Lightning protection systems consist of numerous components which are constructed from highly conductive copper or aluminum alloys. A lightning protection system is intended to last the life of the structure it protects and only requires maintenance in the event that the protected building is changed structurally.
A lightning protection system includes all of the following elements, which work together to prevent lightning damage:
Modern structures are especially vulnerable to the havoc that lightning can wreak on sensitive electronic equipment. To assure the highest level of protection, UL -listed surge arrestors should be installed on electrical service panels. Arrestors are the first line of defense against the harmful electrical surges that can enter a structure via power transmission lines. By filtering and dissipating the harmful surges, arrestors prevent electrical fires and protect against electrical transient voltage that can damage a building’s electrical system. For additional protection, UL-listed transient voltage surge suppressors can be installed to protect specific electronic pieces of equipment. A qualified lightning protection specialist can make recommendations for surge protection that is tailored to the specific needs of a facility.
A team of LPI certified lightning protection system technicians will provide a complete turn key installation for your project.Our technicians have completed hundreds of projects ranging from simple residential single ridge roofs to high rise office buildings and government facilities with sensitive electronic equipment and special grounding needs. Because we have the largest team of certified installers in the state of Colorado, we can typically start your project within a week of receiving the approved proposal.
In an electrical installation, an earthing system or grounding system connects specific parts of that installation with the Earth's conductive surface for safety and functional purposes. The point of reference is the Earth's conductive surface.