Lightning Protection System

Lightning Protection System

  • Lightning is the leading cause of fires in suburban and rural areas.
  • Lightning causes an average of $500 million in damage, almost 100 deaths, and 300 injuries per year in the United States.
  • Lightning has killed people while boating, swimming, golfing, exercising, talking on the phone, and even enjoying a concert.
  • Lightning can carry up to 100,000,000 volts of electricity; Enough energy to illuminate a 100 watt bulb for more than 3 months.
  • A single lightning bolt can reach up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (almost five times hotter than the surface of the sun). The average thunderstorm is 6-10 miles wide and travels at around 25 miles per hour.

  • Lightning can strike as far as 10 miles from the leading edge of the storm. You can be in immediate danger even in clear skies.
  • Lightning can and does strike more than once, the Empire State building gets struck, on average, 20-25 times per year.

 

Grounding System

Grounding is one of the most important component to Total Strike Protection. If this key area is not properly implemented, it will have a significant impact on the effectiveness of both Direct Strike and Surge Protection Systems.

  • Lightning Protection System
  • Power Surge and Transient Elimination Systems
  • Prevention of static charge and stray current accidents
  • Achievement of Electrical Substation grounding safety requirement
  • Protection of Electronics against electrical energy threats
  • Grounding AC Power systems
  • Attaining fast efficient ground fault neutralising systems
  • Grounding Central Communications/Electronic Systems
  • Satisfying DOD missiles & ordinance safety requirement
 

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