Lightning poses a significant risk to buildings and their occupants and contents. Lightning protection requirements of many structures exceeds those provided by conventional lightning rods. Their vulnerabilities have increased as increasingly sensitive electronics now control vital functions including building security, climate control, data storage and processing, lightning, manufacturing and processing equipment, door hardware and access systems, health care systems, and other critical functions. At the same time, the risk appears to be rising due to the occurrence of more frequent extreme weather events associated with climate change, as lightning accompanies tornadoes and hurricanes as well as thunderstorms.
All too often when lightning strikes an industrial plant, equipment is damaged and operations are curtailed. Thus, there is an urgent need to manage the risks pertaining to lightning.
Lightning rod protection by LEC can help reduce the risk of damage to great extent.
Lightning rod protection should be a combination of external and internal protection. External protection systems are installed to prevent or dissipate a direct lightning strike from the area of protection and reduce the causes of fire due to intense heating. Whereas an internal protection system protects electrical and electronic systems from transient and surge currents caused due to indirect lightning.
Our systematic approach towards lightning rod protection
Risk assessment – this involves the evaluation of various criteria to determine the risk of loss due to lightning. Factors considered during our risk assessment are: - type of structure in use, type of construction, height of the structure, location, and geographical area including thunder days. These risk factors are accessed as per our framework, the resultant indices are summed up and a detailed assessment report is prepared
Protection – this includes a complete system of strike termination devices, conductors, grounding electrodes, interconnecting conductors, surge protection devices, connectors and fittings. Lightning rod protection technologies are designed to provide protection to structures against physical damage from lightning strikes. Various technologies are available to shield a facility from lightning, such as the conventional lightning rod invented by Benjamin Franklin and Dissipation Array system innovated, manufactured and patented by Lightning Eliminators.
Maintenance – when it comes to a viable lightning rod protection solution, the equipment needs to be properly installed, inspected and maintained. Proactive measures are the best way to keep your LPS functioning properly all time. To avoid any unexpected instances, our installed LPS come with a ‘no-strike’ warranty with a mandatory annual recertification in order to validate its efficiency.
Our lightning rod protection products reduce operational cost and are one of the most reliable products in the market.
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.