Lightning Protection for Bridges by Lightning Master
When it comes to structures that need lightning protection, bridges don’t exactly make it to the top of the list. However, the truth is, bridges, regardless of the type, are just as vulnerable to lightning strikes as anything else. Bridges come in different sizes, makes and uses.
The first thing you are likely to think of when bridges are mentioned is the traditional concrete bridge on which automobiles use. However, bridges can also be made mostly of steel and can be designed to be used only for pedestrians and cyclists. Whichever type it is, you cannot afford to take lightning protection for bridges lightly. At Lightning Master Corporation, we understand this and have developed complete lightning protection systems for bridges.
How Does Lightning Master Provide Lightning Protection for Bridges?
Bridges are arguably some of the most vulnerable structures as far as lightning strikes are concerned. With their large footprint and heavy use of metal parts, it is not a question of if lightning will strike, but when. After studying lightning and its properties for over three decades, Lightning Master has come with many ways to prevent and minimize lightning strikes and damage. Our products and services are certified by industry watchdogs such as the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The first step towards achieving proper lightning protection is to assess the area. Our engineers will look at the structure itself and the ground surrounding it.
After all this information is gathered, the engineers at Lightning Master will decide what the best approach is to give lightning protection to the structure. In other words, Lightning Master is not only about attaching a few lightning rods. It is about giving a complete and comprehensive lightning protection plan. This includes secondary damage that can happen to people or equipment who are located far away from the strike.
Lightning Protection for Bridges is Not only About Bridges
The fact is, to be fully protected from lightning strikes, you need a variety of systems in place. Lightning Master understands this well. We also understand that lightning protection is not only about preventing personnel injury and structural damage but equipment damage as well. If you would like to learn more about lightning protection for bridges, please contact us at (727) 447-6800 for more details. Our employees are waiting to answer any questions you may have and will guide you to the first step for proper lightning protection.