It’s important to protect your electrical systems as much as possible, no matter how robust your energy system may be.
As with any other electrical device in the home or office, your personal computer relies on a constant stream of electricity to remain turned on. In the case of a laptop, this stream of power comes from the battery while a desktop will generate the power directly from an electrical outlet.
In order to ensure maximum efficiency and safety, your lightning conductor or your lightning protection system must be tested regularly. This annual testing is required under Irish law and no matter your business type or location, must have all lightning conductor equipment inspected and maintained.
Direct and indirect lightning strikes on a building can cause either a surge in electrical power. This power surge can have a detrimental effect on electrical equipment. Considerable damage will disrupt operational and critical services resulting in expensive repairs costs.
An effective surge protection system will prevent surges in electrical power from damaging your infrastructure or property in the event of a lightning strike.
Bolts of lightning are tremendous forces of energy. A single lightning strike can have anything between 100 million and 1 billion volts. If your building or property is hit by a lightning strike, it's easy to see how such a force of energy could cause serious damage.