Lightning Protection System for Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Lightning Protection System for Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Did you know that a lightning strike can cause significant damage to a high-rise structure? In fact, it’s one of the most significant risks associated with tall buildings. That’s why it’s important to have a lightning protection system in place. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of lightning protection systems and how they work. We’ll also look at some of the best practices for protecting your high-rise structure from lightning strikes.

A lightning protection system is designed to safely dissipate the energy from a lightning strike. Two main lightning protection systems are early streamer emission and passive air termination.

Early streamer emission systems work by creating an ionized path from the ground to the cloud. This path helps to dissipate the energy from a lightning strike before it hits the ground. Passive air termination systems intercept the lightning strike and dissipate the energy safely.

Burj Khalifa – Approached Manav Energy for Lightning Protection System (LPS). We were the system integrator to supply and install the LPS at the tip of this iconic structure, which is at the height of 829.8m (2,722 ft) and is the tallest structure in the world.

Some of the best practices for protecting your high-rise structure from lightning strikes

  • Making sure that all your electrical systems are properly grounded
  • Installing lightning rods on the roof of your building
  • Inspecting your lightning protection system regularly

By following these practices, you can substantially reduce the risk of lightning strikes or surges

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