The simplest way to think of a lightning strike would be as a short circuit between the cloud and the earth. The earth and an active thundercloud have either a positive or negative polarity with respect to each other, just like battery connections that can arc, if they are not separated by a long enough air gap.
Every year, there are approximately 15-20 million lightning strikes that affect 30% of U.S. businesses. These lightning strikes cause billions in damage and an average facility is hit with 20,000 amps of electricity.
Thus schools, hospitals, airports, factories, chemical plants, power generating plants and office buildings are just some of the facilities choosing to play it safe against the destructive forces of lightning by properly preparing a lightning protection design and installing it.
We offer holistic services that include product specifications, product manufacturing, technical support, installation, site testing, and system design. LEC’s lightning protection design and engineering team can produce complete lightning protection and grounding layout for any type of structure using the latest CAD software. Our estimates are detailed to list out all inclusion and exclusions and each estimate adheres to all required specifications.
Even before the estimates are submitted we understand the electrical specification and relevant architectural drawings of your facility. Then with the backing of our experienced lightning protection design team, we send drawings, bill of materials required, installation, testing and commissioning estimates.
Once the estimation is approved, a detailed and scientific evaluation of the site’s exposure and an option for protection is provided and we start implementing the customized solution in the most timely, accurate and cost-effective manner.
Alongside we also provide on-site and off-site risk management training and financial risk mitigation.
All of our systems are designed and engineered to perform safely; however, commission and routine testing are undertaken to validate and ensure that the lightning protection design and the system perform safely.
Protection against direct lightning strike and surge is not an easy one. A proper lightning protection design depends on a number of contributing factors. Some of our patented products include;
Holding tightly to professional ethics and moral values, we leave no stone unturned to assure complete client satisfaction when providing lightning protection design and engineering solutions.
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