Alltec Protection Pyramid Surveys — Introduction

The ALLTEC Protection Pyramid is a unique framework used for visualizing, designing, and implementing grounding, surge suppression, and lightning protection products to protect facilities comprehensively. The Protection Pyramid has three interrelated and interrelated tiers:

  • grounding represents Tier I;

  • surge suppression represents Tier II;

  • and, lightning protection represents Tier III.

Without proper grounding, surge suppression and lightning protection will not function correctly. Without surge suppression, exposure to the secondary effects of lightning as well as internally generated transient voltages will occur. Direct strike lightning protection protects the physical structure and its contents. All three interlock into a very robust and stable protection system.

In our three-part series, we will discuss how to properly use each tier of the Protection Pyramid framework to accomplish these goals:

  • Protect critical facilities, equipment, records, and assets.

  • Provide a safe working environment for personnel.

  • Reduce the risk of downtime and lost revenue.

  • Reduce vulnerability of interdependent critical infrastructures and build a disaster resilient enterprise.

  • Minimize liability and maintain a competitive posture.