Lightning flashes to structures can be hazardous to people, as well as to the structures themselves, their contents and installations. The possible types of damage are injuries to living beings due to step and touch voltage; physical damage (fire, explosion and mechanical destruction) due to lightning current effects; and failure of internal systems due to lightning electromagnetic impulse (LEMP). This is why the application of lightning protection measures is essential. The need for protection, the economic benefits of installing protection measures and the selection of adequate protection measures should be determined in terms of risk management.
A lightning protection system designed and installed to the latest British standard (BS EN 62305) reduces the risk of damage to a structure and the systems and people within it.
Lightning Protection Services Offered By Aztech Includes
• Site survey
• Design, including recommendations for lightning surge protection
• Material supply, including surge protection devices
• Fall protection systems
Full lightning protection systems for buildings and other structures, together with surge protection for their contents, can be designed and installed by our people to divert high levels of electrical current generated by lightning strikes. Their purpose is to carry the current safely to earth and ensure the continued functioning of equipment, the protection of the building or structure, and the safety of the people inside.
Lightning protection systems are designed for high frequency applications with lightning current peaking over a very short time period. Our sophisticated protection systems meet all the relevant standards and are installed by our own fully trained and accredited engineers.
Lightning Protection Testing
Maximizing your return on investment in earthing and lightning protection requires regular maintenance to ensure optimum system performance, and it is a legal requirement that lightning protection testing is carried out regularly.
We recommend that your system is tested at eleven month intervals in order to take account, over time, of all seasonal variations in resistance or other characteristics of the system.
Our nationwide team of expert engineers undertakes detailed inspection and testing of existing earthing and lightning protection systems, whether or not these were originally installed byAztech . Following the test, in addition to your test certificate, you will also receive a comprehensive report on the condition of the system with our recommendations for repairs or upgrades where necessary to restore it to a compliant condition.
All our employees who report on Lightning Protection have proven competence to inspect and test systems .Regular maintenance will ensure that, when your lightning protection system is called upon to protect your people, building and critical business assets, it is in a condition capable of doing so.
For more information on our comprehensive earthing and lightning protection testing and maintenance services, to obtain a quotation or to request a visit from your designated Account Manager, please contact us.