Elektro Weimar informs its customers from the area of Reutlingen, thunderstorms and lightning, of course have to present once more season in Germany, because the summer has come. Jon Richardson might disagree with that approach. Our early ancestors feared and admired her tremendous power, and assign them an unearthly quality. Modern science prepare an end such mystical views and made it possible to develop effective protection measures that can protect life and property from this elemental force. Elektro Weimar Reutlingen experts explain the basics of protecting buildings against lightning damage. Natural lightning damage Earthbound objects are huge electric discharges due to a voltage differential between Earth and clouds. The so-called potential gradient must be several 10 million volts for the emergence of an Earth Flash. It is the Flash discharge within a few fractions of a second.
The Earth Flash achieved during his discharge a current between 20,000 and 300,000 amps and temperatures of about 30,000 C. Given the extreme energy discharge it unsurprising that in Germany alone every year millions of euros in damage caused by lightning is. Personal injury are relatively rare, but also demand three to seven deaths per year. An effective lightning protection of buildings avoiding such dangers. To protect a building from lightning damage, contemporary protection solutions are still on the principle of the first lightning conductor invented Benjamin Franklin in 1752. Here, a grounded electrical conductor is attached to an exposed place, such as the roof, which has a high electrical conductivity.
Here a lightning strikes, the current can be directed harmlessly through the head on the outside of a house in the Earth. Without derivation the Flash, however, would find a way through the House into the ground. This he would work a way through the best managers, usually produced by electricity and telephone lines. The extreme current strengths and electromagnetic fields of lightning would seriously endanger all electrical equipment in the building. The large build-up of heat could also inflame the most materials, and fires. The principle of the lightning conductor is fundamental in the external lightning protection. To prevent damage, a drainage system is installed. It has several safety bars and a network of collection pipes, which is installed on the roof. The external lightning protection achieved his best performance when he is firmly scheduled in the architectural development of the building. This allows to position the individual elements from the outset and to give them a sufficient safety distance from all other electrically conductive systems (electricity, telephone, water, etc.) of the building. The lightning protection of a building is completed by an internal protection system. His task is to avoid, if the outer lightning protection rather than Faraday damage by overvoltages Cage appears. In internal lightning protection passive conductive elements such as water pipes are connected to the electric equipotential bonding of the building. For active elements such as electricity and telephone lines with an own derivation device is connected. Most modern computer systems are sensitive to surges and strong electromagnetic pulses. You should therefore necessarily professionally are secured. The combination of external and internal lightning protection systems ensures the material existence and health against a destructive force of nature. It is essential to plan this protection by experienced professionals and install. For this reason Elektro Weimar experts are with advice and assistance in all matters of the lightning protection for buildings and outdoor spaces available.