Electric faults and the safety techniques adopted are nothing new to our readers. Have you ever spotted long-pointed metal conducting rods placed on the rooftop of any skyscrapers and wondered what it is for? They are lightning rods installed at the top-notch point of high-rise buildings that acts as a capture system where the lightning event would preferentially strike.
This standard technology constitutes a down conductor and maintenance free earthing system other than an air terminal network that enables lightning strikes to disperse to the ground harmlessly. The entire installation serves to protect the structure externally against direct lightning strikes.
We know that this potential threat is a big deal among all the natural phenomena as they release a million volts of electricity onto the earth, which is immense and beyond one's control. There are plenty of reasons we should be afraid of the electric storm.