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Burndy Grounding Products

The Hyground Irreversible Compression System

BURNDY® has developed an irreversible compression ground system which meets the most stringent safety and performance requirements, including those of OSHA and nuclear power plant design. Performance excellence and long life expectancy are the system’s basic design guidelines. It is a complete system which consists of connectors for grid cross connections, taps, splices, cable to ground rod, ground plates and terminations.

Our irreversible compression ground connectors employ well-proven design principles
and technology that have been in existence for over 60 years. Connectors are just one component of our Irreversible Compression Ground System.

Installation tooling is also an integral part of this system. BURNDY® pioneered the com-pression connector principle and continues today to be the leader in compression tech-nology. Our tooling package is the most extensive in the industry and affords the user many options.

Features and Benefits

  • All HYGROUND compression connectors conform to all applicable sections of the NEC® as well as UL-467.
  • All HYGROUND compression connectors meet IEEE Standard 837 requirements.
  • Range-taking tool and die design minimize inventory and provide for multiple connector combinations that are consistent and reliable.
  • Precrimp dies for ground rod connectors add mechanical strength to help the connectors withstand power installation and maintain IEEE and UL performance.
  • All compression elements made of pure wrought copper — the same material as the conductor.
  • Heavy-duty connector design carries the equivalent or greater current-carrying capacity of the conductor.
  • All compression elements are strip sealed to keep all contact surfaces clean.
  • Most compression elements are prefilled with our exclusive PENETROX™ compound to inhibit moisture and contaminants.
  • Requires no special training or complicated tooling for easy installation.
  • Each connection can be made in less than three minutes.
  • Compression connections can be installed in all kinds of weather for better job scheduling.
  • No drilling, tapping, or welding required for connections to most structural steel for safer installation and lower labor costs.
  • Each connector is clearly marked for easy and accurate identification.
  • Inspection ports are provided in terminal and splice connectors to ensure proper insertion of the conductor for increased quality assurance.
  • Crimping embosses the die index number on the connector, confirming consistent connections and providing for easy inspectability.

Components


A. Hygrid™ Cross Connector (YGL-C)
  • Designed for cross
    connections as well as
    “ells” and “tees.”
  • Rotating elements
    facilitate positioning prior to crimp.
  • Conductor range #6
    through 500 kcmil.
B. Gridlok™ Ground Rodto Grid Connector (YGLR-C)
  • Provides high torque
    connection to ground rod.
  • Rotating elements
    facilitate installation.
  • Conductor range #2
    through 500 kcmil.
  • Ground rod sizes 1/2",
    5/8", 3/4", and 1".
C. Figure “6” Hytap™Connector (YGHP-C)
  • Can be used as tap
    connector or a lap
    splice connector.
  • Conductor range #8
    through 500 kcmil.
  • Ground rod 1/2", 5/8",
    and 3/4".
D. Figure “C” Hytap Connector (YGHC-C)
  • Can be used for tap or cross connections.
  • “C”-shaped opening
    permits placing two
    parallel cables into
    conductor groove.
  • Conductor range #6
    through 500 kcmil.
E. Hytail™ Ground Rod Tap Connector(YGHR-C)
  • Provides tap or pigtailtype
    connection from
    ground rods to grounding
    counterpoise or grid.
  • Conductor range #2
    through 500 kcmil.
  • Ground rod sizes 1/2",
    5/8", and 3/4".
F. Hytap Ground Electrode Tap Connector (YGHP-C)
  • A ground rod connector with open groove for both continuous run and tapping applications
    (second groove for
    tap only).
  • “Third hand” constrains conductors while installer completes crimp.
G. Double H-Tap Connector (YSHG)
  • Can be used on any secondary splice or tap application.
  • Conductor range #14 through 500 kcmil.
  • Ground rod sizes 3/4" and 1".
  • Rebar sizes #6, #8, and #9.
H. Hylug™ Heavy-Duty Terminals (YGHA)
  • Designed to carry shortcircuit
    load and withstand high mechanical stress.
  • Inspection hole ensures proper cable insertion.
  • Conductor range #2 through 500 kcmil.
I. Hylug™ Terminals (YGA)
  • Designed for ground applications.
  • Inspection hole ensures proper cable insertion.
  • Standard NEMA hole spacing.
  • Conductor range #8 through 500 kcmil.
J. Hylink™ Heavy-Duty Splice (YGHS)
  • Designed to carry shortcircuit
    load and withstand high mechanical stress.
  • Inspection hole and center
    stop ensure proper cable
    insertion.
  • Conductor range #2 through 500 kcmil.
K. Hylink® Splice (YGS)
  • Designed to carry shortcircuit
    load and withstand high mechanical stress.
  • Inspection hole and center
    stop ensure proper cable
    insertion.
  • Conductor range #2 through 500 kcmil.
L. Grounding Plate (YGF)
  • Withstands the rigors of concrete construction.
  • Pretapped two- or fourhole NEMA spacing.
  • Tapped hole on underside for ease of repositioning.
  • Holes plugged to keep dirt out.
  • Conductor range #2 through 500 kcmil.
M. GroundLink™ Connector (YGIB)
  • Patented design allows for ground attachment to
    structural steel.
  • Available for straight or angled steel.
  • Includes thread protection studs to prevent hole deformation.
N. Static Grounding Receptacle (YGT and YTTAG)
  • Connects to ground grid and finished flush.
  • YTTAG for aircraft applications.
O. Versitail™ Structural Steel Connector (GSTUD-HY)
  • Welds to steel surfaces quickly with regular equipment.
  • Eliminates costly disk grinding.
  • Knurled area copper plated for excellent gripping and electrical
    integrity.
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