Did you know that you can protect buildings, people, and electrical equipment from lightning?
Lightning strikes can cause fires, explosions, chemical releases, or mechanical disruption within or around a building. To avoid these risks, an external lightning protection system is installed to conduct the lightning strikes safely to earth.
By the end of this e-lesson, you will be able to:
- State at least three main hazards to a building caused by lightning
- List the main elements of a lightning protection system
- Explain the function of a lightning protection system
- Describe the steps of building a lightning protection system