Not really. Things like surge protectors, arrestors, & suppressors are all very important parts of a full system, however they cannot protect a building from a direct lightning hit. Lightning Suppressors, Arrestors, & other protection equipment are best used in conjunction with a quality lightning protection system (which may include air terminals, grounding & bonding) if you’re looking for 100% total lightning protection.
Most Surge protection systems only shields sensitive electronics inside a structure while lightning protection protects against external structural damage. Our Lightning protection also helps with destructive grounding surges. For 100% complete protection against lightning related damage, we suggest the installation of a lightning protection system AND a surge protection system.
In February 2016, we attended the ULPA/LPI Conference in West Palm Beach, FL. Three awards are presented at this conference, and CLP took home the Promethean award for our innovative online training tool we use to maintain our employees expertise.
Click here to learn more about the United Lightning Protection Association.
Click here to learn more about the Lightning Protection Institute.
The CLP team took on Greensboro’s Skywild, a rooftop adventure ropes course. It was a great team building experience, as the office team got to experience a little taste of the heights our field team deals with on a regular basis! We could all agree, these courses were a lot more fun than being out in the field, but in some ways they just as challenging. The best part was when one person completed a portion of a course, he or she would “coach” the other people and cheer them on as they made their way through it. Definitely worth a try if you’re ever in the Greensboro area and looking for something fun to do!
About CLPCommercial Lightning Protection, a UL listed installation company, designs and installs lightning protection and ground systems, with team members certified by UL University, the Lightning Protection Institute, and Construction Safety. CLP installations adhere to UL96a Master Label Standards for lightning protection. For more information, visit www.commerciallightning.com
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