Lightning Protection System Materials
We use the following materials for lightning protection systems.
Copper conductors: 1/2″ diameter braided cable consisting of 32 strands of 17 gauge copper wire.
Aluminum conductors: 5/8″ diameter braided cable consisting of 26 strands of 14 gauge aluminum wire.
All Materials Meet or Exceed UL 96/96A NFPA 780 LPI 175/177 Requirements
Air Terminal Rods
Copper sizes range from 3/8″ x 10″ to 1/2″ x 24″
Aluminum sizes range from 1/2″ x 10″ to 1/2″ x 24″
Rods over 24″ are available to order with a required brace.
10 foot x 1/2″ copper ground rod
The above are installed on electric service panels. This prevents high voltage from entering a property/structure from the incoming wires. The arrestor is the filter that defray incoming voltage, that will prevent a lightning-induced electrical fire or an explosion.
Surge suppressors are installed for the appliance, electronic equipment, computer and electrical outlets. This provides point-of-entry surge suppression from lightning induced power surges.
Structures like data centers contain sensitive electronic equipment. For this they require individual surge suppressors. Although surge suppressors are not a required component of UL approved lightning protection system, we can implement them with the lightning protection system when required.