg Part No. The unique design allows the seal to be effective across a broad range of rod diameters.2mm 17.2mm 15mm 16mm 20mm 1 1 Rod type Protective tube length Weight each Part No. For use with PT205 – lightweight inspection pit.7mm 14.63m2 Weight each 5.00kg 2.7mm 14.20kg 3.98kg 7.furse.Earth plates and earth rod seals Earth plate – solid copper Size Total surface area 0.com Earth plates and earth rod seals | Earthing .5mm 900 x 900 x 1.00kg 2.20kg 3.00kg 11.5mm 600 x 600 x 3mm 900 x 900 x 3mm PE005 PE015 PE010 PE020 TE TE BS EN 12163 S D Earth plate – lattice copper Size Total surface area 0.74kg 21.63m2 0. ⁄2” UNC copperbond ⁄8” UNC copperbond ⁄4” UNC copperbond Solid copper Stainless steel Solid copper 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm 2.00kg 2.65m2 Weight each 3.00kg ES210-12 ES210-58 ES210-34 ES210-15 ES210-16 ES210-20 5 3 ⁄2” UNC copperbond ⁄8” UNC copperbond ⁄4” UNC copperbond Solid copper Stainless steel Solid copper 1200mm 1200mm 1200mm 1200mm 1200mm 1200mm 3.20kg 3.

500kg and is suitable for most types of earthing and lightning protection installations. ø200mm Nominal 158mm An integral earth bar is available as an optional extra. small wheel vehicles are used.000kg.03kg Part No.80kg 1.40kg 0. PT205 PT309-FU Accessories Description 300mm 256mm 54mm Weight each 0. 80 C It is not suitable for use in areas where high load. It has a lockable lid and improved working area compared to the concrete inspection pit. if required (order 2 x AS100 Allen caphead screws). the lightweight pit is UV stable and chemically resistant.8kg yet is load rated to 5.furse. PT005 Accessories Description 5 hole earth bar 7 hole earth bar A Weight each 0. ø 70mm Lightweight inspection pit with concrete lid Description Lightweight inspection pit with concrete lid Weight each 7.58kg Part No. PT006 PT007 The concrete inspection pit is load rated to 3. Manufactured from high-performance polymer.Earth inspection pits Lightweight inspection pit Description Lightweight inspection pit with grey lid Lightweight inspection pit with black (unbranded) lid Weight each 1. Suitable for use in pedestrianised and light vehicular areas.03kg Part No.04kg 0. Earthing | Earth inspection pits B www.50kg Part No. PT110 Accessories Description 5 hole earth bar 300mm 256mm 54mm Weight each 0. ø 70mm Concrete inspection pit Description Concrete inspection pit A B C Dimensions 320mm x 192mm x 146mm Weight each 30kg Part No.com . PT004 JH100 AS100 M8 x 100mm lg mild steel ‘J’ bolt lifting hook M8 x 60 stainless steel Allen caphead screw (2 per lid) New to the range is a lightweight inspection pit with a concrete lid. The Lightweight inspection pit (PT205) is recommended for this type of application. the pit is load rated to 1.40kg 0.40kg 0.200kg. PT004 AK005 5 hole earth bar 6mm Allen key The lightweight inspection pit weighs only 1.80kg Part No. ø200mm Nominal 158mm The lid can be locked in place.

