Lightning is an inevitable natural phenomenon. The magnitude of one lightning strike is a significant amount of energy that can cause major loss of life and destruction of property. The site, elevation, and formation of a structure play an important role in ascertaining if a lightning protection system is necessary. It is essential to perform a risk assessment to measure the potential risks due to lightning strikes for a structure. This will help you to decide on the most effective lightning protection systems to be implemented for protecting your structure from lightning strikes.
The traditional lightning protection systems consist of a capturing device, down conductors and earth leads. These outdated systems rely on strike collection as the first and only line of defense. It can cause significant destruction, loss of product and downtime for large companies. Lightning Eliminators and Consultants, Inc. developed a new approach and engineered a system to prevent lightning from striking inside of a protected area. This technology, based on ideologies of engineering and physics, is called the charge transfer system (CTS).
Types of lightning protection systems under charge transfer technology are:
Many insurance companies often require lightning protection systems to be installed properly on a property before issuing the home insurance policy. Some insurance companies even offer a discount on insurance premiums if an effective lightning protection system is installed.
If you are looking for a specific type of lightning protection design, contact Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC). They are the leaders in providing integrated lightning protection solutions and services worldwide.