A mining facility contains large amounts of highly flammable and explosive materials. Besides, the material extraction maneuvers become highly dangerous situations in case of thunderstorms.
Both human and material damage caused by a lightning strike may be very serious in these conditions. Thus, it is imperative to have a lightning protection system in order to avoid these risks.
This is the case, among others, of a mining development in Burkina Faso, where Aplicaciones Tecnológicas lightning protection devices have been installed, such us Dat Controler® Plus Early Streamer Emission air terminals. Our ESE lightning conductor is certified according to the following standards IEC 60060-1, IEC 61083-1, NF C 17102 and UNE 21186, UNE 21308, and ISO 9001, with the aim of assuring its proper working after withstanding repetitive lightning currents.