Conductors | Furse
By far the largest and most important component of any structural lightning protection or earthing system is the actual conductor, and is likely to be the initial consideration of a lightning protection or earthing system designer.
When designing a structural lightning protection system using the Faraday Cage principle, it is possible to use one or more conductor systems; namely flat copper earth tape, solid circular or stranded cable.
The decision about which type to use is often based more on country-specific historical preferences or aesthetic considerations than the superiority of one copper earthing system type over another.
Furse offer high quality conductors with all the necessary fittings for all 3 systems.
for structural lightning protection systems
A comprehensive range of Furse copper and aluminium conductors are available in each of the main world standard formats, i.e. flat tape, solid circular and stranded. Additionally each format is available in a variety of conductor sizes, to meet differing lightning protection and earthing requirements.
The following sizes are suitable for the majority of above ground lightning protection systems:
- Flat Tape Conductor
25 x 3 mm bare copper tape, or 25 x 3mm PVC covered tape
- Solid Circular Conductor
8 mm diameter bare or PVC covered solid circular copper conductor
- Stranded Conductor
70 mm² bare or PVC covered stranded copper conductor
Thorne & Derrick are Approved Distributors for the complete range of Furse products for the Earthing & Lightning Protection of electrical infrastructure, building services and LV MV HV substations.