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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.

Lightning rod maintenance: How and when it should be done?    

Lightning rod maintenance: How and when it should be done?

06/09/2018

Lightning rods must undergo periodic inspections and maintenance, as indicated by national and international regulations (UNE21186, NF-C 17 102, IEC EN 62305). These periodic inspections of the lightning rod allow the detection of deviations from the reference standards or anomalies in the installation caused by environmental conditions such as corrosion, incorrect handling such as sectioning or robberies, or other circumstances such as expansions of the building where the lightning rod is located.

 

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Losses and insured costs produced by lightning    

Losses and insured costs produced by lightning

09/08/2018

Lightning causes significant damages and losses all around the world, especially in those areas with higher frequency of thunderstorms and during the summer months. It is estimated that there are about 2,000 active storms every day and that approximately 40 lightning strikes per second on Earth, which means about 1200 million strikes per year. Some researches suggests that there could be an increase in thunderstorms due to climate change and pollution.

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What is an ESE lightning rod? All we need to know about lightning rods with ESE    

What is an ESE lightning rod? All we need to know about lightning rods with ESE

26/07/2018

An Early Streamer Emmision air terminal, also known as ESE or as an ionizing lightning rod, is an external lightning protection system with innovative technology. This ESE air terminal is also known as active lightning rod.

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33 per cent of accidents in storage tanks in the Oil & Gas sector could be avoided    

33 per cent of accidents in storage tanks in the Oil & Gas sector could be avoided

12/07/2018

It is estimated that approximately six million people work in the Oil & Gas sector. In many cases, these jobs are characterized for being located in isolated areas far away from cities since the activities involve operating with hazardous materials: gases and flammable liquids stored in large quantities.

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The importance of a suitable earthing    

The importance of a suitable earthing

05/07/2018

Earthing, also known as grounding, is a fundamental and essential part of an electrical system. Despite not being a visible element, the earthing system is of vital importance for the safety of people and equipment, as it protects against dangerous potential differences.

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Improvements and innovation in the exothermic welding procedure    

Improvements and innovation in the exothermic welding procedure

28/06/2018

Exothermic welding is a chemical process which enables the molecular bonding of metals in a long-lasting way. It is applied to metal joints and its use is very widespread in sector such as rail and the electrical sector, in the grounding connections.

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From the Franklin lightning Rod to ESE lightning rod: More than 200 years of innovation in lightning rods    

From the Franklin lightning Rod to ESE lightning rod: More than 200 years of innovation in lightning rods

21/06/2018

In the last decades, the technological innovation in the lightning protection matter has revolutionized the sector. Nowadays, we offer lightning protection systems really sophisticated, designed to increase the protection zone.

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Storm detection system: key in the risk prevention of airports    

Storm detection system: key in the risk prevention of airports

14/06/2018

The storm detection in airports is the key to prevent accidents of the workers and guarantee their security in the track. The labour accidents produced by lightning in airports can be prevented by the early warning system ATSTORM® developed by Aplicaciones Tecnológicas.

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Apliweld® Secure+: the exothermic welding in tablet format with wireless ignition |New videos of the procedure on how to use the specific mould and the multiple graphite mould    

Apliweld® Secure+: the exothermic welding in tablet format with wireless ignition |New videos of the procedure on how to use the specific mould and the multiple graphite mould

07/06/2018

In Aplicaciones Tecnológicas we have two new videos of our Apliweld® Secure+ exothermic welding, both of them explain the usage of the specific and multiple graphite moulds. Before starting the videos, its convenient to know the concepts related with this type of welding.

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ATSOCKET – all of the possibilities for the protection against overvoltages of outdoor luminaires caused by lightning    

ATSOCKET – all of the possibilities for the protection against overvoltages of outdoor luminaires caused by lightning

31/05/2018

Due to the characteristics of public lighting, they require specific protection against transient overvoltages. The ATSOCKET protectors of Aplicaciones Tecnológicas were designed ex profeso to be used in outdoor luminaire installations, although they have other applications, given how it is possible the connection in the interior of the trunking which feed the socket powers.

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