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An Economic Case for Facility Lightning Protection Systems in 2020

August 31, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

  An economic case for facility lightning protection systems in 2020. Lightning strikes the earth 100 times every second— that’s more than 8 million times a day. In the United States al...

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Lightning Protection Codes, Standards, and Regulations

July 15, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

One of the most significant dangers to buildings and construction sites is lightning. The sheer power and voltage behind a lightning strike can cause extreme fires, electrocution, and extensive damage...

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Lightning Protection System Inspection and Maintenance

July 9, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

Your lightning protection design engineer has taken special precautions to provide corrosion protection, along with sizing the components according to their specific exposure to potential lightning da...

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Lightning Risk Assessments: What You Need to Know

July 1, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

Though the National Electrical Code (NEC) and most local building codes do not require lightning protection, property owners and facility managers would benefit from installing lightning protection. B...

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Facility Lightning Protection – Structures vs. Systems

June 17, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

The risk of lightning damage and disruption to US industry and property is continually rising. Costs of lightning related damage are currently estimated at $8 billion to $10 billion annually (1), and ...

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Causes and Mitigation of Corrosion on Buried Copper

June 17, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

Everyone, at sometime in their life has probably found an old penny on the ground and picked it up. Unless you are lucky enough to find a 1943 penny, it was made of between 88% and 95% copper. When th...

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Early Streamer Emission Air Terminal (ESEAT) Systems Fact vs Fiction

June 9, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

The cost of Lightning 1. Risk of Lightning Damage and disruption grows each year, costs growing at 20% per/yr, costs at $8 to $10 billion annually. 2. Application of a comprehensive Facility L...

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How Grounding System Testing Works

June 9, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

The grounding system in a typical home consists of the equipment grounding conductors and grounding electrode that are connected to a common bonding point with the neutral from the incoming power, the...

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What is Soil Resistivity Testing?

June 3, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

The ability of a grounding system to conduct a fault current into the soil is directly dependent on the resistivity of the soil. Knowing the soil resistivity is the first and most important step in an...

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How Grounding Electrodes Work?

June 3, 2020 | VFC LP Staff

Grounding electrodes are an important part of any grounding system. They are the method in which the system uses to dissipate fault current into the earth.   How Electrodes Assist Grounding S...

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