Sanyuan Lightning Rod for Ships
Author:sanyuan Time:2017-05-23 11:49:50
History and Background
The invention of steam engine in late 18 century made iron-structure ship possible. Since then, the worst nightmare for sailors and seamen – thunderstorm – are less scary than ever. Powered by steam engine, the whole ship can be made of carbon iron, and its mast becomes a natural lightning rod. Such ship made of iron is almost immune to lightning strike.
Things began to change when many non-metal, composite materials are developed in the second half of the 20th century. These materials are lighter, stronger, and more endurable. However, most of them are insulators. When ship is made of these new materials, its resistance to lightning strike is actually degenerated than its predecessors in the early 20th century.
Modern civil ships' lightning strike resistance maybe not as good as it was before, since new non-metal materials are applied to the ship. Thus, we must consider lightning protection for the ship. In modern ship design specifications, the lightning rod is required to install on the mast to prevent damage.
Sanyuan Ship Lightning Rod Q&A
Q: Is it true that every ship need a lightning rod?
A: Not necessarily. For full metal-structure ship, the lightning rod is optional; for ship that applied many composite materials, the lightning rod must be installed.
Q: Where should I install the lightning rod on ship?
A: Install the lightning rod above 300mm at the top of mast.
Q: Is there any additional requirements for lightning rod used on ship?
A: Sea wind is highly corrosive. For maritime use, the material of lightning rod must be anti- erosion.
Q: What lightning rod do Sanyuan have for ships?
A: Sanyuan's SY-Z-200Y is suitable for ship use. This model applies 304 stainless steel, is fully adaptive to marine environment. If our product is not enough, we can contact our business partners and get more model for you to choose.
About our Product
Sanyuan design and sell a variety of lightning rods. We are also sales agent of well-known brand such as INDELEC. Buy our product NOW for a special offer. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.