TAKO Since 1979: Implementing Lightning System in Building for Maximum Safety

Lightning system in building


Our buildings need to be strongly protected in the face of simple natural power such as lightning. A properly operated lightning system in building is not only safe but essential. It protects the building, the people in it, and the valuable property stored here.

For over 40 years TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd has been a leader in this field. Since 1979, TAKO has been dedicated to the design and implementation of advanced electrical systems in buildings, adhering to the highest standards of safety and security

In this blog post, we will explore the importance of the electrical system in a building, delve into the standards that govern it, and show how TAKO, with its rich history and expertise, ensures maximum protection with its state-of-the-art Lightning Protection System.

Join us as we take this enlightening journey around security and innovation.

The Science of Lightning

lightning system in building

Lightning is a large-scale natural spark discharge that occurs within the atmosphere or between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface. It begins with a process that happens in your life all the time: static electricity. If you’ve ever shocked yourself on a doorknob after walking across a carpet in your socks, you experienced the pop of a tiny lightning bolt.

In lightning, the controls are water particles and ice in clouds. Clouds are one of the places where water is stored and stored in the water cycle. When the negative electrical charge from the atmosphere combines with the positive charge of an object below, a dangerous lightning bolt in the form of a low-level cloud is formed.

Lightning can be compared to lightning splitting air from between clouds or between clouds and the ground in an electric field. Thunderstorms occur primarily when warm air mixes with cold air, creating the atmospheric turbulence necessary to give the atmosphere the situation polarized.

Effect of lightning on buildings

The effect of lightning on buidings

When a building is struck by lightning, subsequent damage can be severe. Broad losses include:

Power consumption: Sudden power surges can cause circuits to become overloaded.

Building Damage: Heat and radiation from a building can compromise the integrity and safety of a building.

Destructive fire: Carries electricity from high-density charges that pass through the gases in the atmosphere (the atmosphere) before reaching a low-density medium (the ground) Most of these effects fall into two categories: Direct effects and Thermal effects.

Lightning can cause serious structural damage to a building. It can cause internal and external damage to machinery and equipment

In the next section, we will discuss the importance of lightning systems in buildings and how they can mitigate these risks.

The Importance of Lightning System in Building

Importance of lightning system in building

Lightning systems in buildings are not just a safety measure, they are a necessity. Here’s why:

Building protection: Lightning can cause serious damage to the building. It can cause fires, explosions, or mechanical failures. a well-designed electrical system can help protect the structure of a building by providing a way to track electricity and conduct it safely to the ground

Occupant safety: Electrical shock or fire can occur, posing a danger to building occupants. By keeping electricity out of a building, an electrical system can help keep the people inside safe.

Lightning Damage Prevention: Lightning can cause electrical damage that damages electrical equipment and systems in a building. An electrical system can help prevent this type of damage by blocking or reversing the flow of electricity.

Financial Security: Lightning damage can be expensive to repair or replace. By preventing such damage, the power system can provide economic security.

Standards and Regulations for Lightning Systems in Buildings in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the implementation of lightning systems in buildings is governed by specific standards and regulations to ensure safety and effectiveness. These include:

MS IEC 62305 Standards

The MS IEC 62305 is a Malaysian standard that provides comprehensive guidance on the design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of lightning protection systems for buildings and structures. It covers general principles, risk management, physical damage to structures and life hazards, and electrical and electronic systems within structures.

Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) Directives

The Energy Commission of Malaysia enforces the use of the MS IEC 62305 standards for lightning protection. Legal action can be taken against those who do not comply with these directives.

MS 1979: Electrical Installations of Buildings – Code of Practice

This Malaysian Standard provides guidelines for electrical installations in buildings, which includes aspects related to lightning protection.

Adherence to these standards and regulations is crucial in ensuring the effectiveness of a lightning system in a building. In the next section, we will discuss how TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd implements these standards in their lightning protection systems.

TAKO’s Method of Lightning Protection

TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd has been solving electrical problems for over 20 years, providing one-stop solutions for the protection of all types of buildings against lightning damage.

