Lightning Strike Counterfor analyzing fatal lightning strikes

Posted by jmv001 on March 4th, 2019

Imagining a lightning strike, you would definitely find a dark stormy cloud with flash of lighting along with thunder sound. Did you know that the lightning falls on the ground or any of the conductors on the ground. Lightning meets a building, tree or which ever object is the tallest as it always tends to take the shortest path to the ground. The lightning strikes enter into the facilities via transmission lines or cables, they indeed are very powerful.


Direct and indirect lightning strikes are equally dangerous and damage causing. They differ only in the way they encroach or make its way into the ground. Until and unless you have a lighting protection system installed on your facility, you are targeted and can be encountered by this high bolt of energy. Both the direct and indirect flashes can incredibly damage structures and appliances and have enough power to even kill.

This dangerous weather events are caused due to the build up of negative charges in the sky that gets attracted to the primitively positive earth surface. This electrical charge caused by storm clouds and the groundlooks for the shortest path that makes its way to the ground. You should be aware that any object on the earth can play the role of a good conductor through which this high energy flows which includes- human being, trees, buildings, overhead cables, etc. These powerful voltage and frequency can lead to irreparable person and property damages and it generally targets the tallest structure of all available in the area.Here is the situation where a lightning protection system is mandate to be installed. A lightning risk assessment is done on a location where the protection system is to be installed. On doing the risk assessment, you might get an average idea on the frequency of the number of lightning hitting your place.


The Lighting strike counter 6-digit digital display device for the detection and gives you a good estimate of the number of lightning strikes hitting on the protected area. It is a complementary part in your lightning protection system that can automatically record each lightning strikes passing through an arrester and analyzes it using typical surge current parameters.


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