Literally speaking, lightning is an attempt to equalize the imbalance of negative and positive electrical charges. This discharge could be between cloud to cloud, cloud to air or cloud to ground. Conventional lightning rod protection, also known as air terminals are designed to be the strike receptor that carries the electric currents away from the protected area into the earth.
This lightning protection rod is engineered to integrate with any building, rig, platform, tower, tank, stack and other industrial structures.
If all goes well Lightning Rods attract lightning and deliver it to a safe grounded area which is a valuable form of lightning protection. But why attract lightning when you can eliminate it. Our manufactured and patented Dissipation Array System (DAS) is designed to eliminate, mitigate or reduce the probability of a lightning strike. It works on Charge Transfer Technology, wherein it interrupts the formation of upward streamers through point discharge. This lightning protection rod is most effective when used in combination with other lightning protection devices, surge protection, and grounding solutions.
Spline Ball Ionizer (SBI)
This lightning protection rod uses the same technology as DAS, however, it’s designed to be modular and smaller than the DAS, to reduce cost and is about 30% superior to a conventional lightning protection rod. SBI is lightweight, easy to install and all construction are stainless steel and UL listed.
Spline Ball Terminal (SBT)
Unlike its above counterpart, SBT works on a hybrid technology. It prevents a lightning strike and collects the rest and grounds them more reliably. This air terminal can either be a direct replacement for standard lightning protection rods or be retrofitted into existing lightning rod bases. SBT is best used for office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial structures.