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Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Alaska

At over 660,000 square miles Alaska is the biggest state in the United States and the least population density in the United States. Being home to six military installations (three US Army and three USAF) and five Coast Guard installations, lightning rods and lightning protection systems are becoming more and more common in Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management placed lightning sensors in Alaska and they have located 26,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in Alaska per year! The BLM also estimates that 97% of acreage lost to wildfires in Alaska is due to lightning strikes. Most cloud to ground lightning strikes in Alaska are in the White Mountains north of Fairbanks.

Oil production has a major role in the Alaskan Economy. Just like the rest of the United States, oil production is a dangerous job with flammable gasses. To protect structures, revenues and people many companies are installing lightning rods and lightning protection systems on their property to save life and property against lightning.

KLP offers a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet or exceed the criteria set forth by UL96A, NFPA 780 and LPI-175. Give us a call today at 800-370-5886 to see how we can assist you in the design, installation, maintenance and inspection of your system.

Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms