When the specification calls for a hard setting grounding material PowerSet is the product of choice. PowerSet is compatible with all standard copper grounding systems and standard field applications. It is an economical permanent solution to difficult grounding problems in hard to deal with areas. PowerSet is manufactured from environmentally safe materials and is extremely stable. When mixed with water or exposed to moisture, PowerSet attains the hardening characteristics of cement while retaining its highly conductive properties. PowerSet will remain highly conductive during a drought or when exposed to arctic temperatures. Because is does not have any shrinkage or expansion properties it will remain in constant contact with the earth.
PowerSet can be poured in dry or pumped in slurry form. No tamping is required. It is very worker friendly. No special tools are required.
To calculate the amount of material required to fill a trench. First, determine your desired thickness of PowerSet. Second, move to the right until you are under the known width of the trench. This number will be the weight of the material lbs/linear ft. Take this number and multiply by the length of the trench in feet. Your answer will be the amount of PowerSet material required to fill the trench to the desired level in lbs.
Thickness = 6 inches
Width = 12 inches
Answer = 32.3 lbs/linear ft
32.3 lbs/linear ft x 50 ft of trench = 1615 lbs of PowerSetTM
Loresco PowerSet is shipped in fifty (50) pound (22.7 kg) coated, woven polypropylene bags. Pallets are available with fifty bags per pallet. Proven export packaging is available.
Drill or dig the earth hole to the desired diameter and depth. Suspend groundrod in center of hole to be filled. Pour PowerSet until desired level is obtained. Remove excess water prior to pumping. If necessary, PowerSet may be pre-mixed and pumped under water.
Entire grounding system should be surrounded by PowerSet. Conductors should be insulated as they exit the PowerSet column. PowerSet should be used as a ground enhancement material when a setting fill is specified.
The use of PowerSet around the grounding system will reduce surge impedance by increasing the effective contact area of the electrode to the soil.