How much downtime can you afford?
A pioneer in the facility protection industry for over thirty years, Lyncole XIT® Grounding has the largest staff of full-time Grounding, Lightning Protection, Surge Suppression and Lightning Warning engineers in the industry that we helped create! Lyncole was the original patent holder on the Electrolytic Grounding System that has become a protection standard in the industry. Using our decades of experience, we engineer solutions for your site-specific Grounding, Lightning Protection, Surge Suppression, and Lightning Warning Protection needs. Do what over 20,000 businesses in over ninety countries have done and that is to contact the engineering experts in Total Site & Facility Protection today!
Lightning Protection for Systems
Every year there are 15-20 million lightning strikes affecting 30% of U.S. businesses and causing over $10 billion in damage. The average building is hit with 20,000 amps of electricity from lightning strikes every 5-20 years.
Our purpose is to provide total site and facility lightning protection. We accomplish this by designing site-specific lightning protection, grounding solutions, surge suppression, and lightning warning systems. These systems provide solutions to protect your operations and infrastructures while offering a piece of mind; never worry about downtime again!
We employ the largest staff of full time Grounding Solutions engineers in the industry that we helped create! Learn more about the engineering services we offer and the experts that bring solutions to life.
We hold the original patent of the XIT Electrolytic Ground Rod that has become a protection standard in our industry. Learn more about all the grounding solutions we provide and the products we offer.
We provide our customers with complete turnkey system implementation. Implementations are designed by Lightning Protection Institute certified master designers/installers who work hard to bring you the best solutions.
We service facilities around the world and in most industries. From energy, commercial, health care, data to government and military facilities we have solutions for them all. We have engineers staff around the country to respond to our client's needs.
In 1985 Betty Robertson, E.E., founded Lyncole XIT® Grounding. Prior to starting her own company, Betty worked as an engineer for Continental Telephone, which she credits as one of the leaders in developing site protection and grounding protection for telephony equipment and contributing to the creation of industry standards. She then joined Hughes Aircraft in Torrance, California. At the time, Hughes was using a new invention called the XIT as their standard for grounding systems. The XIT product was designed to supply its own moisture for adding to the electrical conductivity for grounding purposes, the XIT system provided a unique, low resistance, long life grounding system. When the XIT patent became available Betty seized the opportunity. She put both of her degrees, one in business and one in engineering to work and started Lyncole, buying the rights to the XIT System and by establishing the only full-time staff of experienced grounding engineers in the industry.
In 2008, Lyncole became a division of VFC Lightning Protection. Together Lyncole and VFC are the industry’s innovative leaders with the most experienced staff in the industry with over 100 years of combined experience. Additionally, Lyncole has taken its experience and created education services that are unmatched in the industry, providing public and private courses where attendees can get real world and up-to-date experience combined with hands-on demonstrations. Our foundation was built on the belief that every company, nationwide, from ground to roof, including personnel and equipment, demand the best lightning protection systems, fault currents, and transient noise. Our expertise makes the axiom of “doing it right the first time” a reality with a significant cost-saving benefit.