We want to keep you informed about all the news related to Lightning Protection Systems (lightning rods, overvoltage protection and thunderstorm detectors) standard’s updates, specific training and workshops held at Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, as well as any application and download we develop in our company.
Earthing systems, as well as their connections, must last for the lifetime of the building. Exothermic welding meets this objective better than mechanical connections or other types of welding. Aplicaciones Tecnológicas goes even further with Apliweld® Secure+, the exothermic welding system that provides perfect results, cost savings and increased worker safety.
Lightning bolts are static electricity discharges, with which their formation is impossible to avoid. However, we can take measures to protect and prevent workers against the risk of electric shock by direct lightning impact.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has protected a company of storage tanks for palm oil with the lightning rod DAT Controler® PLUS 45. This facility is located in the Free Zone of Industry and Commerce of Puerto Barrios, in Guatemala.
APLICACIONES TECNOLÓGICAS, S.A. has managed to certify, once again, its Quality Management System based on the new UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015 Standard. The main objective of this standard is to demonstrate the capacity of the organization to provide quality products and services that meet the requirements of the client and the applicable regulations.
At Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, we have developed projects with Brazilian specialists from the USP (University of São Paulo) IEE (Institute of Energy and Environment) in the field of lightning protection and storm detection.
At Aplicaciones Tecnológicas we are experts in the execution of lightning protection studies and projects for structures and buildings. Let’s consider what would happen if these installations did not count on lightning rods?
It is estimated that 2,000 storms coexist simultaneously on the planet and about 100 lightning bolts discharge on the earth every second. In total, this represents some 4,000 daily storms and 9 million atmospheric discharges every day. Therefore, 1.2 billion lightning strikes occur per year on our planet.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has protected, with a total of 19 DAT Controler® Plus Air Terminals, the world's longest bridge over water, connecting Hong Kong with Macao and the city of Zhuhai, in southern China.
The new surge protector ATSHOCK T 25 from Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, with the reference AT-8089, has achieved the qualification as a Type 1 transient overvoltage protection device approved by IBERDROLA, one of the biggest energy companies in Spain, in accordance with the Standard NI 42.71.01. Annex A: Overvoltage protection device.
The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, an agency belonging to the Ministry of Employment in Spain, has recently published a Technical Note of Prevention NTP 1.084, that describes, among other important aspects, the effects and consequences of a direct lightning impact on workers in open areas.