Lightning Protection System Inspections & Maintenance FAQs?
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Can I perform lightning protection system inspection myself?
It is best to hire a professional for your current lightning protection system inspection. If the lightning protection system is damaged it will be ineffective. A professional lightning protection inspection contractor will inspect lightning rods and other equipment for damage, check the system for loose connections, monitor modifications to the structure and inspect that that down-conductors have a continuous path from ground electrode system to lightning rods.
How often do I need lightning protection system inspection?
Lightning protection systems should be visually inspected at least once per year. An in-depth inspection should be scheduled every 3-4 years for all systems and every 1-3 years for critical systems. Coastal Lightning Rods perform on-site visual inspections of your facility’s above-ground lightning protection system.
Lightning Protection System Inspection includes:
- Inspect for burned or damaged components that need to be replaced or repair. These components could have been hit by lightning or just corroded due to weather or aged with time.
- Inspect for loose components such as cabling, air terminals, or connectors.
- Inspect grounding
- Inspect connections
Do I need an lightning protection system inspection after building structure modification?
According to the standards, lightning protection systems must undergo an inspection whenever the structure of the building is modified or repaired and also when the structure has been struck by lightning. Therefore, it is very useful to have a lightning event counter that informs about the number of lightning strikes on the structure.
Is lightning protection system required in Florida?
All public schools, hospitals, and assisted living institutions in Florida are required by law to have lightning protection systems in place for protection against the destructive forces of lightning. Your structure should as well.
Does Disney Park have a lightning protection system?
Lightning rods can be found on the roofs of practically every structure in Orlando’s theme parks. Many of the air terminals are skilfully concealed as part of the motif of the building.