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.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas, since it was founded, has maintained as a fundamental value the development of quality products for protection against lightning, that are responsible with the environment. For this reason, it has once again renewed its certificate of Environmental Management System, based on the UNE-EN ISO 14001: 2015 standard.
Lightning is a phenomenon that, despite being very common, is little known outside the specialized forums and creates uncertainty. It is important for people’s safety and to safeguard the equipment, that some key points are taken into account on what not to do in case of a storm:
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has developed a new concept of exothermic welding: the APLIWELD® SECURE + system, based on the use of compact tablets and remote electronic ignition. In addition, we have also developed an APLIWELD exothermic welding selector in order to facilitate the specification and preparation of materials for exothermic joints.
Earthing systems, as well as their connections, must last for the lifetime of the building. Exothermic welding meets this objective better than mechanical connections or other types of welding. Aplicaciones Tecnológicas goes even further with Apliweld® Secure+, the exothermic welding system that provides perfect results, cost savings and increased worker safety.
Lightning bolts are static electricity discharges, with which their formation is impossible to avoid. However, we can take measures to protect and prevent workers against the risk of electric shock by direct lightning impact.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas has protected a company of storage tanks for palm oil with the lightning rod DAT Controler® PLUS 45. This facility is located in the Free Zone of Industry and Commerce of Puerto Barrios, in Guatemala.
APLICACIONES TECNOLÓGICAS, S.A. has managed to certify, once again, its Quality Management System based on the new UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015 Standard. The main objective of this standard is to demonstrate the capacity of the organization to provide quality products and services that meet the requirements of the client and the applicable regulations.
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.