SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
August 13, 2022  

Our Next Meeting

Broadcasters General Store

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

August 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM Eastern


Virtual via Zoom (August 9)


Our meeting will be held virtually. 

Please Register in advance for this meeting using this Zoom link.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To learn about Zoom, please see this tutorial.

We typically open the meeting 30 minutes prior to the scheduled meeting time to give everyone time to mingle and visit, begin Chapter 37 business at the scheduled meeting time, and introduce our guest speakers shortly thereafter. 

To save valuable time when we have large attendance, we have omitted the opportunity for attendees to introduce themselves.  (Sorry, it just takes too long.)  Instead, please feel free to add your affiliation to your name in Zoom and say "Hello" via Zoom's chat function. 

Please note that Chapter 37 meetings are being recorded.  If you prefer not being recorded, please disable your camera and mute your audio.

Tower, Line, Signal & Data Grounding & Protection

Critical Systems Consulting Group

Guest Speaker: Sam Chreiteh

With electrical storms commonplace this time of year, our August 9th meeting topic couldn't be more timely.  Sam Chreitech, principal and founder of Critical Systems Consulting Group (CSCG), will share his insight on the following topics:

  • Bonding for Equipotential - Single Point Grounding Technique
  • Grounding Electrode System - Site Ground Field
  • Tower Grounding
  • Transmission Line Grounding
  • Shield Grounding of Signal Carrying Cables
  • Surge Protective Devices of Copper Based Power, Data and Communications Cables 

Sam Chreiteh holds a BSEE degree from Louisiana State University.  He has extensive involvement in many facets of the conceptual design, planning, and auditing of mission-critical facilities such as data centers, 911 emergency operating centers, as well as utility and communication site infrastructures.  Mr. Chreiteh has first-hand experience with lightning protection systems and associated grounding for industrial, commercial, and government projects including the design in the telecommunication industry and distributed antenna systems for 4G, 5G, and public safety sector networks.  Sam is a subject matter expert responsible for industry challenging designs and standards addressing electrical power quality, power distribution, grounding, precision cooling, lightning protection, and overall management concerns for critical facilities.

Special thanks to sponsor Broadcasters General Store for sponsoring the video conference and other technical support costs of Chapter 37.

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