Lightning is a powerful force in nature. It is a global phenomenon but not uniformly distributed geographically.
A single bolt of lightning can contain up to 100 million volts of electricity. With that much power, lightning damage can be extreme, beyond recovery and repair and financially devastating.
There a multiple protection schemes to prevent lightning damage. A lightning protection system must be capable enough to deter lightning related destructive, disruptive and impairment phenomena away from the protected area.
Like in the transportation industry most wireless systems used by them are located in open areas and have components installed on tall buildings and towers; these are more susceptible to lightning damage. So a direct lightning strike will cause physical damage while secondary effects can cause electrical and electronic damage.
What can you do to protect your business?
Considering industrial level protection from lightning, one must combine protection systems that are designed to mitigate each type of strike. The traditional method of protection may actually increase the likelihood of lightning damage. The right protection lies in not channeling the strike but preventing the charge from accumulating in the first place.
There is a system – Dissipated Array System designed to lower the voltage difference between the cloud and earth.
Manufactured and patented by Lightning Eliminators and Consultants Inc., this system is based on a natural phenomenon known as charge transfer or point discharge principle. It prevents rather than redirects lightning thus eliminating the risk of a lightning damage.
LEC specializes in designing, manufacturing and installing integrated, engineered systems to prevent and eliminate any lightning damage.
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.