What is Lightning Protection

MAIN COMPONENTS OF A LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM

Terminals - Also known as lightning rods, must be installed on roof ridges, dormers, chimneys, ventilators, and other structures as required

 

Main Conductors - Cables, which interconnect the air terminals to grounds

 

Ground Terminations - These are typically copper or copper-clad rods driven into the earth a minimum of 10 feet in depth.

 

Bonding Connections - These are made to equalize the potential between grounded metal objects

 

Lightning Arresters - Also known as lightning rods, must be installed on roof ridges, dormers, chimneys, ventilators, and other structures as required

 

Surge Suppressors - Also known as lightning rods, must be installed on roof ridges, dormers, chimneys, ventilators, and other structures as required