The best protection from both external and internal forces is the installation of a surge protection system. Lightning causes 56 Billion dollars in property damage annually and 30% of all power outages. Internal Transients are caused by starting and stopping of elevators, motors, HVAC and manufacturing equipment. 80% of all transients are generated by internal sources. Utility Grid Transients are caused by fluctuating demand, utility grid switching, power line failure from falling trees, ice, and auto accidents. All these situations have the ability to start fires and damage equipment in your facility.