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Lightning Safety & Protection

Wind Turbine Vulnerability: The Crucial Need for Effective Lightning Protection 

July 10, 2024
Wind Turbine Vulnerability: The Crucial Need for Effective Lightning Protection Wind turbine farms, with their towering structures and vast networks, are particularly vulnerable to lightning strikes. The 2023 Vaisala XWeather Lightning Report provides astonishing statistics on wind farms and their vulnerability to lightning strikes and damage.  The Impact of Lightning on Wind Turbines  According to...
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The Lightning Capital: Florida’s Unique Weather Phenomenon 

May 29, 2024
Vaisala XWeather Lightning-Density Map 2023 The Lightning Capital: Florida’s Unique Weather Phenomenon  Florida, renowned for its sunny beaches and vibrant tourism, holds another, more electrifying title: the most lightning-dense state in the United States. In 2023, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area was identified as the most lightning-prone region in the country, experiencing 120,998 lightning strokes. Statewide,...
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Lightning Safety & Protection

Protecting Your Property: Understanding Lightning Risk in the Red Zone 

May 1, 2024
2023 U.S. Lightning Density Map by Vaisala XWeather Protecting Your Property: Understanding Lightning Risk in the Red Zone Lightning strikes might seem less dangerous compared to earthquakes or hurricanes. However, their frequency and potential for damage should not be underestimated. Lightning strikes can cause devastating fires, electrical damage, and even pose significant risks to human...
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Bolstering Battery Tank Safety: The Important Role of Effective Lightning Protection

April 24, 2024
Bolstering Battery Tank Safety: The Important Role of Effective Lightning Protection In industrial settings where battery tanks stand as vital components, ensuring safety measures are crucial. Among the numerous hazards, lightning strikes pose a significant threat, potentially leading to catastrophic outcomes such as explosions and extensive damage.  The Dangers of Lightning Strikes  The colossal energy discharged...
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Proper Grounding: Why It Matters for Lightning Protection Systems

April 17, 2024
Proper Grounding: Why It Matters for Lightning Protection Systems Safeguarding infrastructure against lightning strikes remains a top priority for most regions in the United States. Lightning strikes pose a significant risk to both human life and the integrity of buildings, equipment, and electrical systems. To mitigate these risks effectively, it’s essential to implement a lightning...
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Emergency Preparedness, Lightning Safety & Protection

ARPA Funding for Future Natural Disasters Can Help Pay for CMCE Lightning Suppressor System 

March 20, 2024
ARPA Funding for Future Natural Disasters Can Help Pay for CMCE Lightning Suppressor System Lightning, with its capacity to wreak havoc on critical facilities, poses a considerable risk to the seamless operation and safety of wastewater treatment plants. However, there is a superior lightning protection system that can eliminate the threat of lightning strikes and lightning...
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Lightning Safety & Protection

Huge Cost Savings on Large Structures with the CMCE 

January 31, 2024
Huge Cost Savings on Large Structures with the CMCE Lightning Suppressor The destructive force of lightning is often underestimated, especially for industrial and commercial enterprises. However, these large structures must be protected against lightning strikes, especially if people are working or living within the structure.   Traditional lightning rod systems have been in place for...
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Don’t Wait Until Spring: Prepare for Lightning Now with the CMCE Lightning Suppressor

December 20, 2023
Don’t Wait Until Spring: Prepare for Lightning Now with the CMCE Lightning Suppressor Although we are in the midst of winter and are excited for warmer weather, spring brings dangerous thunderstorms that pose a significant threat, especially the threat of lightning strikes and the havoc they can wreak on all types of structures.   Because...
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Lightning Safety & Protection

Maximizing End-of-Year Funds: Invest in Safety with the CMCE Lightning Suppressor 

December 14, 2023
Maximizing End-of-Year Funds: Invest in Safety with the CMCE Lightning Suppressor As the end of the year approaches, many individuals and businesses find themselves with surplus funds that need to be allocated wisely. While there are numerous avenues to consider for investment, one often overlooked area is safeguarding against the destructive force of lightning strikes....
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Protect High-Rise Buildings from Thundersnow Lightning with CMCE 

