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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.