Lightning protection

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Lightning protection


Post by calvin85 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:14 am

I'm interested in connecting with someone or persons who would have ideas/knowledge on how to protect infrastructure from lightning.
In particular, large concrete structure that is suspected to be on a fault that attracts lighting. If this is a subject that interest you or you think you may have ideas on how to go about that, other than moving said structure, I need to introduce you to a group of people who may want to talk with you. Please send me a PM to discuss.

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Post by leadstay » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:11 pm

Back when I was in the construction business, there was always the question of whether or not the customer wanted lightning rods, and to help them make informed decisions, I got information about this from the installers, who were quite frank about it. In order to encourage lightning to follow a shunt line instead of through a habitable space, you have to encourage it. The installers had heard plenty of stories of 200 year old farmhouses that had never been struck -- until they installed lightning rods. So it's better to only install them if there is a known risk (i.e., frequent strikes in the vicinity). You can try to contact specialists. They are quite long on the market, did some serious projects and I think they are able to help you to solve all possible problems related to the electricity.