Lightning Protection: North Dakota
Lightning protection in North Dakota is in wide use today. As the rest of the economy of the state booms with the discovery of oil, so is lightning protection. More and more companies are choosing to retrofit their storage tanks, rigs, and other structures with lightning protection in the attempt to avoid serious fires.
There is an average of 3,188,018 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually in North Dakota. The best way to avoid personal loss or injury is to install lightning protection on your home, barn and business. It is also important to watch the skies and forecast, and plan around them. Seek shelter in a substantial building or hard top vehicle and always remember to wait 30 minutes till the last clash of thunder to return outdoors.
KLP, Kuefler Lightning Protection, is a distributor of lightning protection systems and grounding equipment, offering a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet the lightning protection standards of UL96A, NFPA-780 and LPI-175, etc. We offer Direct Sales. 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.
Trees can often be destroyed by lightning strikes. When lightning hits a tree, it usually travels just below the tree’s bark where there is a layer of sap and water. This layer becomes instantly heated and expands causing the bark to be blasted off the tree and sometimes splitting the wood.