30kg 0.g.20kg 0.com Earth rod clamps | Earthing . phosphor bronze etc.26kg 0.44kg Part No. All Furse earth rod clamps have high strength copper alloy bodies and screws e.15kg 0. BS 7430 Tightening torque 12Nm D TE TE S ‘U’ bolt rod clamp (type E) Nominal rod diameter 5 Hole centres Tape width Weight each 0. conductor 9. BS 7430 † UL467 (CR105) Tightening torque 15Nm TE TE S D Rod to cable clamp (type G) Nominal rod diameter 3 Max. ⁄8” ⁄4” 37mm 37mm 37mm 37mm 54mm 64mm 25mm - CR305† CR310 CR315 CR320* CR325 CR330 3 1” 5 ⁄8” 1 1 ⁄2” 2” ‘U’ Bolt threaded M10.15kg 0.06kg 0.14kg Part No.5mm 12.23kg 0. commercial brass is not used.23kg 0..20kg 0.24kg 0.06kg 0.15kg 0.7mm 16mm 20mm 16mm 20mm 16mm 16mm 20mm 12. * CR320 includes additional plate to allow tape to be clamped without drilling.03kg 0. conductivity and mechanical strength are essential considerations in clamp design to ensure an earthing system remains operative for many years.30kg 0.23kg 0.05kg 0.7mm 16mm 20mm 25mm 26 x 12mm 26 x 12mm 26 x 10mm 30 x 2mm 30 x 2mm 40 x 12mm 51 x 8mm 51 x 12mm 26 x 20mm 26 x 18mm 26 x 10mm 26 x 10mm Weight each 0. aluminium bronze.23kg Part No. BS EN 50164-1 Class H.37kg 0.16kg 0. ⁄2” ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄2” ⁄8” ⁄4” CR105† CR105† CR105† CR108 CR108 CR110 CR115 CR125 CR130 CR130 CR130 CR130 5 3 5 3 5 5 3 1 5 3 1” Corrosion resistance. ⁄8” ⁄2” ⁄8” ⁄4” CR505 CR510-FU* CR515* CR520* CR525 1 5 16 – 70mm2 35 – 95mm2 3 1” 70 – 120mm2 * Suitable for use with 8mm Ø solid circular copper conductor. BS 7430 † UL467 (CR305) TE D 81 TE S www.5mm 16mm 20mm 25mm 6 – 35mm2 16 – 50mm2 Weight each 0.Earth rod clamps Rod to tape clamp (type A) Nominal rod diameter 1 Max.furse.20kg 0. conductor 12. BS EN 50164-1 Class H.16kg 0.

30kg Part No.05kg 0.62kg Part No. TE BS 7430 S D BN125* BN130 BN300-FU* BN305* BN320 BN325 25 – 50mm2 25 – 50mm2 120 – 185mm2 185 – 240mm2 For bonding copper cable or wire to steel structures.furse. ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄4” CR205 CR215 CR220 CR225 CR230 5 5 3 3 TE Tower earth clamp Conductor range 16 – 70mm2 70 – 120mm2 Channel thickness 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm Bolt size M10 M12 M10 M10 M12 M12 Conductor material Copper Copper Copper Aluminium Copper Copper Weight each 0. BS 7430 † UL467 (CR700.30kg 0. BS 7430 S D www. CR705.30kg 0.30kg 0.39kg 0. ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄8” ⁄4” ⁄8” ⁄4” CR700*† CR700*† CR705† CR705† CR730† CR730† 3 5 3 70 – 150mm2 150 – 300mm2 150 – 300mm2 5 3 * Suitable for use with 8mm Ø solid circular copper conductor.22kg 0.40kg Part No.39kg 0.30kg 0.13kg 0. TE 82 Tightening torque 12Nm Earthing | Earth rod clamps TE BS EN 50164-1 Class H.Earth rod clamps Rod to cable clamp (type GUV) Nominal rod diameter 5 Conductor range 16mm 20mm 16mm 20mm 16mm 20mm 16 – 95mm2 16 – 70mm2 70 – 185mm2 Weight each 0. * Suitable for use with 8mm Ø solid circular conductor.5mm 16mm 15mm 20mm 20mm Copperbond Copperbond Solid copper Copperbond Solid copper Bolt size M8 M10 M10 M10 M10 Weight each 0.39kg 0.com .09kg 0.39kg 0.08kg 0.62kg 0. CR730) T ES TE D Tightening torque 12Nm Rod to cable lug clamp (type B) Nominal rod diameter 3 Rod type 9. BS EN 50164-1 Class H.

