Townsville Lightning Protection
Australian Construction is committed to giving you incorporated lightning prevention products, services and solutions. We use grounding systems engineering, surge protection and testing, and a unique patented charge transfer mechanism, offering integral and comprehensive consulting, assessment, and design. The lightning protection contractor in Townsville’s work product is based on sophisticated engineering physics and principles.
It has enabled our qualified team to successfully maintain and install lightning protection systems (LPS) and solutions that avert direct lightning strikes, safeguarding against lightning’s impacts in Townsville and all over Australia.
Lightning and its effects
Lightning is the noticeable discharge of static electricity between the surface and a cloud, between clouds or within a cloud. Lightning can be a destructive force. Apparatus and strategies for decreasing the possibility of lightning damage are relatively old, for example, lightning rods that have been utilised for years. Lightning can strike anywhere and damage property, and harm people. Prevention is your ideal protection against lightning.
Our lightning protection systems include an effective dissipater collector, a reduced impedance path to earth and a reduced resistance interface with the actual ground. A lightning strike’s potentials increase with high earth resistance. When lightning strikes these areas, the structures mainly experience more damage if a lightning protection system is absent.
Australian Construction designs the lightning protection system to decrease the likelihood of a direct lightning strike by controlling it and avoiding damage by presenting a low resistance path for discharging lightning energy. Lightning is a force of nature, similar to water and is impossible to stop; we can only divert it.
Therefore, the Townsville lightning protection contractor gives it a path to the earth and diverts it to discharge safely. It is more essential today because commercial and industrial buildings have costly equipment and items that can get ‘fried’ immediately from an electrical surge triggered by lightning. When we facilitate the least resistance path with our lightning protection systems, such intense energy passes into the surface. It does not reach vulnerable equipment, electronics and other items that can suffer damage easily.
Lightning rods have been utilised for a long time in buildings where strikes pose a risk. At first, there was a belief that rods prevented lightning; however, the electrical current located the rod and used its grounding as a straight path to the surface instead of striking the building. Even though these rods do not essentially prevent lightning, they are tall and therefore, any electrical charge will enter them and discover a path to the surface.
Although rods are still used in most older buildings, we have more advanced lightning protection systems. Our modern systems are essentially the same concept but slightly more complex and thorough. Although they may be more expensive compared to rods, the money you spend on them is worth it since a single lightning bolt strike could lead to more destruction on a building compared to the cost of protecting a building for life.
These modern systems mainly consist of various small aluminium and copper spikes known as terminals. They are mounted on the topmost area of a building. Depending on how big the building is, it can have ten or more, and their size and shape determines this.
Our team uses cables to wire air terminals to each other and then use metal connectors to mount them along the building’s side and roof, going straight downwards until we ground them to a metallic object. It is mainly the system’s grounding rods or a metal pipe that goes inside the ground. Mostly we carry out grounding on multiple locations. The aim is to offer various routes for electricity to locate the shortest path to the surface. Therefore, the current bypass all else wholly.
The lightning protection contractor usually mounts surge arrestors near an electrical panel to prevent a surge from accessing it and blowing the panel and possibly entering the building and leading to surges through every electrical apparatus.
Types of lightning protection services
Whole structure: It safeguards a section of a building.
UL-Rated System – Here, we use an LNPA, LPI or UL rated system that we install depending on the businesses’ guidelines.
Inspections: We inspect lightning protection systems periodically to check for damaged or disconnected cables and terminals that need replacement or repairing.
Replacing surge arrestors: No matter their appearance, arrestors need regular replacement.
Reconnection: In the course of roofing work, ensure the contractors know of a protection system and are legally responsible for reconnecting it after they finish the job. At times this is overlooked, and buildings are no longer safe. If this occurs, the roofing firm should be held accountable.
Surge protectors: Although they are perhaps not so effective against strong surges, using our high-quality surge protectors on your costly electronics like a computer is enough to keep away dangerous energy from trickling through.
Electricity and lightning are destructive, and having superior quality, expertly installed lightning protection system is the most secure manner of avoiding damage, death or injury and loss of equipment. A lightning protection system is essential for any building to ensure safety.
Protection against electrical surges
Every year property owners suffer an immense loss due to electrical surges. To solve this problem, hire a specialist firm for lightning conductor installation like Australian Construction. Equipping your facility with safety systems is essential. We engineer these systems to divert the electrical surge from the building and allow it to dispel naturally inside the surface. So, it prevents the building and occupants from experiencing any possible electric bolts threat.
To avoid massive damages, please allow a Townsville lightning protection contractor to incorporate these systems into a building. It is also vital to allow our expert technicians to test the lightning conductor regularly to make sure these systems are functioning at all times.
At Australian Construction, we have years of experience in serving projects of different sizes. We carry out a preliminary risk assessment on your building to determine the safety level it needs. Our skilled technicians manage the project from the beginning to the development stages and ensure they meet your expectations.
We look forward to hearing from you and guarantee your optimal safety against lightning strike threat!