TAKO’s approach to lightning protection is comprehensive and solution-oriented. They provide planning, consulting, technical guidance, products, and services for solutions. Their lightning protection system has several key features:

  • Active ESE Lightning Protection System for Building Structure: This system actively protects the building from lightning strikes.
  • Earthing System: An effective grounding system is essential for the proper functioning of a lightning protection system.
  • Surge Protection: TAKO provides surge protection for various systems in the building, including elevator control panels, fire alarms, power distribution, CCTV, and PABX systems This protects these systems from momentary overvoltage caused by lightning.
  • Lightning strike counter: This device helps monitor the performance of the lightning protection system by detecting the number of lightning strikes.

TAKO’s approach to lightning protection is not just about installation; it’s about providing a complete solution. From troubleshooting your electrical protection system to protecting your electrical equipment from temporary overvoltages, TAKO takes care of every aspect of your electrical protection system

By complying with the MS IEC 62305 standard and guidelines issued by the Energy Commission of Malaysia, TAKO ensures that its lightning protection system provides maximum safety. With TAKO, you can have no worries about thunderstorms

Case studies

TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd has a long history of optimizing electrical systems in buildings. While the specific cases analyzed are proprietary and not publicly available, there is widespread market acceptance and acceptance of TAKO among local semiconductors and related industries in Southeast Asia, particularly in Inside Malaysia and Singapore.

TAKO’s ESD products are trusted by many customers in Southeast Asia. Their innovative ESD solutions have helped many businesses improve their bottom-line profitability, leaping ahead of their competition.

Additionally, TAKO’s commitment to innovation is reflected in its numerous patent filings. Thirty ESD product patents have been filed, many of which have been granted patent protection. ESD products are sold successfully throughout Southeast Asia.

In short, TAKO’s approach to lightning protection, supported by its adherence to standards and its innovative products, has proven effective in many applications and its commitment to lightning-complete security solutions will make it a trusted partner in this sector

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The importance of a robust electrical system in a building cannot be overstated. It is an important safety system that protects the building, its occupants, and the valuable property inside from the damaging effects of lightning. Compliance with fixed regulations on electrical systems is not only a legal requirement but evidence of a building’s commitment to safety

With a rich history since 1979, TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd is a leader in this field. Their comprehensive approach to lightning protection, adherence to standards, and innovation have made them a trusted partner in the lightning protection industry in Southeast Asia

If you want to protect your building from lightning hazards, TAKO is here to help. Their team of experts is ready to provide you with complete solutions for your lightning protection needs. Don’t leave the security of your building to chance. Contact TAKO today to ensure your building is equipped with the best lightning protection system possible.

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What is lightning protection system in building?

A lightning protection system in a building is a set of components and measures designed to mitigate the risks associated with lightning strikes. It typically includes elements such as lightning rods (air terminals), conductors, grounding systems, surge protectors, and bonding techniques. The system is engineered to intercept lightning strikes and safely conduct the electrical current to the ground, thereby protecting the building and its occupants from potential damage or harm.

How do buildings handle lightning?

Buildings handle lightning strikes through the implementation of lightning protection systems. These systems are designed to divert the electrical energy from lightning strikes away from the building structure and occupants. Lightning rods, strategically placed on the roof or other high points of the building, intercept the lightning strike and conduct the electrical current through conductors to grounding systems, where it is safely dissipated into the ground.

How does lightning affect buildings?

Lightning can affect buildings in various ways, posing significant risks to both the structure and occupants. Direct lightning strikes can cause fires, explosions, structural damage, and even collapse in extreme cases. Indirect effects of lightning, such as electrical surges or electromagnetic interference, can damage electrical equipment and systems within the building. Additionally, lightning strikes can pose risks of electrical shock to occupants and disrupt daily operations.

How can buildings be protected from lightning strikes?

Buildings can be protected from lightning strikes through the installation of lightning protection systems. These systems work by providing a low-resistance path for the electrical current from lightning strikes to safely dissipate into the ground, thus preventing damage to the building and its occupants. Properly designed and installed lightning protection systems include components such as lightning rods, conductors, grounding systems, and surge protectors, all working together to minimize the risks associated with lightning strikes.

Do buildings need lightning protection?

Yes, buildings benefit greatly from having lightning protection systems installed. Lightning strikes pose significant risks to buildings, including structural damage, fires, electrical surges, and risks to occupants’ safety. By implementing lightning protection systems, buildings can effectively mitigate these risks and ensure the safety of both the structure and its occupants. Additionally, lightning protection systems can help minimize downtime, prevent costly repairs, and safeguard valuable assets within the building.

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