BS EN 50164-1 Class H.10kg 0. PS305) – see Accessories page 63. tee.Fixings.30kg 0. 38 x 6mm and 40 x 6mm 50 x 3mm and 50 x 6mm Weight each 0. SW005 or SW105) and wall plugs (Part no.12kg 0. SW005 or SW105) and wall plugs (Part no.10kg 0. † S TE TE D UL96 (CP210-H. CT105-H† CT110-H† CT115-H† Manufactured from high quality copper and aluminium alloys. 10 or M6 (Part no. Use with PVC covered copper Conductor size 25 x 3mm 25 x 6mm 50 x 6mm Weight each 0.15kg Part No. CT115-H) Fix using countersunk wood screws 11⁄2” No.26kg Part No. BS 7430 † UL96 (CT105-H. NEW NEW CP305 CP210-H† CP220-H† DC tape clips manufactured from high quality copper and aluminium alloys for excellent corrosion resistance and high pull off loads.furse.14kg 0. SW005 or SW105) and wall plugs (Part no. † T ES TE UL96 (CP260-H) 83 D www.13kg 0. CP220-H) Adjustable DC tape clip NEW Use with bare copper Conductor size 31 x 3mm and 31 x 6mm 38 x 3mm. bonds and clamps Square tape clamp NEW Conductor size 25 x 3mm 25 x 6mm 50 x 6mm Material Copper Copper Copper Weight each 0. CP205 CP216 CP227 CP245 CP241 CP256 CP215 CP225 CP265 Use with lead covered copper Conductor size 25 x 3mm Weight each 0.20kg Part No. T ES TE D Tightening torque 5Nm DC tape clip Use with bare copper Conductor size 20 x 3mm 25 x 4mm 30 x 5mm 38 x 5mm 40 x 4mm 50 x 4mm Weight each 0. Simple to install.12kg 0. Fix using countersunk wood screws 11⁄2” No.06kg 0. Fix using countersunk wood screws 11⁄2” No.16kg Part No.12kg 0. CT110-H.60kg Part No. 10 or M6 (Part no.10kg 0. 10 or M6 (Part no. providing an effective low resistance connection between overlapping tapes to allow cross.07kg 0. bonds and clamps | Earthing .07kg 0. Swing lid DC tape clip – Use with bare copper Conductor size 25 x 3mm 25 x 6mm Weight each 0. PS305) – see Accessories page 63.com Fixings. through and right angle joints to be formed. PS305) – see Accessories page 63. CP230-H CP240-H CP260-H† DC tape clips manufactured from high quality copper and aluminium alloys for excellent corrosion resistance and high pull off loads.08kg Part No.

BS 7430 TE TE S D Tightening torque 17Nm Metalwork bond Conductor diameter 8mm 8mm Conductor material Copper Aluminium Weight each 0. handrails etc. CS350 CS355 For connecting to all types of metal structures up to 13mm thickness. bonds and clamps TE BS 7430 S D www.Fixings. BS EN 50164-1 Class H.15kg Part No.06kg 0. M10 bolt: 12Nm RWP bond Maximum tape width 26mm 26mm Bolt size Conductor material Copper Aluminium Weight each 0. TE TE BS EN 50164-1 Class H. TE 84 Earthing | Fixings.com .37kg 0. M10 M10 M10 BN105 BN005 BN113 For bonding tape to steel structures.furse.07kg Part No. BS 7430 S D Tightening torque – M8 bolt: 10Nm. M10 M10 BN115 BN010 For bonding tape to rainwater pipes. bonds and clamps ‘B’ bond Maximum tape width 26mm 26mm 31mm Bolt size Conductor material Copper Aluminium Copper Weight each 0.12kg 0.17kg Part No.12kg 0.

BS 7430 S D Tightening torque – M6 bolt: 6Nm. TE TE BS 7430 S D Pipe bond Conductor diameter 8mm 8mm Pipe diameter 50 – 200mm 50 – 200mm Conductor material Copper Aluminium Weight each Part No. M10 bolt: 12Nm Pipe clamp Pipe diameter 1 Conductor range 13 – 25mm 32 – 50mm 65 – 90mm 100 – 125mm 150mm 200mm 250mm 300mm 25 – 95mm2 25 – 95mm2 25 – 95mm2 Weight each 0.46kg 0. bonds and clamps | Earthing .4kg 0. 3902 3903 3904 3905-TB 3906-TB 3907 3908 3909-TB ⁄2” – 1” 1 1 ⁄4” – 2” 2 ⁄2” – 3 ⁄2” 1 1 4” – 5” 6” 8” 10” 12” 25 – 95mm2 25 – 95mm2 25 – 95mm2 25 – 95mm2 25 – 95mm2 85 www.25kg BN175 BN176 For bonding to ducts and large diameter pipeworks.5kg Part No.com Fixings.8kg 1.0kg 1. 0. BN120 For bonding tape to large diameter pipes. bonds and clamps Watermain bond Maximum tape width 26mm Conductor material Copper Weight each 0. TE TE BS EN 50164-1 Class H.3kg 0.Fixings.26kg Part No.6kg 0.furse.5kg 0.1kg 1.

TE BS 7430 S D TE Eyebolt Nominal copperbond rod diameter 5 TE BS 7430 S D Weight each 0. doors.15kg Part No. fuel tankers. etc.5mm Hole size 11mm 11mm Hole centres 200mm 400mm Weight each 0. RX005 For setting into roadways or runways. Equivalent cross sectional area 35mm2. offering an earth point for boats. TE Static earth receptacle Conductor material Copper Weight each 0.5mm 25 x 3. BS 7430 TE 86 Earthing | Fixings.64kg Part No. BT150 BT160 ⁄8” ⁄4” 3 Screws direct onto a copperbond earth rod.com . bonds and clamps TE S D www.52kg Part No. trucks etc. BN505 BN510 Flexible copper braid for bonding gates.Fixings.09kg 0.furse. lengths and sections available as special items.52kg 0. Other materials. Provides a static discharge point for aircraft. bonds and clamps Flexible copper braid bond Overall braid dimensions 25 x 3. fences etc.

