Lightning Protection

Lightning Protection Systems

Lightning protection systems Surges – underestimated risk The function of a lighting protection system is to protect structures from fire or mechanical destruction and to prevent that the civilians in the buildings are injured or even killed. An overall lightning protection system consists of external lighting protection (lighting protection/earthing) and internal lightning protection (surge protection). Functions of an external Lightning protection system Interception of direct lightning strikes via an air-termination system Safe discharge of lightning current to earth via a down-conductor system Distribution of the lighting current in the ground via an earth-termination system Functions of an internal Lightning protection

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