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New Field Data on Lightning Protection Systems: What Engineers Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by TJ Gaines on Apr 18, 2017 8:32:00 AM

How effective is the Collection Volume Method (CVM) at intercepting lightning strikes? To answer this question, ERICO commissioned an unprecedented field-validation study.

The study underscores the importance of air terminal placement and validates the CVM’s claimed interception efficiency levels. The infographic below highlights key findings. To learn more, download the full whitepaper here.

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Key Statistics 

  • Enhanced air terminals with CVM placement offer 84% – 99% interception efficiency. (Click to tweet
  • The Rolling Sphere Method (RSM) does not account for structure height or geometry of objects on the structure. (Click to tweet
  • STUDY: The actual interception efficiency of CVM-placed air terminals differed only 0.20% from predicted efficiency. (Click to tweet

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Topics: Lightning Protection