Fabric Structures Equipped with Lightning Protection

Lighting ProtectionAs added protection against inclement weather, Big Top can install a lightning protection system on your fabric structure. All of our shelters are built to withstand the effects of storms and other turbulent weather, and we can engineer a shelter capable of handling heavy wind and snow loads. By adding lightning protection, you can further protect your building, materials, equipment, and staff from the elements.

Fabric Shelters as Muster Stations

One of the key benefits of adding lightning protection is that your building can then be used as a well-lit muster station to shelter your staff from volatile weather. If you use your structure as a lunchroom or safety meeting facility, lightning protection is a great add-on to include in your design to keep your employees and equipment safe.

A Solution Designed for Your Business

Big Top is known in the industry for our flexibility in design. Other fabric shelter providers may only have a few designs for you to choose from, but we will design and build a structure that meets the needs of your business to a tee. We have many other accessories available in addition to lightning protection, such as seating and lunch tables, doors, and HVAC systems.

Big Top’s Lighting Protection Kit

We believe in keeping things as simple as possible while achieving the highest level of success. Our fabric shelters, for example, while extremely sturdy and functional, are quick to assemble, disassemble and relatively simple to relocate.

The same goes for our lightning protection kit. Its components are basic but highly effective in protecting against lightning. The kit consists of the following items:

  • One lightning rod and a diffuser unitLightning Protection
  • One mounting bracket to support the system
  • 90 feet of aluminum cable
  • 40 feet of copper grounding cable
  • Three each of ½” x 8’ – 0” Copper bond ground rod
  • Fastening hardware
  • UL96-Certified System (Optional)

If you’d like to learn more about having lighting protection added to your fabric structure, contact Big Top today and we’d be happy to discuss your options with you.

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