Unwilling to accept relaxed specifications, Galvan Electrical Products, Harrisburg, N.C., has completed detailed specifications for the ground rod electrodes, clamps and couplings it supplies to the electrical and utility markets.

Available for easy downloading at Galvan's Web site at www.galvanelectrical.com, the new specification covers materials, production and use guidelines for the full line of Galvan copper-clad, stainless-steel and hot-dip galvanized electrodes and joining products. The company includes references to respected standards agencies, including ANSI, ASTM, CSA and UL.

The specification provides complete information on product characteristics, including materials, lengths, finished diameters, coating thicknesses, threads and markings. It also addresses Galvan test findings on adhesion, bending, surface evaluation, straightness and packaging. Included are details on threaded and threadless couplings as well as compression and bolted clamps.

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