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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.

Next free online courses aimed at professionals: September and October.    

Next free online courses aimed at professionals: September and October.

12/09/2019

The free online courses offered by Aplicaciones Tecnológicas are aimed at professionals in the sector and will take place during September and October. Registration is free and there is limited space. Do not miss the chance to comfortably learn about the latest innovations in the sector with great impact on the prevention of occupational risks wherever you are.

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Main standards for lightning protection    

Main standards for lightning protection

05/09/2019

Aplicaciones Tecnológicas products meet the most important lightning protection standards.

Several standards establish the requirements for lightning and surge protection systems. Below, we summarize the most relevant:

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How to protect yourself against thunderstorms if there is no lightning protection system    

How to protect yourself against thunderstorms if there is no lightning protection system

03/09/2019

It is estimated that around 24.000 people die every year due to lightning strikes (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA). This is why every person who lives in a high isokeraunic area should be aware of the danger of this atmospheric phenomenon.

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Myths and curiosities about lightning    

Myths and curiosities about lightning

15/08/2019

Lightning is still one of the most extraordinary phenomena in Nature. In the past it was understood as a type of fire and it can be found represented as a symbol in most ancient cultures. There even exist mythological representations of its destructive power.

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Differences between Exothermic welding and Brazing    

Differences between Exothermic welding and Brazing

25/07/2019

Both exothermic welding and brazing are different methods of bonding one or more pieces of metallic conductors used in earthing systems. There are different types of welding and different forms to classify them. One of these forms is to distinguish if the pieces to be welded are actually melted or not when adding the compound material.

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Places in the world where lightning strikes the most    

Places in the world where lightning strikes the most

18/07/2019

Get to know the worldwide lightning map.

Summer period is traditionally the season where good weather and holidays are most enjoyed, but it is also the time of year where more cumulonimbus convective clouds are formed which produce lightnings.

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Thunderstorm detector: Key prevention system for resorts    

Thunderstorm detector: Key prevention system for resorts

11/07/2019

Accidents caused by lightning strikes in hotel complexes or tourist resorts can be prevented by the storm detector system ATSTORM®.

Thunderstorm formation can’t be avoided but it’s possible to anticipate tens of minutes before to the event of a lightning strike in an area of interest. This anticipation allows us to minimize risks and avoid accidents setting in motion temporary preventive actions.

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Landmark buildings protected by Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A    

Landmark buildings protected by Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A

27/06/2019

After the fire of Notre Dame cathedral in April 2019, the need to protect landmark buildings from fires has been highlighted. The causes of these fires are usually human failure or faulty electrical installations, but landmark buildings have also been destroyed by fires caused by a lightning strike.

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Free online webinars for professionals in June and July    

Free online webinars for professionals in June and July

12/06/2019

Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, specialized in lightning protection systems, organizes free online webinars on two products: the exothermic welding system Apliweld® Secure+ in tablet format with remote electronic ignition and the lightning early warning system ATSTORM®.

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Lightning protection in theme parks: how to apply effective protection    

Lightning protection in theme parks: how to apply effective protection

06/06/2019

Aplicaciones Tecnológicas increases safety in theme parks by means of protection and prevention systems to minimize risks produced by lightning strikes. Dreamland Margate Theme Park located in Kent (England) is one of the last sites which has been protected by the company, where Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has provided the lightning protection system and the preventive system ATSTORM®, a local thunderstorm detector. 

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