Lightning Protection Design and Installation

Lightining ProtectionIn Australia, lightning is one of the most dangerous and frequently encountered weather hazards. And whilst it’s certainly fascinating to watch, lightning can be extremely underrated – resulting in over one hundred severe injuries to people every year.

It’s estimated that 2,000 thunderstorms occur globally at any one time each year, producing up to 100 lightning strikes per second. During these thunderstorms every flash of ‘cloud to ground’ lightning is potentially lethal carrying up to 100,000 volts or more. Even up to 80 kilometres from the point of impact it can spark significant damage. Contrary to popular belief, lightning doesn’t always strike tall objects – it can strike anywhere and repeatedly.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, lightning strikes can cost more than $1 billion in insured losses from damage to expensive electronic equipment and structural fires with the potential to destroy entire homes and commercial properties.

You can’t stop lightning – but you can prevent its destructive effects. West Australian Power Protection (WAPP) is able to offer a complete solution for lightning protection systems design and installation complying with AS/NZS1768.

Turnkey Solution for Lightning Protection Installation

WAPP are able to offer a complete solution for lightning protection systems. Simply supply us with the electrical specifications and relevant architectural drawings of any facility. WAPP are supported by ERICO’s engineering design team utilising their proprietary computing software to produce lightning protection design drawings and bill of materials required. Backed by our own experienced team for installation, testing and commissioning; we are capable of offering a turnkey solution to any residential or commercial property.

  • Risk Assessments: WAPP are able to determine if a lightning protection system is required for your property by offering a full risk assessment to meet with the relevant standards. We can also do earth resistance and soil resistivity testing if required.
  • Design and Project Estimating: Simply supply us with the electrical specifications and relevant architectural drawings of any facility for a full estimate. WAPP is supported by ERICO’s engineering design team utilising their proprietary computing software (System 2000-Conventional and/or System 3000-Dynaspheres) to produce lightning protection design drawings and bill of materials required. We are able to offer customised solutions to each project in the most timely, accurate and cost effective manner.
  • Supply: West Australian Power Protection (WAPP) is the official ERICO Lightning Technologies Pty Ltd sole distributor in Perth, Western Australia for their Rail Division and distributor for their ERITECH Earthing Products, Surge and Lightning Protection Products. See our products page for more information.
  • Install, Testing and Commissioning: ERICO-trained site services team are available 24/7 to install System 2000 or System 3000 Lightning Protection systems at your property.

Please free to contact us at wapp1@wapp.com.au or (08) 9451 2199 for more information.