Oil & Gas Industry Solutions
Products for Oil & Gas Applications:
As the oil & gas industry has grown – so has our involvement. Today, we supply products and services that span the entire scope of the oil and gas industry (MRO, project job, new plant, substation).
Engineering is a hallmark of BURNDY® quality. Every one of our products is engineered to exceed industry standards and provide exceptional safety and reliability.
BURNDY® is The Grounding Superstore™.
The Grounding Superstore™ is home to three versatile grounding systems: Mechanical Grounding, BURNDYWeld® Exothermic Grounding and HYGROUND Irreversible Compression Grounding.
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|Typical fence post grounding application showing type GAR mechanical connector with flexible braid. ||Properly crimped HYDENT™ compression lug showing embossment. ||HYGROUND® installation with common type YGL-C HYGRID™ ground grid crosses connection. |
Ideal for the oil and gas industry, these connectors are widely used and highly respected.
This unique connector is made of tin-plated, cast-copper alloy; accommodates one or two conductors; with a low profile head and a ribbed-neck galvanized-steel bolt that prevents rotation during installation. UL Listed for copper conductor.
Type KC, K2C
Featuring one-wrench installation, the SERVIT POST™connector is designed for copper cable to flat surface. To connect one or two cables to steel structures, fence posts and transformers. The SERVIT POSTTM can also tap one or two cables from bus bar.
Copper cable connector. Approved for direct burial, the type GAR connector is made of a highly copper alloy cast body supplied with DURIUM™ silicon bronze U-bolts, nuts and lock washers. The type GAR is designed for copper cable connections and fence post grounding connections that are parallel or 90 degrees.
Burndy® HYDENT™ uninsulated copper and aluminum compression terminals are designed to provide a fast and easy installation. As part of the BURNDY® Engineered System, HYDENTTM connectors are marked with the wire size and type; die index; color coding; and the proper number and location of crimps. Once properly installed, the BURNDY® connector is embossed with the die number, making it easy to visually inspect.
HYGROUND® Compression Grounding
HYGROUND® meets the most stringent safety and performance requirements, including OSHA, UL97, UL467, and IEEE 837, and is approved for direct burial. Unlike exothermic methods, HYGROUND® installations do not require a hot work permit.
All HYGROUND® connectors can be installed in any type of weather in less than three minutes. In part because the HYGROUND® system is made in the USA, you'll see top quality and long-term performance.
Trust the BURNDY® Engineered System – Made in the USA
The BURNDY® Engineered System of coordinating dies, connectors and tools are always designed to work together and engineered to meet stringent, accepted quality standards.
Class & Division
Code Consideration for Oil & Gas Production/Handling Facilities
Safety is the number one priority of the management of every oil and gas refining operation in the US. Petroleum distillates are by nature flammable and potentially explosive. The NEC and NFPA have released specific guidelines (codes) to be strictly followed when installing or maintaining equipment where it is possible that a hazardous atmosphere exists. It is important to understand the basic language of the applicable codes and how they apply to connectors and installation tooling.
Sources of Ignition
Every caution is taken within a refinery to prevent any source of ignition of a hazardous or flammable material. All electrical splices and terminations made in a Class I, Division I location must be insulated or contained in an explosion proof devise in order to prevent heat or spark that could create ignition.
Portable Electrical Equipment
Portable electrical equipment, including BURNDY® installation tools and pumps, used in Class I, Division I locations must be insulated or constructed of a material that will not product sparks if the equipment is dropped.