bonds and clamps Straight setscrew type cable socket Conductor diameter 8mm 8mm Palm hole diameter 12mm 12mm Conductor material Copper Aluminium Weight each Part No.18kg 0.03kg 0.7mm 11.14kg 0.com Fixings. 0. 0.9mm 8.Fixings.furse.5mm2 4mm2 4mm2 4mm2 4mm2 4mm2 6mm2 6mm2 Tap Max 10mm2 16mm2 25mm2 35mm2 50mm2 70mm2 95mm2 120mm2 185mm2 Dimension B 4.2mm 13.06kg 0. No special tools required.7mm 18. bonds and clamps | Earthing . handrails etc.1mm 5. steam pipes.17kg 0. TE TE BS 7430 S D Rebar clamp Conductor diameter 8mm 8mm Rebar diameter 8 –18mm 18 – 38mm Conductor material Copper Copper Weight each Part No. B For copper to copper connections. TE TE BS 7430 S D 87 www.09kg 0.05kg SX450 SX455 For bonding copper and aluminium conductors to steel work.04kg 0.4mm 9.02kg 0.2mm Weight each 0.6mm 14.32kg 0.35kg 8H-FU 4H-FU 2H-FU 1H-FU 10H-FU 20H-FU 30H-FU 40H-FU 350M-FU Part No. TE TE BS EN 50164-1 Class H S D Tightening torque 3Nm Type H – High strength splitbolt connector Conductor range Main Min 4mm2 10mm2 16mm2 25mm2 35mm2 35mm2 50mm2 50mm2 95mm2 Max 10mm2 16mm2 25mm2 35mm2 50mm2 70mm2 95mm2 120mm2 185mm2 Min 2.5mm2 2.75kg BN150 BN155 For bonding to reinforcing bars.5mm 6.11kg 0.

M8 x 12mm 80mm TE S D 0. PC110 Stem diameter = 10.7mm (70mm2). PC100-FU PC101 PC102 PC103 Stem diameter = 10.44kg PC120 Supplied c/w front plate for connection of 25mm x 3mm copper tape or 8mm diameter solid circular copper. BS 7430 S D Tightening torque 8Nm Four hole earth point Hole size M8 x 14mm Length 75mm Weight each 0.14kg 0. 80mm 0.14kg 0.41kg Part No. PC115-FU Supplied c/w front plate for connection of 25mm x 3mm copper tape or stranded copper cable.Earth points Single hole earth point Hole size M8 x 15mm M10 x 15mm M12 x 15mm M16 x 15mm Length 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm Weight each 0. BS 7430 TE Two hole earth point Hole size M8 x 12mm Length 80mm Weight each 0.furse.7mm (70mm2).44kg 70mm2 Part No.com .14kg Part No.28kg PC125 TE TE BS EN 50164-1 Class H. TE 88 Earthing | Earth points TE BS 7430 S D www. M8 x 12mm Supplied without front plate.14kg 0.

Earth points Earth point with pre-welded tail Description As PC100-FU with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable As PC101 with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable As PC102 with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable As PC103 with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable As PC110 with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable As PC115-FU with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable As PC120 with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable As PC125 with prewelded 500mm long tail of 70mm2 PVC insulated earth cable Weight each 0.23kg Part No.26kg PC216† 1.56kg PC107 0.84kg PC121 0. BS EN 50164-1 Class H. PC105 0. BS EN 50164-1 Class H.com Earth points | Earthing .26kg PC221 For earth points PC110 etc.84kg PC126-FU For earth points PC100-FU etc. PC211† 1. BS 7430 † UL467 (PC211. please refer to page 88.56kg Part No.56kg PC108 1. please refer to page 88. PC216) TE TE S D Tightening torque 8Nm 89 www.14kg PC111† 0. PC116) T ES TE D Tightening torque 8Nm Earth point with double pre-welded tail NEW Description As PC110 but with 2 x 500mm prewelded long tail of 70mm² PVC insulated earth cable As PC115-FU but with 2 x 500mm prewelded long tail of 70mm² PVC insulated earth cable As PC120 but with 2 x 500mm prewelded long tail of 70mm² PVC insulated earth cable Weight each 1.56kg PC106 0. BS 7430 † UL467 (PC111.furse.84kg PC116† 0.

