Lightning protection risk assessments are an important element in ensuring the right level of protection is provided against the risk of a potential lightning strike. Failure to carry out a risk assessment can invalidate your insurance.
Lightning Protection System Installation Services from Lightning Strike
Lightning protection systems must offer protection against lightning strikes for:
- The structure, i.e. the residence or the commercial / industrial structure
- Electrical and electronic installations in the structure
The basic principle of lightning protection is guiding the current generated by the lightning strike safely to earth and preventing any incidental over-voltages from affecting the electrical installations. The system configuration will vary depending on the extent and complexity of the facility being protected. A simple lightning rod might be enough for a typical residence while an elaborate meshed system known as a Faraday cage will be required to protect exposed structures containing, say numerous computer systems spread over many rooms.
While the structure is protected as above, the electrical installations themselves are not fully protected because part of the current from the lightning strike can rise back from the earthing network and affect the installations in the building. Induced current can also cause over-voltages and damage electrical/electronic equipment. A secondary protection system that includes surge protection devices is needed to guard these installations against damage.
Lightning Strike Services
Experienced engineers of Lightning Strike can assess the risks for your particular facility and design a lightning protection system that will offer complete protection. We can also review the adequacy of an existing system and suggest any changes needed to offer full protection.
A lightning protection system includes an overhead structure to capture the lightning current, the conductors to guide it safely away from sensitive devices to earth, the earth leads that ground the current and the links from all metallic structures in your building. Lightning Strike can install a complete protection system in a manner that blends in with the structure and its décor without being an eyesore.
Lightning Strike Service Features
The major features of the lightning protection system installation service provided by Lightning Strike include:
- Execution of all work to meet BS EN 62305 standard
- Safe access and methods of work
- Fast turnaround
- Competitive prices
- Nationwide delivery of the services
Our services also include free risk assessment and insurance quotations. Both these can reduce the costs of protecting your facility against lightning damage.