Free paper demonstrates the physics behind lightning strike prevention system

Boulder, Colo., Oct. 7, 2002 — Lightning Eliminators and Consultants (LEC) offers a free paper discussing the physics behind their Dissipation Array® System, which prevents lightning strikes from entering protected facilities.

The paper is the result of the collaboration of an international research team of noted scientists and was originally presented at the International Lightning Protection Conference in Krakow Poland held on September 2-6 2002.

The paper demonstrates how Charge Transfer Technology, exemplified by Lightning Eliminators and Consultants (LEC)’s Dissipation Array System, prevents lightning strikes in protected areas.

The paper resulted from the joint efforts of LEC’s charge transfer technology research team, including the distinguished scientists: N.L. Aleksandrov, PhD, Moscow Institute of Technology; E.M. Bazelyan, PhD, Moscow Power Engineering Institute; T. P. Raizer, PhD, Institute of Problems in Mechanics – Russian Academy of Science; and Mark Drabkin, PhD, LEC, Boulder CO.

The paper describes the physics of preventing lightning strikes in a protected area using a specially designed multipoint discharge system, such as LEC’s Dissipation Array System (DAS(r)). DAS, according to the study, suppresses lightning strikes before they trigger.

The joint research team is continuing to study all facets of the lightning strike process. Further results and conclusions will be presented at major international lightning conferences in 2003, such as the International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity in France and the IEEE EMC Conference in Turkey, as part of LEC’s ongoing technical paper presentation schedule.

Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. specializes in designing, manufacturing and installing integrated, engineered systems to prevent and eliminate all lightning related problems.

For a free copy of the scientific paper, or for more information about LEC Inc. and how the Dissipation Array System can protect your facility, contact the company at 6687 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, Colorado 80303; tel. 303.447.2828; FAX 303.447.8122; email: or visit their website at

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