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LPI Technical Bulletin: Lightning Protection Systems and Bonding

A download copy of this Technical Bulletin is available here. 

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If more lightning is on the horizon, is it time to expand our field of knowledge about preparedness and lightning protection?

…Lightning is fascinating but it’s also destructive and deadly. Scientists tell us that the earth experiences about 25 million lightning strikes per year. But what if that number of strikes were to significantly increase, or even double in the near future? Where will that leave vulnerable infrastructure in terms of expensive power losses, unscheduled down time and lost productivity due to increased surge incidents, or worse yet, full-scale fire losses due to lightning?

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Build & Protect Newsletter, Fall 2018 Edition

Download the October 2018 edition of Build & Protect here. 

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Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of FIRE?

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018

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Lightning, fires and apartments: Who’s counting the strikes and calling the shots?

…According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 95,000 apartment structure fires occurred in the U.S. in 2016.  How many of these fires were sparked by lightning is unclear, but a quick Google search of the words “lightning, fires and apartments” reveals news accounts of dozens of lightning-sparked property losses throughout the country–and that’s just this summer.

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Building Safety Month Is Right Time To Assess Lightning’s Dangers

Lightning Protection Systems are best way to ground dangerous electricity…
MARYVILLE, Mo., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lightning poses a threat to life and property, with structural fires regularly caused due to either a direct strike or because lightning’s electricity has surged through a structure’s wiring, according to the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI).

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