Lightning Protection

Lightning Protection Ireland are specialist experts in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of lightning protection and earthing systems.

Lightning strikes the ground throughout the world 100 times every second. It is one of nature’s most destructive elements. A single lightning bolt can carry up to 1 billion volts of energy and can reach temperatures of 28,000°C. Our lightning protection and earthing systems will prevent potential damage that can be caused by lightning strikes.

Lightning Protection systems are designed to give this energy a safe and low impedance path to earth.

Lightning Protection System example Erico

There are three parts to a structural Lightning Protection System:

  1. Air Termination Network – The purpose of the air termination network is to capture the lightning current and dissipate it safely to earth. This prevents or greatly reduces any physical damage to the structure.
  2. Down Conductors – These should take the shortest practical route from the air termination network to the earth termination system. The lightning current is shared equally between the down conductors. Therefore, the greater the number of down conductors, the less current flowing down each one. We optimise the number of down conductors used on every project we undertake.
  3. Earth Termination Network – This disperses the current safely and efficiently into the ground. The current European Standard IS EN 62305:2011 states that an overall resistance of 10 ohms or less is required to achieve this.

It is important that lightning protection systems are correctly designed and installed by specialist engineers. Lightning Protection Ireland and Lightning Protection International will supply you with some of the best.

Our personnel have undergone intensive training with ATLAS (The Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists). We have also participated in additional training and seminars from our major suppliers.

We use only materials which have been tested and approved to IS EN 50164, and which are supplied to us by the world leaders in lightning protection and earthing materials.

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Our dedication and commitment to excellence and safety in lightning protection and earthing systems is unsurpassed. We look forward to bringing our expertise to you.