GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel is an alternative to solid and stranded copper. It’s an electrical conductor that has an outer sleeve of copper metallurgically bonded to a solid steel core. It is cost efficient and has anti-theft characteristics. Copper clad steel provides a safe, reliable alternative to the use of solid and stranded copper for grounding applications. Copper-clad steel disperses fault currents and lightning strikes at a lower total cost of ownership compared to pure copper. The product is made by bonding two different metals into a single conductor, resulting in a low-cost and light-weight alternative to solid copper. The manufacturer will supply two wind-farm projects with it.
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