Grounding Services

Patterson & Dewar offers comprehensive grounding system design and testing services including:

  • Building and substation grounding system design
  • Modeling and evaluation of grounding system design
  • Modeling of two-layer soil resistivity
  • Site recommendations
  • Smart Ground® Multimeter (SGM) Testing to determine:
    • Ground impedance
    • Soil resistivity
    • Tower ground resistance
    • Touch voltage
    • Step voltage
    • Ground mat impedance
    • Transfer voltage
    • Low impedance/continuity
    • Fall of potential method
    • Oscilloscope function

Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Hood-Patterson & Dewar, is the exclusive worldwide distributor of the Smart Ground® Multimeter (SGM), a software based multi-function instrument that measures grounding system parameters for any project including large, complex sites and energized substations. The SGM was developed by Dr. A. P. Sakis Meliopoulos and sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

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