The SBI is a modular lightning prevention component used to supplement Dissipation Array® System (DAS) installations, and as the first line of defense for structures that require lightweight protection with a low-wind profile.
Similar to DAS, the SBI is based on more than 25 years of research and development and utilises similar technology to reduce the risk of direct lightning strikes at the protected site.
The patented SBI is a hybrid lightning protection concept engineered to provide multiple layers of protection for critical applications.
In its primary mode, the SBI lowers the risk of direct strikes by utilising a phenomenon known as charge transfer, where a well-grounded point exchanges ions between the air and earth. This ionising capability helps keep the local electric field below lightning potential, making the protected site less likely to experience direct strikes.
Under intense storm conditions, the SBI functions as a highly effective air terminal, safely collecting any strikes it cannot prevent. In contrast to wire brush devices that are often left ineffective after a single strike, the SBI continues to reduce the risk of subsequent strikes.
The SBI’s unique design and geometry also enable it to collect an incoming strike from virtually any direction, creating a larger area of protection than standard air terminals.
- Prevents most lightning strikes
- Stainless-steel construction
- Easy installation
- UL listed
The SBI is a building block toward complete lightning protection when used for basic risk reduction, or when used with DAS as part of an integrated solution.