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Lightning Risk and Mitigation

Cutting-edge Engineering to permanently solve critical application lightning issues.
We prioritize utilizing science and engineering to safeguard property, ensure personnel safety, and minimize productivity downtime caused by lightning.

How PLC Can Help

Lightning hazards are an ever-present reality for many industries. PLC is proud to partner with Scientific Lightning Solutions who specialize in providing scientifically designed and mission-proven lightning solutions. Our experts can assist in identifying potential hazards, quantifying loss potential, and developing cost-effective protection solutions. Our products and services include state-of-the-art lightning and transient monitoring solutions, sophisticated lightning protection system designs, and tailored lightning risk assessments. Our engineers leverage our unique expertise and hardware/software technologies to permanently solve your lightning challenges 100% of the time.

Superior Solutions 

Our superior lightning solutions are designed, tested, and validated to higher specifications than competitors. With decades of expertise in lightning monitoring, protection, and testing, we apply cutting-edge research to offer comprehensive solutions. Our aim is to protect property, ensure personnel safety, and minimize lightning-related productivity downtime. We trust in science and engineering to shield against nature’s unpredictability. Trust our commitment to customer service and technical proficiency to safeguard your assets and ensure operational safety.

Our Professionalism and Dedication to Safety

Our engineering team has spent decades developing expertise with active involvement in the following committees which uniquely qualifies us to resolve complex lightning issues with innovation solutions:

Additional Differentiators

Unique Software Technology 

Custom lightning, EMI, and transient modeling/simulation tools. Our proven software enables us to solve any lightning challenge across many industries.

Perfect Track Record

We solve our customer’s lightning challenges 100% of the time. No lightning-related problem is too difficult. We leverage our unique expertise and hardware/software technologies to permanently solve your lightning challenges. SLS may not be your first call when a lightning problem occurs, but we will always be the last.

Informed Decisions

State-of-the-art lightning instrumentation systems that provide 100% detection efficiency. SLS’ zero-deadtime optical and electromagnetic monitoring solutions capture every lightning event at your facility and deliver real-time alerts. Eliminate the guesswork.

Never under or overinvest

Mission-proven processes to evaluate lightning risk, optimally design lightning protection systems, and increase productivity. SLS’ leading-edge lightning modeling/simulation tools enable us to always strike the correct balance between investment and risk.

Aerospace DNA

NASA and commercial space partners rely on SLS for their lightning-related needs, where failure is not an option. SLS applies this unique pedigree and approach for all our customers. LS engineers led the design of the launch pad lightning protection & monitoring systems to support the transition from NASA’s legacy Space Shuttle to today’s revolutionary Artemis program.

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How Can We Help?

We’d love to understand your fire and life safety needs to see how we can help. Please reach out to us to schedule a conversation.






    Industries Served

    We serve most industries needing solutions for critical lightning issues to protect property, ensure personnel safety, and reduce productivity downtime. If your specific facility isn’t listed, we likely have experience in that sector. Please contact us to explore how we can assist you.

    • Aviation
    • Chemical Processing & Storage
    • Communications
    • Data Centers
    • Manufacturing & Warehousing
    • Marinas
    • Military & Defense
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Power Generation & Distribution
    • Renewables
    • Spaceports
    • Stadiums & Arenas
    • Theme Parks
    • Transportation

    Brief Highlights of Past Performance:

    AEROSPACE: Designed and delivered custom lightning protection, detection, and measurement systems for NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin, among others.

    MILITARY: Developed innovative lightning protection designs, performed detailed inspections and risk assessments, and specified advanced monitoring solutions to increase personnel safety and mission-critical operational productivity.

    INDUSTRIAL & ENTERTAINMENT: Performed detailed lightning risk assessments, identified vulnerabilities in existing lightning protection systems, and developed comprehensive mitigations to safely maximize operational uptime.

    ENERGY & MINING: Investigated lightning-related outages and damage at nuclear, coal- fired, and combined cycle power plants in addition to other energy- generation facilities. Developed custom solutions to increase transmission line resilience to lightning.

    A&E: Delivered tailored lightning protection designs for critical facilities, custom lightning and transient monitoring solutions, and expert consulting services.

    Download our Complete Services Guide

    Our Services Guide provides complete descriptions of all our fire and life safety services, a mapping of services to sectors, plus information about our:

    • Quality Management Program
    • Health and Safety Program
    • Corporate Security Program
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