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Structural Lightning Protection beyond the Conventional Lightning Rod

October 12, 2017

As external lighting protection system consists of components like lightning rod, cable connections, surge arresters, ground termination and cable fasteners.

A typical lightning protection system from Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. includes

-          A dissipation Array system, which is the key component and available in a range of configuration for almost any structure

-          A grounding system using Chem lightning rods(chemically charged electrodes)

-          A transient voltage surge suppression

-          Modular strike prevention devise

For more than 200 years lightning rods have been used to collect and control the destructive powers of lightning. But now there has been a greater number of technological advancement in the lightning protection industry. So it not wise to allow thousand of amperes to flow near sensitive electronic equipment by installing a lightning rod.

This is primarily because Charge Transfer System is available to prevent a lightning strike from occurring altogether.

In very simple language, a lightning rod serves as a terminal to pull away harmful electrical current from structures directly inside the ground; whereas, CTS actually prevents the formation of lightning within a protected area.

Conventional lightning rods are very simple in design - they are just electrically conductive metal rod barely 10 in tall.

The DAS (Dissipation Array System) working under CTS technology has proprietary configurations and contains electrical charging configurations. They use fewer air terminals, bonds, and grounds and still provide a larger zone of protection. Unlike a lightning rod, this technology works to reduce the rapid transfer of electrons that occur with lightning into a slow drip by pushing storm-induced electric charge up into the atmosphere, away from the protected place.

Both, the lightning rod and Dissipation Array System initially operate off the same scientific principle known as point discharge. The similarities between them end here as their actions diverge. A lightning rod moves towards streamer generation whereas DAS utilizes a slow discharge process.

Because CTS technology prevents rather than redirects lightning, it is a solid solution to lightning strike problems as compared to the conventional lightning rod.

Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. has been in the forefront of DAS development and also its patent holders. In the last four decades, this system has demonstrated a history of 99.7 percent reliability and includes a ‘no strike’ warranty.

 

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