Lightning Protection: Saskatchewan
Encompassing 651,900 km or 251,700 square miles, Saskatchewan is the 7th largest Provence in Canada. It also sees quite a bit of lightning. On June 26, 2012, Saskatchewan had 182,470 lightning flashes! That was just in one day! Lightning seems to be most active in the June-August months.
Having a lightning protection system installed on your structure by a certified installer allows the owners and occupants ease of mind when it comes to lightning strikes and damage caused by lightning. Lightning protection systems neither attract or repel lightning strikes. They simply give lightning the most direct and least resistant path to ground.
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.
The $78 million Atlas-Centaur 67 rocket, launched in poor weather conditions in March 1987, was struck by a lightning bolt 49 seconds after launch, causing its controls to fail and the rocket to start falling apart. The rocket’s debris landed in the ocean and near the shore, where it burned holes. Luckily, it wasn’t a manned vessel, so the disaster resulted in zero casualties.