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.
At Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, we have developed projects with Brazilian specialists from the USP (University of São Paulo) IEE (Institute of Energy and Environment) in the field of lightning protection and storm detection.
At Aplicaciones Tecnológicas we are experts in the execution of lightning protection studies and projects for structures and buildings. Let’s consider what would happen if these installations did not count on lightning rods?
It is estimated that 2,000 storms coexist simultaneously on the planet and about 100 lightning bolts discharge on the earth every second. In total, this represents some 4,000 daily storms and 9 million atmospheric discharges every day. Therefore, 1.2 billion lightning strikes occur per year on our planet.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has protected, with a total of 19 DAT Controler® Plus Air Terminals, the world's longest bridge over water, connecting Hong Kong with Macao and the city of Zhuhai, in southern China.
The new surge protector ATSHOCK T 25 from Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, with the reference AT-8089, has achieved the qualification as a Type 1 transient overvoltage protection device approved by IBERDROLA, one of the biggest energy companies in Spain, in accordance with the Standard NI 42.71.01. Annex A: Overvoltage protection device.
The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, an agency belonging to the Ministry of Employment in Spain, has recently published a Technical Note of Prevention NTP 1.084, that describes, among other important aspects, the effects and consequences of a direct lightning impact on workers in open areas.
Exothermic welding and mechanical unions can have a similar application at a glance; however, their results and benefits differ greatly.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has obtained the seal of INNOVATIVE SME granted by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness in Spain and that will be valid until the end of 2020.
In Lahore, Pakistan, a new research centre in nephrology and hepatology (Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre - PKLI) has been created and it will have four DAT Controler® PLUS 60 ESE lightning rods and all the earthing installation with products of Aplicaciones Tecnológicas.