When designing a structural lightning protection system using the Faraday Cage principle, it is possible to use one or more of a variety of available conductor system; namely tape conductor or stranded conductor.
The decision about which type to use is often based more on country-specific historical preferences or aesthetic considerations than the superiority of one type over another. High quality Kumwell conductors, plus appropriate fittings are available for all three systems.
Tape conductors are easy to install, with no need to straighten for a neat finish. Available in copper or aluminium, tape conductor can be installed bare or with a choice of PVC covering to enable the tape to blend with modern building fabrics
Circular conductors can be used in applications where aesthetic considerations are important. Circular conductor is less conspicuous than the tape conductor system and lends itself much better to being concealed. Available in copper or aluminium, circular conductors can also have PVC covering.
Made from BS EN 13601 copper, bare copper passes IEC 62561-2 standard. It is suited for grounding systems and lightning protection systems.