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We specialize nationwide in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of lightning conductors for the protection of thatched roofs according to SABS Standards 0313:1999 and the Code of Practice: SABS IEC 1024. SABS certificates are issued upon installation or maintenance of the lightning protection systems for structural insurance purposes.
The installation of masts (poles) to protect thatched roofs is use to reduce inherent dangers of the risks due to lightning flashes. The ageing of the thatch is often covered with loose fibres (e.g. grass) which are easily ignitable! In the event of possible damp thatches, flammable gasses can also be involved. The presence of metals in or on the thatch, reinforced concrete structures, could give rise to sparking inside the thatch, with a resulting fire risk.
Our SABS tested lightning protection systems (LPS) are used to protect a space against the effects of lightning. It consists of both external (structural protection) and internal (electrical equipment) lightning protection systems. An air termination system that consists of one or more masts that cover the structure or area to be protected with the appropriate shielding angle and that will successfully intercept lightning strokes.
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