00kg 5.00kg 4. to facilitate the main earth bar connection Furse can manufacture special earth bars and disconnecting links to meet individual requirements Earth bar Description 6 way 8 way 10 way LK245-6 12 way 14 way 16 way 18 way 20 way 22 way 24 way 26 way 28 way 30 way Length 400mm 500mm 650mm 750mm 850mm 950mm 1050mm 1200mm 1300mm 1400mm 1500mm 1650mm 1750mm Width 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm Height 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm Weight each 1.80kg 6. Furse earth bars are available in a selection of standard lengths.com . and integral disconnecting links allow easy isolation for testing purposes.20kg 6.furse. making them easier to handle Pre-drilled fixing holes for ease of installation A range of four designs to meet most installation requirements Swan-Neck accessory.90kg 7. but all products consist of a 50mm wide by 6mm thick copper bar with M10 termination screws. For applications where the standard sizes are not appropriate. Features & benefits: The plastic channel base is entirely corrosion proof – Made from high impact uPVC unlike the traditional galvanised steel channel Lighter and easier to handle – The use of a modern polymer channel has reduced the weight of the products.Earth bars Earth bars are an efficient and convenient way of providing a common earth point.40kg 5.30kg Part No. Furse can manufacture earth bars to your individual requirements. please contact the Furse sales office.40kg 5.20kg 3. LK245-6 LK245-8 LK245-10 LK245-12 LK245-14 LK245-16 LK245-18 LK245-20 LK245-22 LK245-24 LK245-26 LK245-28 LK245-30 90 Earthing | Earth bars www.80kg 2.80kg 3.60kg 4.20kg 2. For more information.

30kg 2.60kg 5. PS310) – see Accessories page 63.com Earth bars | Earthing . LK207-6 LK207-8 LK207-10 LK207-12 LK207-14 LK207-16 LK207-18 LK207-20 LK207-22 LK207-24 LK207-26 LK207-28 LK207-30 LK207-6 Accessories Description Swan-neck link Disconnecting link Length 400mm 125mm Width 50mm 90mm Height 36mm 90mm Weight each 0.90kg 5.50kg 5.42kg 0. LK004 LK205 Fix using countersunk wood screws 11⁄2” No.20kg 3.30kg 3.70kg 4.40kg 7.80kg 7. LK243-6 LK243-8 LK243-10 LK243-12 LK243-14 LK243-16 LK243-18 LK243-20 LK243-22 LK243-24 LK243-26 LK243-28 LK243-30 LK243-6 Earth bar with twin disconnecting links Description 6 way 8 way 10 way 12 way 14 way 16 way 18 way 20 way 22 way 24 way 26 way 28 way 30 way Length 550mm 650mm 800mm 900mm 1000mm 1100mm 1200mm 1350mm 1450mm 1550mm 1650mm 1800mm 1900mm Width 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm Height 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm Weight each 2.80kg 3.80kg 4.30kg Part No.Earth bars Earth bar with single disconnecting link Description 6 way 8 way 10 way 12 way 14 way 16 way 18 way 20 way 22 way 24 way 26 way 28 way 30 way Length 475mm 575mm 725mm 825mm 925mm 1025mm 1125mm 1275mm 1375mm 1475mm 1575mm 1725mm 1825mm Width 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm 90mm Height 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm 96mm Weight each 2.90kg 6.40kg 6. SW110) and wall plugs (Part no.20kg 7.80kg Part No.50kg 4.59kg Part No.40kg 6.70kg 7. 12 (Part no.30kg 6.20kg 4. LK205 91 www.70kg 3.90kg 8.00kg 6.furse.10kg 4.00kg 5.

79kg Part No.22kg 0.Earth boss/insulators Earth boss Length 50mm Diameter 50mm Thread size M10 Weight each 0. Wrap connections with Denso tape (see page 64). EB001 Made of mild steel to BS 970 230M07 (ENIA) with phosphor bronze stud and nuts. For welding to steel vessels/tanks/structures. IN005 IN013 27mm 51mm 92 Earthing | Earth boss/insulators 32mm www.furse.14kg Part No. Insulator Description Insulator with 2 studs and 3 nuts Insulator only M10 x 19mm Thread size M10 M10 Weight each 0.com .

