A Lightning protection system helps for preventing property damage from the effects of a lightning strike. It provides a means for controlling and preventing damages by providing a low resistance path for the discharge of lightning energy. In this blog, we describe Lightning protection technique that reduces the lightning strike effect.
What is lightning Arrester and how it works
As a general term, a lightning arrester or lightning arrestor is a conductive device that allows lightning to ground quickly with the help of low resistance earthing. It has the ability to ground the potential charges which occur during lightning.
How it works:
A lightning strike is an electric discharge between the atmosphere and a conductive object. These kinds of behaviours mostly originate in a cumulonimbus cloud and defuse on the ground. About 25% of all lightning events worldwide are striking between the atmosphere and earth-bound objects.
Direct lightning Strike: It has huge potential to damages any object which will come in the range of a direct strike. A human threat can be resulting in internal burns, organ damage, explosions of flesh and bone, and nervous system damage. It can also result in the contact injury, side splash, blast injury to any living things. Humans and animals may quickly die due to this direct lightning strike. It can also harm your electrical and electronics appliances very easily.
Indirect lightning Strike: Because the ground has high impedance, the current “choose” a better conductor, often a person’s legs, passing through the body. It will also result in more injuries, deaths, and Hallucinations may be induced in people located within 200 meters of a severe lightning storm. For the electrical equipment, this indirect lightning strike can flow through the wires and cable connected to the appliances directly or indirectly.
Secondary or resultant lightning strike: It may result in Explosions, Fires, and Accidents could be the cases.
When lightning strikes any building directly, first of all, it damages the structure of the building. Lightning needs an easy path to get discharge when current interrupted due to the high resistance path it discharges to the weakest point of the building structure. In order to avoid damages, we install a proper lightning arrester. A lightning arrester needs to be properly designed to ensure that your building is covered in the protection radius of the lightning arrester. Always appoint a professional for the Lightning arrestor installation when it comes to safety. Every building needs to be designed differently. Contact a lighting arrester specialist. You can contact us for more information. We are a team of engineers specialized in earthing and lightning protection
Lightning is dangerous when it strikes directly to any object whether living things or on living things. It lightning is dangerous when it strikes directly to any object whether living things or on living things. It has the potential to devastate anything within a second. As per the Wikipedia data about 240,000 incidents regarding lightning strikes happen each year. On the other hand, according to National Geographic, around 2,000 people die each year from lightning. India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours in April 2018 in Andhra Pradesh state as per BBC news. Kerala is one of the most lightning prone areas in India.
If you are outside, understand that you are not safe during lightning. If thunder is expected, then you should understand that it can take time to get shelter. Stop all outside work and immediately move to the nearest shelter. Most accidents occur due to the unavailability of shelter around the earliest.
Take shelter inside a large building or car.
Get out of the wide, open spaces and away from exposed mountainous areas
If you are on a road or highway, make sure you move to a safe place as soon as possible. Stay in the vehicle and keep the emergency flashers on until the storm strikes. Try to avoid touching metal or other surfaces which is conductive.
If you have no shelter anywhere, make yourself as small a target as possible by bending your legs together, hands on the knees and tucking your head.
Do not take shelter under tall or isolated trees
If you are on the water, get to the coast and far, open beaches as quickly as possible
You can use a cellular or cordless phone during a storm, but do not use landline phones that are connected to a wire. Stay away from windows and doors. Also, avoid taking a bath or shower during storms. Water is a conductor of electricity, so if lightning strikes a fire in your home during a storm then it can shock you in the shower through the water.
Lightning protection is important for electrical and electronics equipment’s
It is important to understand that lightning arrester can only protect your building structure. It does not give the 100% guarantee to protect your equipment. If you are really want to protect your appliances especially if it is expensive then kindly contact to expert for the protection of the equipment. Due to high surges generated nearby your areas from lightning. It comes through your electrical wire and damages the equipment. Because most of the electrical and electronic equipment is design to resist a maximum of 240 to 350V it may damages when surges come through wires and directly shocked the devices. In order to protect the equipment, you may install the SPD(surge protection device). It is specially designed to protect equipment. For that, you need to contact the lighting protection expert they will guide you properly. You can also contact us for the same.
For proper earthing and lightning protection, you may consider calling us. We have a special team for Earthing and Lightning. our company specialized in chemical earthing, and we have both conventional and ESE lightning arrester. We do both supply and installation. you may call us at- 0522-2751600, 9936476665, or Mail - [email protected]
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