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.
This week the Technical Congress of the National Committee of CIGRE 2018 is talking week in Madrid. For two days, 27th and 28th of November 2018, companies and public and private organizations present their experiences with the objective of improving the high voltage power distribution.
In terms of protection against lightning and prevention measures, the 30/30 rule as it is commonly known, is a household measure to protect against lightning strikes. In fact, you wouldn’t have any problem finding information related to the matter with very little research.
Before we start explaining why the 30/30 rule has risks involved and why it is not actually reliable, we would like to clarify first some concepts about what this rule is about and in which ideas this popular belief is based.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has organised a series of formative Webinars addressed to professionals in various sectors.
If you are interested in attending one of these online courses, you can simply select to register for the upcoming webinar organised for your country and check the time zone. The registration for the training sessions is free and there are limited places until full capacity of registered users.
The protection against overvoltages in an electrical installation is vital to guarantee peoples safety and avoid short and long term damages to equipment. A large majority of the installations are protected against overloads and derivations, but the installed devices do not protect against transient overvoltages (due to lightning) and permanent overvoltages (for example due to neutral failures).
The fourth edition of ILPS, the International Lightning Protection Symposium, will be held this week, from the 23rd to 26th October 2018, in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. The symposium is organized by ILPA, the International Lightning Protection Association.
CINASE, National Circuit of the Electrical Sector, is the travelling technical event in Brazil that aims to bring together different experts from the electrical industry to discuss and present the progress made in the technological market.
The CINASE congress is held annually in Brazil and in this 2018 edition it is going to take place in the cities of Fortaleza, Canoas, São Paulo and will end in Rio de Janeiro in November.
Lightning is one of the most fascinating and spectacular natural phenomena. The powerful electrostatic discharge that it represents lights up the sky during electrical storms.
Nevertheless, we must not forget that lightning strikes Earth with great force, and without appropriate protection and prevention it is potentially hazardous for people, animals, buildings and electrical and electronic equipment.
The general earthing system connects the different parts of an electrical installation with the surface conductor of the Earth to guarantee security and functionality.
In an electrical installation, the soil itself provides equipotentialization for all of the metallic parts so that there are no differences in potential between each other. This is carried out in order to guarantee the safety of people and equipment from any possible defects in the actual facilities.
Nowadays, around 25 million lightning strikes impact the earth every year. In relation to the frequency of the lightning strikes, some research studies point out that the heat and a rise in temperature are related to cloud electrification. In fact, it is known that during the summer, thunderstorms are more frequent.
This reasoning could make us think that if the climate change produces a global rise in temperatures, an increase in lightning events could be produced.
More and more buildings and houses have electronic devices that allow for a more efficient and comfortable home: thermoregulation, sophisticated security systems, all kind of automations, remote controllers, energy management systems, several interconnected devices…There is no doubt in there being a trend for domotised homes which will increase, given how these technologies mean an important improvement in the quality of life.