December 7, 2023
Protect High-Rise Buildings from Thundersnow Lightning with CMCE  Nature’s displays of power often leave us in awe, but they can also pose serious threats, especially when it comes to lightning strikes. The mesmerizing phenomenon of thundersnow, a rare occurrence where thunder and lightning accompany a snowstorm, brings with it a unique set of challenges. Nowhere...
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Lower Construction Costs: Save 50¢ Per Sq. Foot on Lightning Protection with CMCE 

November 29, 2023
Lower Construction Costs: Save 50¢ Per Sq. Foot on Lightning Protection with CMCE  Construction projects are often marred by unexpected costs, and one of the most unpredictable and potentially costly elements is the risk of lightning strikes. Traditionally, lightning rods have been the go-to solution for protecting buildings from lightning strikes. However, there’s a groundbreaking...
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Lightning Safety & Protection

Choosing Lightning Protection: Save Money, Labor, and Time with CMCE 

November 22, 2023
Choosing Lightning Protection: Save Money, Labor, and Time with CMCE As an electrician, ensuring the safety and security of your client’s property against the destructive force of lightning strikes is a critical aspect of your job. Traditional lightning protection systems often involve labor-intensive installations and frequent maintenance, which can be costly and time-consuming for both...
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Unparalleled Protection: CMCE Lightning Suppressor Safeguards Outdoor Areas and Equipment 

November 15, 2023
Unparalleled Protection: CMCE Lightning Suppressor Safeguards Outdoor Areas and Equipment Lightning can strike at any moment without warning. Not only are people vulnerable, outdoor areas with vital equipment and machinery are unprotected. The CMCE Lightning Suppressor is the only lightning protection system to prevent lightning from striking outdoor areas. The CMCE Lightning Suppressor is a...
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Protect the Heart of Your City: The Importance of Lightning Protection for Critical City Infrastructure 

November 1, 2023
Protect the Heart of Your City: The Importance of Lightning Protection for Critical City Infrastructure  When we think of a city, we often imagine its towering skyscrapers, bustling streets, and iconic landmarks. Yet, behind the scenes, there’s a web of critical infrastructure that keeps the city’s heart beating. From power stations and communication hubs to...
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CMCE Lightning Suppressor: A Must-Have Lightning Protection System for Condos with Pools

October 25, 2023
CMCE Lightning Suppressor: A Must-Have Lightning Protection System for Condos with Pools  When it comes to condo living, amenities like a swimming pool are often seen as an attractive feature for potential residents. A pool area is a perfect place for relaxation and social gatherings, but it can also pose certain risks, particularly when it...
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The New CMCE Lightning Suppressor Model: Enhanced Hurricane Resistance 

October 18, 2023
The New CMCE Lightning Suppressor Model: Enhanced Hurricane Resistance  In the face of the growing threats posed by intensifying hurricanes, the quest for effective protection against lightning-induced damage becomes increasingly crucial. One device that has been reliable in safeguarding structures from lightning strikes is the CMCE Lightning Suppressor. While the original model, crafted from sturdy...
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Bolstering Condo Safety: The Crucial Role of Lightning Protection in South Florida 

October 4, 2023
Bolstering Condo Safety: The Crucial Role of Lightning Protection in South Florida South Florida, with its year-round tropical climate, is a paradise for many residents and visitors. However, the Sunshine State is also known for its frequent and intense thunderstorms, especially during the summer months. While most people are aware of the dangers posed by...
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The Shield Above: Protecting Police Facilities & Operations

September 27, 2023
The Shield Above: Protecting Police Facilities & Operations In the line of duty, police departments are tasked with safeguarding their communities, ensuring order, and responding to emergencies, often at a moment’s notice. While they’re experts at managing the human element of public safety, there’s one unpredictable force of nature that can disrupt their critical operations: lightning...
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