Lightning Damage

A lightning strike is one of nature’s most powerful displays. With temperatures several times greater than the sun’s surface, lightning can cause extensive thermal and physical damage whether it’s a direct strike or one that strikes nearby.

Our engineers have investigated many lightning related claims from direct strikes to voltage surges and arcing perforation of CSST gas tubing that results in fire. Their expertise includes understanding the effect of lighting on electrical and mechanical systems including HVAC systems, CSST gas piping, electric motors, alarm and communication systems, and other electronic systems.

Our specialized investigators provide timely damage assessments based on deep knowledge of lightning strikes and its related effects. They can determine if lightning was the cause of the damage and if the damage can be repaired, or if affected equipment will require replacement. Further, they can analyze the effectiveness of pre-loss efforts to limit the potential for lighting damage.