An effective lightning protection system typically consists of three fundamental elements.
In order for a lightning protection system to safely and quickly dissipate direct and indirect lightning currents and voltages, the integrity of all elements of the lightning protection system must be verified.
SLS designs highly-complex lightning protection systems for critical assets. Our team of experts know how lightning protection systems should be designed. We put this knowledge to work to ensure that your assets are sufficiently lightning-protected.
SLS engineers perform on-site visual inspections of your facility’s above ground lightning protection system. When necessary, visual inspections are accompanied by calibrated bonding measurements to ensure proper, low-impedance connections between all strike objects, bonding connectors, utilities, structural metal, and down conductors.
SLS engineers perform on-site visual inspections and measurements of your facility’s grounding system. Calibrated bonding impedance measurements are conducted between down-conductors and the grounding network. The overall grounding resistance of your structure is accurately measured. For new construction, ground resistivity measurements are conducted to determine what type and scale of grounding system will be most capable of safely and quickly conducting lightning currents to ground.
SLS engineers inspect your facility’s electrical panels and peripheral electronics to ensure that properly dimensioned and installed surge protective devices (SPDs) are being utilized.
When SLS has completed inspections and measurements of your facility’s lightning protection and grounding system, we provide you with:
Contact us today to schedule a site visit for the lightning protection experts at SLS to examine your existing or newly-installed lightning protection system.
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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