Grounding and Bonding


IEEE Spokane Section is proud to announce we will be hosting Terry Klimchak, who has over 30 years of experience in key applications engineering and consulting roles for ERICO products, now a division of Pentair Technical Solutions.  Terry is joining us from the Cleveland area and will be available for a 'meet and greet' just before his presentation. 

5:30 - Event start

6:00 - Dinner orders will be taken (meal purchase is not necessary to attend event, but is at expense of attendee)

6:15 - Speaker will begin

7:30 – Exothermic demonstration (bring your coats, it will be outside)

Abstract: The purpose of this talk is to familiarize participants with best practices in facility electrical protection as it pertains to grounding and equipotential bonding of substations. First, we will discuss Pentair’s approach to facility electrical protection utilizing a six-point plan of protection that includes lightning protection, grounding, equipotential bonding, and surge protection. We will then focus our discussion on grounding and equipotential bonding by exploring factors affecting ground system resistance and products and installation procedures to build longer lasting and more efficient grounding systems. As we further discuss bonding, we will explore IEEE 837-2014 as further evidence of the superiority of an exothermic connection’s molecular bond and current carrying capacity over mechanical and compression/crimp connections. We will round out the discussion with global examples and troubleshooting recommendations for real world scenarios.

  Date and Time




  • The Onion - Downtown Spokane
  • 302 W Riverside Ave
  • Spokane, Washington
  • United States
  • Room Number: Conference Room
  • Starts 29 December 2016 11:00 AM
  • Ends 16 January 2017 12:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge
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Terry Klimchak of Pentair / ERICO Products


Terry Klimchak is Regional Sales Manager – Utility for Pentair/ERICO North America.  Terry graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and has spent 32 years in various engineering, engineering management, product management, consulting engineering and technical sales positions with specific emphasis on power, telecommunications, lightning protection, grounding and bonding disciplines.  Prior experience at ERICO includes six years in application engineering for grounding, bonding and facility protection.  He has represented  ERICO on TIA and BICSI standards committees and in LPI.

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Terry Klimchak of Pentair / ERICO Products


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