The fury of a lightning strike is capable of massive destruction and causes billions of dollars in damages, lost revenues, human injury and loss around the world each year.
While annual losses in North America are high, it pales in comparison to other areas of the world where the most severe episodes of lightning strikes occur (as indicated on the above map in red and black). The Earth’s most intense lightning storms develop in equatorial regions including Central Africa, Southeast Asia and the South American area that contains Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil. These regions fall within what is called the “Inter-tropical Convergence Zone” where winds originating in the northern and southern hemispheres collide, often causing a band of thunder and lightning storms.
One of the most intense storms ever recorded produced 1,400 lightning flashes per minute across the entire nation of Paraguay.
With such a high rate of damage, businesses should become more proactive in detecting and neutralizing electrical storms?
National defense, utilities, power generation facilities, industrial plants, financial institutions, airports, communication facilities, and oil and gas operations around the world and specifically in equatorial regions are turning to Brightex for reliable lightning protection technologies. Contact Brightex today for more information on how our effective CPLR lightning protection system can safeguard your valuable investments, infrastructure, and personnel.