Lightning Protection Ireland was contracted to carry out a full upgrade of the lighting protection system at the Ericsson premises in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
This was an extensive project that comprised work with the air termination network, the down conductors, joints, and bonds.
For the air termination network, we installed a Nimbus CPT3 above roof level, giving a radius of protection of 79 metres. We secured 25x3mm PVC sheathed aluminium tape to the roof via non-metallic clips, and we also used 25x3mm bare copper tapes.
For down conductors, both 25x3mm PVC sheathed aluminium down tapes, and 25x3mm bare copper tapes, were secured to the walls with non-metallic clips.
We used aluminium square clamps and bi-metallic test clamps for joints, and we secured two bonds to the ESE mast.
The work was certified to NFC 17102.