In our fast-paced environment, we depend on wireless and satellite communications for everything – cell phones, internet, radio, television, and data and more; reliability has become imperative. These towers are constructed of steel and designed to be the highest structure in the surrounding area in order to supply communications without any interruptions.
Sadly, telecommunication towers are particularly at risk of lightning damage and an ensured electrical surge; due to its tall stature and complex electrical makeup. A single direct lightning strike can cause physical damage and catastrophic failure resulting in substantial revenue losses.
When lightning strikes a tower the current flows downwards to the ground and can damage electronic equipment like antennae, dishes, cameras, etc. On its way down, these currents can leak and jump into nearby structures resulting in permanent damage to sensitive electronic devices and equipment.
The good news is there is a way to protect telecommunication towers and facilities from the devastating and lasting effects of lightning damage.
The lightning protection system from Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. – The Tower Kit
It’s a hybrid package that offers a robust and cost-effective solution for communication tower to protect them from lightning damage. The protection package includes direct strike protection, surge protection, and grounding.
And we protect the towers from lightning damage by enhancing lightning rods with lightning dissipators!
Spline Ball Ionizer – this is our patented and advanced air terminal that functions as a streamer retarding air terminal. It utilizes the phenomena ‘charge transfer’ – it provides a low resistance route for the static ground charge to reach the atmosphere, preventing the build-up of ground charge to the value necessary to trigger a strike on the protected structure. In short, it exchanges ions between the air and earth keeping the local electrical field below lightning potential.
Chem Rods – another patented marvel from us; it creates the optimal earth connection with a large conductive surface, electrolytic salts, and specially formulated backfills.
Transient limiter TLX100 – this versatile type 1 SPD is primarily used for light load service entrance and subpanels. It can be installed upstream or downstream of the main disconnect.
This simple, reliable and inexpensive (compared to the cost of repair) method can protect most wireline communications from lightning damage.
LEC offers lightning protection products and services to many industries including broadcasting, wireless communications, data centers, 911 call centers, and many more.
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