of course. earthing. Sand. FurseCEM® Concrete Mix Rock .furse. whilst particular installations may require a very low resistance. CoSHH Datasheet available on request. Certain ground conditions make it difficult to obtain a reliable earth resistance. CM025 CM030 FurseCEM® (supplied with cement) Topsoil For further information on FurseCEM®. including RF and microwave screening. please contact the Furse sales office. etc.Earth electrode backfills FurseCEM® conductive aggregate NEW Description FurseCEM ® Sack Weight 25kg 25kg Part No. Sand. from rainfall). etc. FurseCEM® impregnated concrete greatly increases the electrodes surface area thus lowering its resistance to earth. A separate datasheet is available. static control and. Shale. It has the ability to hold its moisture content for a considerable period of time and to absorb moisture from the surrounding soil (e. Topsoil Moisture Retaining Clay Rock.com Earth electrode backfills | Earthing . which when mixed with water swells to many times its dry volume. CM015 CM015-PM NEW Used as an earth-electrode backfill to reduce soil resistivity by retaining moisture. Earth Rod Electrode 93 www. In such cases. This electrically conductive medium has many applications in the electrical/construction industry. a conductive concrete is formed. to cement. Earth Rod Electrode When used as a backfill for earth electrodes. The clay is a sodium activated montmorillonite. By adding FurseCEM® in place of sand and aggregate.g. Bentonite moisture retaining clay Description Bentonite powder Bentonite granules Sack Weight 25kg 25kg Part No. CoSHH Datasheet available on request. FurseCEM® provides a convenient and permanent solution. for which it was specifically developed. Shale.

Please specify length of rod to be driven and type of hammer to be used when ordering. for example.Accessories Earth rod hammer Description Atlas Copco Cobra TT petrol driven hammer Earth rod adapter (Suitable for 5⁄8” and 3⁄4” Earth rods) Weight each 24kg 0.com . HM105 By mounting a hammer onto a rig. HM005 HM010 For projects where hand driving is uneconomical owing to a large quantity of rods or unfavourable ground conditions.35kg Part No. by using single 8ft rods rather than 2 x 4ft rods which would need couplers etc.furse. Hammer rig Description Hammer rig Weight each 196. longer lengths of earth rods can be driven. For projects where large quantities of rods are required cost savings can be achieved. the earth rod hammer can drastically cut installation times. Installation time is also considerably reduced.7kg Part No. 94 Earthing | Accessories www.

01Ω to 20.2mA to 35A. adjustable test current frequency (105-160Hz). The DET3TC is capable of measuring ground resistance from 0. DET3TC Earth resistance tester Description Digital earth resistance tester Weight each 1. critical ground systems. DET4TD2 Earth resistance tester Description Digital earth resistance tester Weight each 1. most importantly.furse. DET2/2 Earth resistance tester Description Digital earth resistance tester Weight each 5. As a four-terminal unit. With the optional clamp. test current control and. stakes. This model has an extra digit of resolution (to 0. batteries and calibration certificate. This unit is supplied complete with carrying case. it will read ground current from 0.000Ω. This unit is supplied complete with test leads.01Ω to 2000Ω and earth voltages up to 100V. with capability for taking ground resistance readings from 0.0kg Part No. DET10C The DET10C measures earth/ground resistance and current flow by the clamp-on method. 3 pole or 4 pole testing and is designed to measure ground resistance from 0.Accessories DET10C Earth resistance tester Description Clamp-on earth resistance tester Weight each 0. DET4TD2 The DET4TD2 is capable of 2 pole.0kg Part No. With its extra large jaws (35mm) and its light weight the DET10C is the ideal entry level testing solution.com Accessories | Earthing .0kg Part No. test leads and probes.025Ω to 1550Ω and for measuring ground leakage current from 0.75kg Part No. DET3TC The DET3TC is a three-terminal digital model that includes Attached Rod Technique (ART) capability.5mA to 19. the DET2/2 can also be used to make earth resistivity measurements.001) on readings and includes an interference filter. 95 www. The instrument also includes a voltmeter to measure ground voltages up to 100V.9A. DET2/2 The DET2/2 is a four-terminal digital model designed to operate in the most difficult (and electrically noisy) of test environments and for use on large.

