Melbourne Lightning Protection
Australian Construction are professionals when it comes to the design and installation of power surge devices. Power surges are unpredictable. They are triggered by faulty appliances, storms and drastic alterations in voltage on a circuit and supply faults from your electricity provider. Electronic wiring has become more advanced, and a slight power surge can cause significant damage to electrical systems, leading to irreparable damage. Our lightning protection contractor in Melbourne can help if you experience power surges due to an electrical emergency.
Mainly, power surges arise from irregular electricity flow or when something like a lightning strike sends the electricity flowing back to the system. Power surges are linked to lightning strikes; however, it is just responsible for a small percentage of electric surges.
Most of the power surges you experience are caused by high voltage equipment or compressors passing in and out of your building. It happens severally in one day and mainly when devices with motors switch on or off, diverting the flow of electricity to and from other devices like computers and air conditioning.
A surge protector
When there is a spike in current, the surge protector device turns away the excess current to the earth wire. It sends the excess electricity inside the ground. It signifies that only normal current moves to your appliance, protecting your equipment.
Surge protection installation professionals
Voltage protection and power surge devices are available in various sizes and shapes. We install overvoltage protection devices to provide optimal protection for sensitive or essential equipment; a wall surge-protected PowerPoint is mainly enough. To give your premises maximum protection, our team inspects all the electrical appliances and talk to you about the ones that need protection. After assessing your requirements, we install a surge solution to protect your important electrical equipment like medical equipment, security systems, computers and other sophisticated electronics.
Surge protection installation steps
- The Melbourne lightning protection contractor checks the mains surge protection status.
- We check and service any current protection devices.
- Our team consults and agree on the maximum protection rating needed.
- We professionally install overvoltage and surge protection devices.
- We provide a no-charge building electrical wiring inspection.
Control, convey and conduct
Surge and air terminal devices work as a voltage control; however, the earthing and down conductors present the basis for transmitting that power and moving it harmlessly to the surface through a path of minimal resistance. Grounding is your premises’ protection system. The system’s surge and structural suppression are the above surface protection devices.
Grounding describes creating a deliberate connection to the earth to restrict the voltage produced byline or lightning surges. When the voltage from the surge or direct lightning strikes depends on the specifically designed earthing systems, a system lacks low resistivity earthing, grounding or bonding design. So, the system cannot give you total protection, and this is the reason we base our six-point system on creating one earthing system that maintains minimal resistance or 10 ohms or lower.
Australian Construction has carried out lightning and earthing protection installations for:
- Australian Defense Force premises
- Warehousing facilities
- Water treatment plants
- Data centres
- Heritage buildings
Direct strike lightning protection
Lightning is naturally unpredictable and can strike unexpectedly on antennas, buildings or different human-made buildings. There is an increasing number of complex and modern equipment in structures like telecommunications, electrical and computer systems. A direct lightning system leads to damage to the systems and equipment in the building and businesses suffer through lost income and non-coverage of this equipment and systems through insurance.
Average lightning bolts consist of a current of between 10,000 and 30,000. A regular radiator draws 10 amps. A lightning bolt temperature can reach 30,0000C.
Thunderstorms worldwide emit 6,000 lightning strikes each minute, raising the possibilities of your workplace or building being hit. You can protect yourself with one of our lightning strike protection systems. It will save you the anxiety in case of a direct lightning strike.
Lightning damage presents a genuine threat in Melbourne. The lightning protection contractor is proud to be Melbourne’s lightning protection systems supplier. We offer tailored solutions using early streamer emission or metal tape strapping methodology.
A direct strike happens when a flash of lightning hits a structure directly or a cable linked to a building. The energy inside the lightning moves through the cable of your building to the ground. The lightning protection contractor provides various techniques like down conductors, air terminals and earthing systems.
A lightning protection system offers a method through which this discharge might leave or enter the earth without passing through and destroying non-conducting areas of a building like the ones created from concrete, tile, brick and wood.
The work of a lightning protection system is not to stop lightning strike; it gives you a way of managing it and avoiding damage through low resistance for discharging lightning energy.
Lightning protection testing
The Australian Construction lightning protection systems protect staff, clients, electrical equipment and buildings from lightning strikes. In a regular system, we attach a sequence of air terminals like lightning conductors, lightning rods or strike termination devices to a building. In case there is a lightning strike, the lightning should be directed to the air terminals then safely transmitted via a wire to the earth instead of travelling down via the building and possibly hurting the customers or staff or damaging the equipment.
Lightning strikes to your facility lead to:
- Loss of life
- Injury to customers or staff
- Damage to the electrical equipment
We test lightning protection systems frequently to ensure they can protect your building’s contents and occupants from lightning strikes. Our skilled technicians test your lightning protection system, ensuring it is working as intended. These tests include:
- Visual inspections
- Soil resistance testing
- Continuity testing
We perform these tests according to the Australian ‘Lightning Protection’ standards AS/NZS 1768:2007 that gives guidelines for the protection of property and people from lightning.
We provide the topmost levels of compliance and dependability in our Melbourne lightning protection and earthing systems. The lightning protection contractor offers comprehensive system installation and design services for lightning protection, earthing, overhead and underground electrical reticulation. We work with government, commercial and industrial clients in Sydney.
Call us today, and we will be happy to keep your staff and buildings safe!