Lightning and quickly moving power surges can instantly bring down sensitive electronic systems in any business. This is because a lightning strike’s temperature is several times greater than the surface of the sun. And they often occur without warning – day or night. Even the magnetic field, which is a part of the lightning strike, can inflict damage to nearby computers and electronics. So, a powerful strike, can cause damage to computer networks, automated machinery, computer drives & controls, and diagnostic equipment leading to costly business interruptions and lost production time.
What should you do to protect your facility from lightning damage?
Install a lightning protection system by LEC. A typical lightning protection system is designed to protect a facility from lightning damage by intercepting such strikes and safely passing their extremely high currents to ground. But our Patented DAS Lightning Prevention System is different. It eliminates the lightning strike altogether from the protected area.
Lightning is produced in thunderstorms. It gradually builds up on electrical fields and once it is large enough, a giant spark occurs (like static electricity) between the earth and the ground. This spark is actually called a lightning strike. It may also occur between clouds and between cloud and air. But it is the strike between the cloud and ground that is most damaging.
Our LPS uses Charge dissipation technology using the principle of point discharge to facilitate the reduction of static electrical charge buildup. Their sole purpose is to prevent an electrical arc or current flow that can cause damage. In simpler words, the lightning rod, through thousands of specially engineered charge dissipation elements, releases ions that dissipate electrical energy needed to initiate the formation of upward streamers. Thus the downward stepped leader will look for a better target and the structure is protected from direct lightning damage.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants provides integrated protection and prevention products, solutions and services. Our patented Charge Transfer System (CTSs) is widely used and is the best technology for protecting a facility from lightning damage. The Dissipation Array System (DAS) also provides a ‘no strike’ warranty. To know more about prevention from lightning strikes, contact us.
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