Earthing & Lightining Protections

Lightning a real threat

Lightning is an electrical discharge caused by imbalances between storm clouds and the ground, or within the clouds themselves. Lightning is extremely hot—a flash can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun’s surface.About 2,000 people are killed worldwide by lightning each year.

A magnetic field is generated by this excessive electric current, and a surge voltage is induced in cables and electronic equipment by electromagnetic induction. Also, an induced voltage is generated in equipment near the grounding cables and in buried electric lines by the surge current that flows into the earth.

Technical solutions

Advise, support and design

1. Lightning protection solutions
– Team of experienced engineers to meet client specifications
– Risk assessment complying to latest standards
2. Soil resistivity surveys
– Experienced surveyors & creating effective earthing system
– Multiple readings taken to ensure safe and accurate designs
3. Earthing design
– Detailed design to meet the desired resistance to earth value in line with the standar to ensure the safety of personnel and the protection of equipment
4. Testing & Certification
– Verification of earthing design through measurement
– Experienced team of engineers with full understanding of electrode testing

ETS has deep understanding of lighting and provides effective solutions to protect your electronics, infrastructure and yourself from being electrocuted. We represent companies which our renowned for earthing material such as furse, which is widely used now and is the World-leading solution to earthing & lightning protection. Our Products can cover a wide range of industry sectors:

Total Solution approach

1. Structural lightning protection
From air termination systems including air rods and strike plates to capture lightning strikes, through to our comprehensive range of down conductors and lightning protection components which channel lightning energy safely to earth termination network.

2. Electronic systems protection
Extensive range of equipotential bonding and transient overvoltage Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) providing fully coordinated protection against transient overvoltages.

3. Earthing
The combination of our earth electrodes, clamps, conductors and equipotential bonding bars which provide lightning and transient overvoltage energy with an effective, low resistance route from lightning protection system to earth.

4. Design and technical support
Our Technical design teams ensure all designs for lightning protection, earthing and transient overvoltage protection meet relevant National and International standards, whilst our sales engineers provide key updates on lightning protection matters.