“Bonding” is a method by which all electrically conductive materials and metallic surfaces of equipment and structures, not normally intended to be energized, are effectively interconnected together via a low impedance conductive means and path in order to avoid any appreciable potential difference between any separate points. The bonded interconnections of any specific electrically conductive materials, metallic surfaces of enclosures, electrical equipment, pipes, tubes or structures via a low impedance path are completely independent and unrelated to any intended contact or connection to Earth. For example, airplanes do not have any connection to the planet Earth when they are airborne. However, it is extremely important for the safety and welfare of passengers, crew and aircraft that all metallic parts and structures of an airplane be effectively bonded together.
The common way to effectively bond different metallic surfaces of enclosures, electrical equipment, pipes, tubes or structures together is with a copper conductor, rated terminal lugs and appropriate bolts, fasteners or screws (Bonding Jumpers).
In addition to preventing potential differences that may result in hazards, effectively bonded equipment can also be employed to adequately and safely conduct phase-to-ground fault currents, induced currents, surge currents, lightning currents or transient currents during abnormal conditions.
All our Bonding Jumpers are manufactured in our dedicated UK factory from raw stock and go through a series of manufacturing processes by our skilled staff, thereby enabling us to manufacture Bonding Jumpers efficiently with consistent quality control.
We can manufacture Bonding Jumpers in lengths & cross sections (ratings) to suit your individual need & application. Further to this, the terminal lugs can be sized to your exact requirements.
For more information or if you would like to discuss your requirements then please contact our sales office.