Galvan Introduces CSA Listed Stainless Steel

Ground Rods for Use in US and Canada

Galvan Industries, Inc. has announced the availability of stainless steel ground rods in 5/8”, 3/4” and 1” diameter that are CSA listed for use in the US and Canada.  The new rods are clearly marked with the CSA symbol, the Galvan name and the appropriate part number.

Marking is an important safety factor where ground rods are concerned.  Ground rods can only be listed if they fully meet the specifications of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and/or the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), including diameter and length.  Without marking, it is impossible for inspectors to know if a rod is the proper length after it has been driven and it is difficult to accurately measure diameter.  The listing mark visible on the drive end proves that the rod was manufactured to code. 

Marking for traceability is also a requirement of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for ground rods used by rural electric cooperatives.  The new Galvan rods, and Galvan’s listed copper-coated and galvanized rods, meet this requirement as well as the NEMA GR-1 specification.

Made in the USA from solid, cold-drawn 304 stainless steel, the new rods are especially suited for corrosive soils, with an expected life generally significantly longer than copper-coated or galvanized rods. 

With a minimum tensile strength of 80,000 pounds per square inch (psi), they are resistant to bending and “mushrooming” during installation. The penetrating end is finished with a true conical point for less deflection and easier, straighter driving. Galvan’s stainless steel rods are also available in a sectional design for use with couplings.

Galvan products are stocked at strategic sites around the country to assure fast deliveries.  Galvan Industries is a major US manufacturer of stainless steel, hot-dip galvanized and copper-plated ground rods. 

For more information or to place an order, contact Galvan Industries at 1-800-277-5678, or fax to (704) 455-5215.


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