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.
Offering the right product for different industrial sectors, achieving that such product is suitable for the chosen lightning protection solution, is more complex than it first appears, since key factors for the safety of persons, services and goods are involved.
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The recent series of Latin America distributor’s training held last June has run around several axes of interest: presentation of our new products, review of the most relevant standards for lightning protection (IEC 62305, IEC 62561, NF C 17102, UNE 2186, NFPA 780, EN 50536, UL 467,...), as well as our software for risk assessment.
Lightning protection standards establish certain periods for the verification and maintenance of the installed systems, which may vary depending on the normative. However, one point is the same in all of them: a complete verification is necessary every time the installation has been stroke by lightning. Mechanical or electrical lightning event counters record these strikes with one account every time a lightning current passes trough them.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas manufactures lightning protection systems since 1986. The acquired know-how and service orientation has led us in the years to lead the technological and standardization changes in the sector.
The consumption of energy provided by photovoltaic panels has increased significantly during the last years.
End of the 18th Century. Discovery of the electrical nature of lightning and the possibility of avoiding its damages by giving the lightning current a path to ground. This led to the installation of air terminals, down-conductors and earthing on the highest and most important existing buildings, thus avoiding many of the personal and economical damages caused by fires and breaks due to lightning.
Well executed joints with clamps and fasteners accomplish with the requirements of a good connection. That is, they are able to withstand and drive efficiently lightning discharges to the ground.
Lightning protection systems shall work correctly for many years. Therefore it is essential to assure the immutability of their components under different environments and extreme conditions.