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Re: [TCML] lightning protection and conductors
> Just as a note of interest ... the best job of lightning protection I
> have seen can be found at a SSBN base. They have buildings that are
> used to load missiles, and they basically build an "electrical
> building" around the service building housing the sub and the
> procedure. Find a picture and take a look.
Faraday cage. Dates to mid 1800s, protecting arsenals and
Much has been said here, some of it conflicts with lightning
professionals. I don't propose to debate, here.
> Also, has anyone used liquid conductors for high voltage, high
> current applications. It would seem that a liquid filled conductor,
> constructed out of the same material that you would find in your
> copper plumbing would work very well, or if not copper pipe, then
> reinforced Tygon or PVC tube filled with the liquid. Don't remember
> for sure, but I think that the liquid was a copper sulfate solution.
Liquid, large currents >> boiling ... yields bursting.
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