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Lightning Protection

Telecom Equipment Near Electrical Transformers: 6 Scenarios That Require Extra Care

This following is part of our telecom lightning protection series, which is based on our whitepaper “Earth Potential Rise in Public Spaces Near Telecommunications Facilities,” that was published…

The Difference Between Lightning Protection and Surge Protection

Lightning is known to be the most significant source of surges—bolts have been recorded to have a million to a billion volts and between 10,000 to 200,000 amps….

How Machine Learning Is Being Applied to Smart Power Outlets [Plus More From the Electrical Engineering Industry]

Electrical engineering and components of the industry’s technology are getting smarter everyday, but implementation and installation of that technology is still up to those in the field. In…

How nVent ERICO Parts Protect Architect Frank Gehry’s Unique 320,000 Brick Building From Lightning Strikes

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated to be more comprehensive. Famed architect Frank Gehry is known worldwide for his unique, contemporary style across a…

The Science of a Lightning Strike and How to Safeguard Your Facility with a Lightning Protection System

Lightning is a random, yet devastating phenomena. Across the U.S., a lightning strikes on average 25 million times per year and occurs at a rate of 100 flashes…

Why a Proper Grounding System Is the Key to Effective Lightning Protection

Lightning currents inherently want to ground—whether the proper systems are in place or not. A lightning strike, which is intercepted by an air terminal, must have its current…

The Six Point Plan to Achieving Telecom Facility Lightning Protection

Lightning is a constant risk. A single direct strike can result in physical damage to buildings and cause catastrophic failure of sensitive electronic equipment. Lightning causes 22,600 fires…

A Beginner’s Guide to Lightning Risks and Protection Methods

Scientists and scholars alike have had a longstanding fascination with lightning. Of course, the most famous student of this natural phenomenon, Benjamin Franklin, was also one of the…

Fires Caused By Lightning: How to Protect Your Facility

From 2007 to 2011, it’s estimated that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 22,600 fires started by lightning per year. While humans cause more fires than…

How Lightning is Generated and Ways to Protect Your Facility From Risks

Lightning is one of the most deadly natural phenomena with bolt temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun. As electrical engineers know, lightning can increase personnel injury,…