WHAT WE DO?

Lightning Protection EPC (LPEPC) provide services and equipment to assist you in planning, designing, specifying and if required installing your earthing, bonding, surge & lightning protection system. We are here to help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIT FOR PURPOSE

 

Our "engineering and design" philosophy ensures that the right type of equipment is specified. Thus reducing costly overspend on incorrectly specified equipment. ON-SITE or SIMULATION TESTING forms the basis of application matching  

Example: If a client wanted to ensure that the resistance to earth of a functional earth electrode was 10 ohms or less, it is not a case of "one electrode fits all purposes". Among many other variables, the type of soil, soil resistance and seasonal conditions etc.  determines the type and amount of electrodes required to achieve a 10ohms or less resistance to earth in all conditions. Incorrect specification could mean a higher resistance to earth  resulting in lightning finding another path to earth that could result in injury to personnel, damage to plant and or equipment.

 "One solution does not fit all purposes" To discuss your application please contact: lightning@lightningprotectionepc.com

Consultation - How can we help?

Lets talk about your project, application or issue

Site Audit, Survey/Report

Let's investigate the issue

Recommendations

Application Matching, Specification, Design, Compliance/Standards/Codes 

Procurement/Installation

Supply of equipment and Installer

if required

EARTHING &

BONDING

 

Most people are unaware of the role the earth network

plays in relation to safely conducting lightning to earth. The

earth network on your site is critical in ensuring that a lightning

protection system functions as designed. Before you specify or design a lightning

protection system, have your earth network tested or if it is a new site, have an expert

evaluate the site for an appropriate earth network.

Functional earths are required for static electricity and

lightning protection systems. FUNCTIONAL EARTHS ARE

DIFFERENT TO YOUR NORMAL ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EARTH.

CHECK YOUR EARTH NETWORK!

AS/NZS 3000: Section 5.8 - "The earthing arrangements of the

following systems should be independent.....  Static Electricity

and Lightning Protection Systems"

 

AS/NZS 1020 - requires that your earth electrode achieve less than 10 ohms resistance to earth.

Incorrect bonding practices accounts for 70% of all lightning protection system failure. The difference between whether you have a bond between two objects is often dependant on what welds you have  chosen to use. Mechanical type clamps are not always suitable for use when joining earth networks or down conductors in an industrial application. CAD Welds should be used in this instance. 

INCORRECT BONDS or JOINS ARE DANGEROUS. CONDUCT A SITE SURVEY! 

Welcome to  

STATIC ELECTRICITY CONTROL SEC

SURGE &

LIGHTNING

PROTECTION

 

The earth network on your site is critical in ensuring that  lightning

protection systems function as designed. Before you specify or design a lightning protection system,

have your earth network tested or if it is a new site, have an expert evaluate the site for an appropriate

earth network.  CHECK YOU EARTH NETWORK!

AS/NZS 3000: Section 5.8 - "The earthing arrangements of the

following systems should be independent...  Static Electricity

and Lightning Protection Systems"

Lightning Protection Systems are only as good as the risk assessment, site survey, site audit,

soil resistivity and earth resistance tests conducted. It is not only important to accurately assess risk, conduct an audit or site survey including the measurement of soil resistivity & earth resistance to ensure that a proposed lightning protection system will function as per requirements as set out in the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1768, it is also critical in providing the correct data for the lightning protection design team. For example this data is the foundation from which the design team will calculate the amount of electrodes required within an earth network and the location and depth to which the electrode will be driven. These calculations may determine whether a traditional electrode earth network will be utilised or whether due to high soil resistivity values or potential interference/electrical noise an electrolytic earth system is required. 

 

SITE SURVEY OR SITE AUDITS & TESTS ARE CRITICAL IN DESIGNING THE APPROPRIATE SURGE & LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM!