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Lightning Protection Engineering
VFC Lightning Protection Engineering Services

VFC Lightning Protection Engineering Services

We bring years of real-world experience and a scientific engineering process to design Lightning Protection systems. With over 6000 Lightning Protection designs completed, our team provides unmatched expertise in all aspects of lightning protection for your site and facility. We have provided customized site and facility Lightning Protection designs for virtually all industry leaders. This services can include:

  • Design
  • Design specification & review
  • Facility risk assessments
  • Existing facility surveys
  • Specification development
  • Certifications

Grounding Engineering Services

Grounding Engineering Services

Engineered design is not a luxury, it’s essential for Total Site and Facility Protection. When designing your facilities protection system, the Grounding system is the most important “foundation” of the system. Without this foundation, the Lightning Protection, Surge Suppression and Lightning Warning systems cannot function properly to protect your facility. The grounding system is buried under the ground and is invisible for inspection and maintenance. This service can include:

  • Site-specific grounding designs
  • Ground potential rise studies
  • Potential equalization designs
  • Ground system testing
  • Specification development
  • Soil resistivity testing

Surge Suppression Engineering
Surge Suppression Engineering

Surge Suppression Engineering

Large single surge events, such as lightning, can reach hundreds of thousands of volts and cause immediate or intermittent equipment failure. Lightning and utility power anomalies only account for 20% of transient surges, while the other 80% are produced internally in a facility. Our surge protective devices and designs protect against these transient surge conditions and are a key component of Total Site and Facility Protection. This service can include:

  • Design
  • Design specification & review
  • Facility risk assessments
  • Existing facility surveys
  • Specification development

Lightning Warning Engineering

Lightning Warning Engineering

There are 50 cloud-to-ground discharges per second globally. One of the most potentially catastrophic consequences of these discharges is the loss of human life. Additionally, these discharges affect over 30% of US businesses causing over $10 billion in damages. A proper preventive Lightning Warning System can avoid these catastrophic incidents. Having site-specific information about the risk of thunderstorms allows the user to take preventive measures in advance to protect today’s modern operations. This service can include:

  • Design
  • Design specification & review
  • Facility risk assessments
  • Existing facility surveys
  • Specification development

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