Heavy duty earthing clamp & reel SK040 FM Clamp Certification Ex II 1 GD T6 F M Approved Reel Certification E x II 1 GD T6 96 Heavy duty stainless earthing clamp for earthing 205 litre drums.furse. IBCs. Heavy duty stainless steel earthing clamp & reel Description Jaw opening 35mm Cable length (max. IBC’s. production vessels and road tankers.09kg Part No. Supplied complete with chemically resistant Cen-Stat 3m Spiral Cable and 10mm ring terminal. Clamp features twin tungsten carbide teeth for effective penetration of paint and contamination. Clamp features twin tungsten carbide teeth for effective penetration of paint and contamination. Medium duty earthing clamp & reel SK030 Clamp Certification Ex II 1 GD T6 Reel Certification Ex II 1 GD T6 Medium duty stainless earthing clamp for earthing buckets.Static earthing kits Medium duty stainless steel earthing clamp Description Jaw opening 15mm Cable length (max. Medium duty stainless steel earthing clamp & reel Description Jaw opening 15mm Cable length (max.) 15.1m retracting cable reel.) 3m Weight each 0. containers and plant equipment etc. Supplied complete with 15.56kg Part No. Supplied complete with 6. containers and plant equipment etc. Earthing | Static earthing kits www. Heavy duty earthing clamp SK020 FM Clamp Certification Ex II 1 GD T6 F M Approved Heavy duty stainless earthing clamp for earthing 205 litre drums.1m Weight each 3kg Part No. small drums.) 6.2m retracting cable reel. Supplied complete with chemically resistant Cen-Stat 5m Spiral Cable and 10mm ring terminal. Clamp features twin tungsten carbide teeth for effective penetration of paint and contamination.) 5m Weight each 1. production vessels and road tankers etc.2m Weight each 6kg Part No. Medium duty earthing clamp SK010 Clamp Certification Ex II 1 GD T6 Medium duty stainless earthing clamp for earthing buckets. small drums.com . Heavy duty stainless steel earthing clamp Description Jaw opening 35mm Cable length (max. Clamp features twin tungsten carbide teeth for effective penetration of paint and contamination.

Compression tools Hydraulic crimping tool Description Hand operated 13 ton tool with carrying case Weight each 8kg Part No. HT020 HT030 Self-contained hydraulic crimping tool used for jointing and terminating copper. HT010 Self-contained hydraulic crimping tool used for jointing and terminating copper. aluminium and ACSR conductors. Crimping force 230kN.5kg Part No. Crimping force 130kN Two stage 'rapid-ram' advance mechanism for fast installation Short fibreglass handle for combined work spaces Accepts most U-Type dies of equivalent tonnage 180 degree head rotation Includes carrying case See page 99 for die details (Dies are not included) Hydraulic crimping head and pump Description 15 ton hydraulic tool with carrying case Foot operated hydraulic pump with carrying case Weight each 5.furse. maximum operating pressure 700 bar Hydraulic head complete with quick automatic coupler for connection to pump Accepts most U-Type dies of equivalent tonnage Pump supplied with 3m long high pressure flexible hose Each supplied with carrying case See page 99 for die details (Dies are not included) 97 www.5kg 16. aluminium and ACSR conductors.com Compression tools | Earthing .

Crimping force 130kN Two stage 'rapid-ram' advance mechanism for fast installation Accepts most U-Type dies of equivalent tonnage 180 degree head rotation See page 99 for die details The tool is supplied with: Basic tool complete with battery Shoulder strap Spare battery (14. aluminium. ACSR and steel earth rods easy with its lightweight single handed design.4V 3. open head 14 ton tool Weight each 10. cordless hydraulic tool makes crimping easy with its lightweight single handed design. cordless hydraulic tool makes cutting copper.com . compact. Two stage 'rapid-ram' advance mechanism for fast installation Maximum cutting diameter of 25mm Blades manufactured from high strength special steel.Compression tools/Cutting tool Battery powered hydraulic crimping tool Description Battery powered.4V 3.furse. HT040 This self-contained. heat treated to ensure a long service life 180 degree head rotation The tool is supplied with: Basic tool complete with battery Battery wrist strap and shoulder strap Spare battery (14. HT050 This self-contained.0Ah) Battery charger Carrying case suitable for storing up to 14 sets of dies (Dies are not included) Battery powered hydraulic cutting tool Description Battery powered 6 ton cutting tool Weight each 6.0Ah) Battery charger Carrying case suitable for storing tool and accessories 98 Earthing | Compression tools/Cutting tool www. compact.5kg Part No.6kg Part No.

