Grounding rods have been around since Benjamin Franklin first discovered lightning was made of electricity. Logic might conclude, that if one were to position a metal conductive rod at the highest point on a structure, a lightning bolt would strike it, directing the electricity to ground, and thus averting the damage to the underlying structure. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. As strange as it may sound, metal does not attract lightning, nothing does.
Lightning can strike anything, and what it does strike isn’t always obvious. It could be a tree, a flagpole, a golf club a building or a person.
So what good is a grounding rod, then?
First a few facts about a grounding rod
Let’s understand our very own, patented Chem-Rod
The patented LEC Chem-Rod grounding rod provides consistent, long term, low resistance interface with true earth. They resist corrosion, take less real estate and use fewer electrodes to achieve the necessary resistance. The specially formulated chemical released by it into the surrounding soil, ensures an ultra-low resistance ground. The Chem-Rod can replace conventional grounding rods and are maintenance free, making it the most effective and economical system.
Lightning Eliminators has gained years of experience by solving grounding problems for various industries. Petrochemical, LNG, nuclear facilities, data center, process control, and many other industries are benefiting from the superior results achieved by our CHEM grounding rod.
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.