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nVent ERICO Lightning Protection

We make safe, reliable and high-quality solutions for every spec and project.

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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.

nVent ERICO Facility Electrical Protection

Learn more about the nVent ERICO Six Point Plan of Protection and our full family of products. 

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.

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:

 

Standards Compliance

Product Development

 

 

Training and Best Practices

Design Assistance + Specification

Engineering Services

Technical Support

Our Services

With more than 100 years of industry experience, including research, testing and product manufacturing, nVent ERICO employs an engineered approach when working with customers on lightning protection applications, ranging from small installations to multi-billion dollar, turnkey projects anywhere in the world. Our team of design and engineering specialists is here to help you build a reliable, comprehensive electrical grounding system.

We take an agnostic 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.

Our lightning protection systems

We've made it easy to select a complete lightning protection system with our System 1000, 2000 and 3000 product solutions. Each system meets specific codes and standards around the globe and our engineering team can help you find the system that is best for you. Find the lightning protection system that's right for you, and learn more about these industry-leading systems by downloading the brochures here.

What System is Right for You?

View our at-a-glance family selection guide to get started with nVent ERICO Lightning Protection.

nVent ERICO Lightning Protection Solutions

Discover the importance of Lightning Protection as part of a secure grounding system and get an overview of our product lines and what they can do for you. 



            <div>nVent ERICO System 3000</div>

nVent ERICO System 3000

Learn more about our premium, proprietary system that's ideal for complex architecture and environments.

nVent ERICO System 2000

Need to comply with a specific standard, like NFPA or IEC? Learn more about System 2000. 

 



            <div>nVent ERICO System 1000</div>

nVent ERICO System 1000

System 1000  covers structures where conventional methods would be cost prohibitive, or need enhanced protection without specs. 

Our Lighting Protection Offerings

Lightning Protection Card Reader

Learn about our latest nVent ERICO Lightning Protection product, the Lightning Protection Card Reader

 

See Product Specifics

Need product codes, details or specifics? Click here to see our most up-to-date product offerings in your region. 

Resources

Videos


nVent ERICO Ericore Upper Termination Kit Instructions

Watch how the nVent ERICO Ericore upper termination provides an insulated connection from terminal to nVent ERICO Ericore to properly transition the lightning strike.

nVent ERICO Blade Lightning Protection

Learn more about our blade lightning protection solutions, designed to improve reliability and enhance lightning protection performance. 

Catalogs and Brochures


nVent ERICO Overview

With more than 100 years of experience, nVent ERICO's legacy, history and innovative solutions continue to lead electrical protection. Learn more about our brand. 

nVent ERICO Lightning Protection Solutions

Discover the importance of Lightning Protection as part of a secure grounding system and get an overview of our product lines and what they can do for you.

nVent ERICO System 3000

Learn more about our premium, proprietary system that's ideal for complex architecture and environments.



            <div>nVent ERICO System 2000</div>

nVent ERICO System 2000

Need to comply with a specific standard, like NFPA or IEC? Learn more about System 2000. 

nVent ERICO System 1000

System 1000  covers structures where conventional methods would be cost prohibitive, or need enhanced protection without specs. 

nVent ERICO Isolated Downconductors ISOnV Lightning Protection Systems

Learn about the importance of protecting your rooftop equipment and nVent ERICO ISOnV solutions.

nVent ERICO Lightning Protection Handbook

Want to understand the fundamentals of IEC 62305 series of lighting protection standards? This guide provides an overview of key points and summaries to get started. 

Applications


Wind Power Solutions

nVent offers a complete range of foundation grounding and construction, bonding, power connections, surge protection, and lightning protection products for the wind energy industry

 

Railway Electrical Protection

nVent ERICO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products that combine to provide comprehensive electrical protection for railway properties and assets including classification yards, buildings and structures, bungalows, movable bridges and other areas throughout the network that contain critical equipment.

Electric Utility Application and Reference Guide

nVent offers a full range of facility electrical protection products designed to protect power utility facilities worldwide. nVent’s product offerings include nVent ERICO grounding and bonding accessories, surge and lightning protection products and nVent ERICO Cadweld welded electrical connections.

White Papers + Customer Success Stories


Interception Efficiency of CVM-based Lightning Protection Systems

An unprecedented field-validation study of the Collection Volume Method (CVM) for lightning protection system sheds powerful new insights on optimum air terminal placement and the validity of the CVM’s claimed interception efficiency levels.

Earth Potential Rise in Public Spaces

This whitepaper examines two trends and concerns that have emerged with the faster proliferation of telecom facilities in the public domain.



            <div>System 3000 Success Story</div>

System 3000 Success Story

Learn how nVent ERICO parts protect architect Frank Gehry's unique 320,000 brick building from lightning strikes. 

Flyers


Lightning Protection Solutions Selector

View our at-a-glance family selection guide to get started with nVent ERICO Lightning Protection. 

New Field Data on Lightning Protection Systems: What Engineers Need to Know

To protect buildings from lightning strikes, engineers and architects must take a holistic approach to lightning protection. That means evaluating the method for air terminal placement as critically as the products themselves.

Contact Us

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