Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant “spark” occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.
The risk of a lightning striking against a structure depends on several factors: its height, the number of lightning strikes that fall in the area, if it is surrounded by higher elements or if it is isolated, etc.
If the structure does not have a lightning protection system, lightning will normally strike the highest point of the building and look for a way to earth in an uncontrolled way; through antennas, concrete structure, pipes or cables. Packing up to 100 million volts of electricity, lightning's destructive electricity can explode brick, ignite roofs, sidewalls, framing and induce harmful electrical surges that can destroy sensitive electronics.
This current flow can cause breakages, sparks and damage to people and equipment inside. In these cases, the hazard increases when the structure contains toxic, flammable or explosive products, being able to extend the lightning damage beyond the impacted structure.
To prevent lightning damage to a structure, a complete lightning protection system is the best way to dissipate the dangerous electrical discharge.
It is the easiest and only known way to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our property from lightning damage. Conventionally, they collect the electrically charged cloud, preventing it from damaging your facility and discharging it to the ground safely.
LEC has revolutionized this technology providing innovative and patented products and services working in lines with charge transfer technology. In very simple words, our technology deters the electrically charged clouds from striking in a protected zone, thus eliminating the risk lightning damage altogether.
LEC offers the Dissipation Array System, the SBI, SBT, and the Ion Plasma Generators. Each product performs its own set of functions depending on the objectives of the charge transfer design and area of coverage.
Lightning damage can be catastrophic, contact LEC for a simple, reliable and inexpensive customised solution.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) serves its clients by installing and maintaining lightning protection systems (LPS), and prevention solutions. Equipped with over four decades of experience, LEC has provided successful support to over 90 countries and throughout the United States.