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Busbars - What are they and when are they used?

Busbars are incredible pieces of technology that make complicated power distribution much easier, less expensive and more flexible. Today’s sensitive electronic environments require specialized bonding and grounding techniques, but what exactly is a busbar? Busbars distribute electricity with greater ease and flexibility than some other more permanent forms of installation and distribution. Understanding high frequency, equipotential ground planes and signal reference subsystems are imperative when protecting advanced electronic systems, and grounding busbars play a critical role.

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Exothermic Welding – A Lifelong Bond

Exothermic welding is a welding process that employs molten metal to permanently join the conductors. Harger’s Ultraweld® UltraShot® is re-defining the exothermic process.

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Lightning Protection – What Is It & Who Needs It?

When most people think of lightning protection, they often imagine metal rods on top of houses and buildings. However, lightning protection can take several forms and depending on your location and type of structure, can seamlessly blend into the aesthetics of the building.

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Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors

Lightning is a dangerous natural force. Annually in the United States, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times and over 300 people are struck by lightning. During the past 30 years, about 50 people, on average, have been killed by lightning strikes every year, and many more suffer permanent disabilities. Precautions should be taken to prevent worker exposure to lightning. Employers should recognize lightning as an occupational hazard.

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Learn Ultraweld Exothermic Welding

The exothermic welding process can be difficult and dangerous if not performed properly. Our hands-on Ultraweld Exothermic Training Certification ensures your team will complete each exothermic project safely, efficiently and at the highest quality level.

The Harger team will work around your schedule and location preferences, provide course materials and distribute a certification card upon successful class completion.

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For the Right Products, Right When You Need Them

There's nothing worse than being held up on a project because a part didn't arrive on time. When you work with Harger, you can rest assured our short lead times and excellent customer service mean you won't be stuck waiting.

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Lightning Fun Facts

  • How hot is a lightning bolt? Only about 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit — roughly five times hotter than the surface of the sun!
  • Lightning flashes more than 3 million times a day worldwide — that’s about 40 times a second. Not all those flashes hit the ground — some happen between or inside clouds.
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Harger University

Learn from the experts in lightning protection at Harger University.

Our hands-on learning approach allows you to earn Continuing Education hours necessary for license renewal, while covering all aspects of the growing industry of Lightning Protection.