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Lightning protection needs vary according to each specific facility. The requirements of telecom structures, buildings, power utility substations, transmission and distribution systems and grounding and bonding requirements can all vary greatly. In all cases, the purpose of a high-quality lightning protection system is to:
Secure critical infrastructure and assets
Provide protection in the event of unintentional contact between live conductors and bonded/grounded parts
Ensure maximum safety from lightning
nVent ERICO has the experts, experience and technology options to select and design the ideal lightning protection solution for your application from the ground up.
Why Lightning Protection is Important
While lightning itself cannot practically be prevented, a lightning protection system is intended to control the passage of a discharge in such a manner that minimizes property damage or system disruption. In a world of increasingly complex and sophisticated facilities and equipment, lightning is a constant risk. A single direct strike can result in physical damage to buildings and catastrophic failure of equipment. It can start fires, cause major breakdowns to electrical, communications and utility installations, and simultaneously cause substantial loss of revenue.
Achieving an adequate level of protection results in the prevention of costly downtime. Proper protection of structures, operations and assets demands a systematic and comprehensive approach. A lightning protection system or expensive surge protective device (SPD) will not function properly without a good grounding system. A low-impedance grounding system may create hazards to personnel and equipment without proper bonding. These interdependent disciplines are best applied when considering a total facility, rather than an individual portion.
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Expertise and Technologies Around the Globe
For more than a century, nVent ERICO has been a leading expert in electrical protection solutions, pioneering standards across the industry. With operations in 30+ countries designed for localized solutions across the globe, we focus on supporting the industry through:
Training and Best Practices
Design Assistance + Specification
nVent ERICO has more than 100 years of industry experience, including research, testing and product manufacturing. We employ an engineered approach when working with customers on lightning protection applications, ranging from small installations to multi-billion-dollar turnkey projects. Our team of Design and Engineering specialists is here to help you build a reliable, comprehensive electrical grounding system.
We take an approach to lightning protection to help customers identify the right solution for their needs. Our team of skilled engineers offers global technical support and several of our nVent ERICO employees sit on codes and standards committees that help shape industry requirements.
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