Protecting your equipment and personnel against lightning is a must for facilities with chimneys or smokestacks. A lightning protection system should be installed to shield and divert lightning strikes which can cause complete or partial loss of a building and its contents due to fire or structural damage. A lightning strike can cause structural and electrical damage, which can result in plant shut-downs and lose of production. A single lightning strike can pack up to 1,000,000 volts of electricity. Lightning has been known to tear off roofs of buildings, rupture concrete and brick walls or structures, and ignite fires which could lead to property loss.
McLean Chimney Co Ltd will install lightning protection on either existing structures, chimneys or any new construction.
An improperly installed lightning protection system can be more dangerous than no lightning protection at all. It is best to speak with our trained professionals who have access and knowledge of codes & regulations according to the Lightning Rod Act of Canada.