SLS provides our customers with a full spectrum of lightning risk assessment capabilities. We perform risk evaluations for assets ranging from small commercial facilities to critical military and aerospace infrastructure.
This assessment fills the requirements of many jurisdictions for evaluating the need for a lightning protection system on a particular structure.
SLS has developed proprietary software that quickly performs the risk assessment calculations required in compliance with NFPA 780 (Simplifed Risk Assessment Tool). Input criteria include building dimensions, expected occupancy, construction material, location, etc.
SLS engineers perform the calculations required in the NFPA’s detailed risk assessment for structures where a higher level of risk analysis is required.
The detailed risk assessment accounts for factors including all incoming and outgoing utilities to a given structure, coordinated installation of surge protective devices (SPD), cable shielding and bonding, and the facility grounding topology, among others.
SLS engineers perform the calculations detailed in the IEC's risk assessment procedure to evaluate the lightning risk to structures and personnel.
SLS has developed proprietary 3D analysis software to quantify the probability of direct lightning strikes, along with the peak current distribution of those strikes, to every portion of your facility.
This software, which exceeds the requirements of all accepted standards, provides customers with valuable data that cannot be obtained through traditional risk assessments. SLS utilizes this revolutionary software package to highlight lightning vulnerabilities at your facility that may not have otherwise been identified.
The SLS Team has many decades of lightning monitoring, lightning protection, and lightning testing experience. We apply state-of-the-art lightning research to engineering solutions.Request Information
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