02kg 0.27kg 0.22kg 0.24kg Part No.28kg 0.09kg 0.22kg Part No.26kg 0. please contact our sales office to discuss specific requirements.02kg 0. CN1010 CN1616 CN2510 CN2525 CN3516 CN3535 CN5025 CN5050 CN7025 CN7035 CN7070 CN9535 CN9570 CN9595 CN120120 CN150120 CN150150 CN18595 CN185185 CN240120 185mm2 120 – 185mm2 150 – 240mm2 Manufactured from pure copper.27kg 0. HD700 HD700 99 Manufactured from high quality stainless steel.5 – 10mm2 1.28kg 0. HD100 HD200 HD200 HD200 HD300 HD300 HD300 HD400 HD400 HD400 HD400 HD500 HD500 HD500 HD600 HD600 HD600 HD600 16 – 25mm2 25mm2 35mm2 35mm2 70mm2 50mm2 50mm2 50 – 70mm2 50 – 70mm2 95mm2 95mm2 95mm2 120mm2 150mm2 150mm2 185mm2 “C” Shape connector die (HT020 and HT030 tooling) Main conductor 120 – 185mm2 150 – 240mm 2 Conductor range 120 – 185mm2 95 – 120mm2 Weight each 0.10kg 0.150mm2 16 – 95mm2 120 – 185mm2 95 – 120mm2 Box quantity 100 100 50 50 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 15 15 Weight each 0.27kg 0. All sizes also available in tinned.26kg 0.16kg 0.27kg 0.5 – 16mm2 1. www.27kg 0.com Compression connectors | Earthing .27kg 0.12kg 0.27kg Part No.27kg 0.17kg 0.04kg 0.5 – 10mm2 16 – 25mm2 1.5 – 25mm2 4 – 35mm2 35 – 70mm2 4 – 35mm2 35 – 70mm2 70 – 95mm2 25 – 120mm2 25 – 120mm2 70 .Compression connectors “C” Shape connector Main conductor 10mm2 16mm2 16 – 25mm2 25mm2 35mm2 35mm2 50mm2 50mm2 70mm2 50 – 70mm2 50 – 70mm2 95mm2 95mm2 95mm2 120mm2 150mm2 150mm 2 Conductor range 1.04kg 0.15kg 0.26kg 0.5 – 16mm2 25 – 35mm2 4 – 25mm2 35 – 50mm2 1.furse.15kg 0.27kg 0. “C” Shape connector die (HT010 and HT040 tooling) Main conductor 10mm2 16mm 2 Conductor range 1.5 – 10mm2 16 – 25mm2 1.28kg 0.23kg 0.5 – 25mm2 4 – 25mm2 35 – 50mm2 4 – 35mm2 35 – 70mm2 4 – 35mm2 35 – 70mm2 70 – 95mm2 25 – 120mm2 25 – 120mm2 70 – 150mm2 16 – 95mm2 Weight each 0.5 – 10mm2 1.13kg 0.5 – 16mm2 1.14kg 0.01kg 0.26kg 0.02kg 0.04kg 0.27kg 0.09kg 0.27kg 0.09kg 0.5 – 16mm2 25 – 35mm2 1.

21kg 0.04kg 0.06kg 0.01kg 0.06kg 0.06kg 0.01kg 0.02kg 0.14kg 0.06kg 0.02kg 0.09kg 0.01kg 0.11kg 0.11kg 0.09kg 0.01kg 0.06kg 0.04kg 0.com .01kg 0.04kg 0.06kg 0.02kg 0. see page 97.01kg 0.21kg Part No.14kg 0.01kg 0.01kg 0.17kg 0.02kg 0.17kg 0.21kg 0.01kg 0.09kg 0.06kg 0.06kg 0.01kg 0. 400mm2 400mm2 400mm2 Earthing | Compression connectors www.09kg 0.01kg 0.Compression connectors Terminals Conductor size 16mm2 16mm2 16mm2 Screw size (B) 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 12mm 14mm 16mm Weight each 0. FCT166 FCT168 FCT1610 FCT1612 FCT256 FCT258 FCT2510 FCT2512 FCT356 FCT358 FCT3510 FCT3512 FCT506 FCT508 FCT5010 FCT5012 FCT708 FCT7010 FCT7012 FCT7014 FCT7016 FCT958 FCT9510 FCT9512 FCT9514 FCT9516 FCT12010 FCT12012 FCT12014 FCT12016 FCT15010 FCT15012 FCT15014 FCT15016 FCT18512 FCT18514 FCT18516 FCT24012 FCT24014 FCT24016 FCT30012 FCT30014 FCT30016 FCT40012 FCT40014 FCT40016 B 16mm2 25mm2 25mm2 25mm2 25mm2 35mm2 35mm2 35mm2 35mm2 50mm2 50mm2 TE S BS EN 12449 BS 1872 BS 4579 TE D 50mm2 50mm2 70mm2 70mm2 70mm2 70mm2 70mm2 95mm2 95mm2 95mm2 95mm2 95mm2 120mm2 120mm2 120mm2 120mm2 150mm2 150mm2 150mm2 150mm2 185mm2 185mm2 185mm2 240mm2 240mm2 240mm2 300mm2 300mm2 300mm2 100 Use with tool HT010.06kg 0.04kg 0.furse.11kg 0.01kg 0.04kg 0.17kg 0.14kg 0.

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