Swinburne, LPI work together to build better lightning protection products

Swinburne University researchers and Lightning Protection International will collaborate on the development of new materials, to be used in products designed to keep structures safe from lightning strikes.

The work is aimed at designing more effective “corona-minimising air terminals,” to be made by LPI, which “pass… extremely high currents to ground through connected ‘downconductors.'”

The new materials would address performance loss by water droplets and air pollution deposits, according to a statement from the university.

The project is led by Dr Andrew Ang and Dr Rosalie Hocking of Swinburne, and LPI’s Dr Franco D’Alessandro, and is supported by a $154,000 grant from the Innovative Manufacturing CRC.
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