Earthing and Lightning Protection Specialists
Advanced Lightning Protection
Products and Services We specialise in... • Design, supply and installation of external lightning protection and earthing systems, complying with the relevant codes of practice and specifications. • Soil resistivity surveys and earth testing. • Lightning and surge / overvoltage protection – all types of systems. • Specialised earthing systems. • Maintenance of existing protection systems. • Advanced Lightning Protection offers an annual inspection or audit of the earthing and lightning protection systems. These inspections include testing of systems with calibrated test equipment and a visual inspection. A report of our findings and recommendations or repairs (if required) is submitted together with a certificate of compliance, where applicable. • Inspection & testing for insurance purposes. • Risk Analysis in accordance with SANS 62305 (2007). Installations Our company will advise the client on the correct installation for their requirements, for lightning protection & earthing, in accordance with the relevant local and international standards. Each installation is designed specifically to the unique requirement of the structure, such as hazardous areas, electronic process control, local lightning conditions, corrosiveness of ground etc, as well as aesthetics. Our company has fully equipped installation teams, who comply with relevant codes of practice and our strict quality control. Our quality control has been developed to ensure that the protection systems as designed are installed accordingly and are fully operative at handover. All materials are manufactured to the relevant codes of practice. Advanced Lightning Protection recommends that all earthing systems be inspected or audited annually to ensure that the system is 100%. We design supply and install protection systems for all industries such as mining, oil and gas; industrial plants; offices; education; telecommunication; utilities and shopping centers. Testing The design, supply and installation of a lightning protection system includes a range of tests. A soil resistivity survey is conducted prior to design to determine the soil resistivity of the site. The installation will be designed according to the results obtained. Once the installation is complete the earth resistance is tested. The resistance and layout of the earthing system determines the efficiency of the protection system installed. Continuity tests must be conducted throughout the installation. There must be continuity between the different earthing systems and the lightning protection system. This results in the creation of an equipotential earth.