Furse Earthing and Lightning Protection
and Electronic Systems Protection by Thomas & Betts
Flat Tape System
manufacture and supply flat tape conductors in copper or
aluminium. The flat tape system is easy to install, with no need
to straighten the tape for a neat finish. Furse typically
provides tape in coils for cost effective transportation and
Flat tape conductors can be installed bare or with a PVC
covering. Six standard colours are available, with others on
request, to enable the tape to blend with modern building
Tinned copper tape is available for applications that require
additional protection measures.
Copper braid is also available for use where flexibility is
necessary, e.g. on moving installations like gates or doors.
In addition, Furse manufacture and supply a complete range of
fittings for flat tape conductors, from tape clips and clamps,
Solid Circular System
circular conductors can be used in applications where aesthetic
considerations are important. The 8mm diameter solid circular
range is less conspicuous than the flat tape system, and lends
itself much better to being concealed.
Available in copper or aluminium, solid circular conductors can
also have PVC coverings, again to make them less conspicuous. A
coil of circular conductor can be quickly installed, being easy
to bend in any plane, and only needing a straightening tool to
give a very neat finish.
Furse also manufacture a comprehensive range of clamps, bonds
and fixings to ease installation in whatever situation.
Cable & Wire System
Furse range of stranded conductors is available only in copper,
and complies with the US standard NFPA 780.
The stranded conductor is available bare or PVC insulated.
Furse also provide a practical range of fixings for use with
NEW Free Standing Interception Air Rods
new Furse interception air rods are designed to provide a fast
and easy solution to protecting rooftop installations, like air
conditioning units or solar panels, from a direct lightning
strike, all in accordance with IEC/BS EN 62305:2006.
Offering a choice of
copper, aluminium or stainless steel with aluminium tip, these
free standing interception air rods use concrete blocks to
secure them to the roof surface, minimising the time and effort
needed by the installer.
Rod height and
wind loading are the important factors when choosing an
appropriate interception air rod. Wind loading becomes more
relevant for taller interception air rods (3 m and above), where
selection is by wind zone.
straightforward design of this multi-component system enables
rapid installation of interception air rods to protect rooftop
and exposed equipment from lightning damage.
rooftop mounted equipment from direct lightning strikes
with IEC/BS EN 62305 standard
- Quick and
easy to assemble
- Available in
a range of heights from 0.5 m to 10 m
- Range of
frames and concrete weights for different wind zones
versatile and robust
Structural Lightning Protection
accessories consist of fixings, insultating tape, Denso tape,
Silfos, Flux, Tinmans solder and dressing tools.