Without a doubt, lightning protection is extremely important, since security is a determining factor affecting the quality of working conditions, as a consequence, the quality of products produced by the enterprise. In developed countries, in particular the European Union and the United States, it is recognized that the best way to ensure a high level of manufactured products is to remove people from work by implementation of automatic robotic production lines. But do not forget that mechanisms and buildings in general also need protection from various natural factors. This article is about lightning protection, which is relevant for both civilian and industrial objects. The phenomenon of lightning can be observed anywhere on the Earth and be sure of the safety from direct lightning strike possible only with the use of high-quality lightning protection system, which needs to be calculated.
The article proposes an original method for calculating the height of a single lightning rod, the results of which are not contrary to the current standard methodology. A mathematical model consisting of a single rod lightning rod up to 150 meters high and an object protected against direct lightning strike is constructed. The parameters of this model are calculated and the results are analyzed, on the basis of which a method of calculating the height of single lightning rod protection is created.
The proposed methodology has its practical implementation for use on a personal computer with Windows operating system, with the prospect of expanding the functionality and release of mobile aplications for Windows Phone, Android, IOS operating systems. Due to the simplicity of the program interface it can be used by unskilled personnel.