Storm Copper Offers Lightning Protection Guidebook at Cost

November 23, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Storm Copper, parent company to the electrical grounding online store, is always searching for ways to extend the benefits of lightning protection to its customers. So when a unique lightning protection booklet came to the attention of co-owner, Bob Granger, he decided the content needed to be available to all Storm customers at cost.

The booklet, The Standards of Practice for the Design, Installation and Inspection of Lightning Protection Systems was painstakingly compiled by the Lightning Protection Institute, a non-profit organization steeped in professional training and quality assurance. "The book contains information that can help people in understanding the value of lightning protection products and proper installation, so we want to get it into as many hands as possible," Granger said.

The book's research was conducted by the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), with findings that indicate how well-designed and professionally installed electrical grounding systems can shield buildings, trees, electronic equipment, and then reduce personal injury from lightning. The information in this booklet also reflects an appreciation of lightning protection products, installation, and use derived from consultation with manufacturers, users, inspection authorities, and others having specialized experience.

Published by the LPI, the booklet had been available online for as high as $49.00, Storm now offers the book for $12.99. Copies are available at Storm's online electrical grounding store.

Much of the book's content has multiple uses for homeowners involved in household lightning protection, not only as a do-it-yourself guide but as a planner that could lead to creating a more effective electrical grounding design. The booklet would also help a homeowner in hiring a certified installer or electrical contractor.

LPI adopted the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes in the booklet, including the NFPA 780 Standards, content of considerable value to lightning protection installers, electrical journeymen and contractors. Contents include System Certification, Inspection and Maintenance, Main and Down-lead Conductors, Electrical Grounding, Interconnection (Bonding), and contents go on to cover specific types of installations.

Storm Grounding is a division of Storm Copper Components, Co., which specializes in the manufacture of custom electronic components for the wireless, telecommunications, power and alternative energy markets, serving OEM's, electrical contractors and system installers for almost 20 years.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Bob Granger, please call Dave Krikorian at 423-506-4178 or email