Surge protection devices (SPDs) are designed to minimise the destructive effects of surges on electrical and electronic equipment. There are different types of SPDs depending on the technology they include and what characterises their operation against transient overvoltages.
Self-consumption of electricity by means of solar panels is arousing great interest among consumers both because of the savings in energy consumption, as they are less dependent on the external electricity grid, and because of the reduction in environmental impact. The high cost of installing solar panels in private homes, given that they take several years to pay for themselves, makes it essential that they are protected against the destructive effects of a lightning strike.
With the increasing reliance on interconnected equipment in the domestic and business sectors, adequate surge protection is essential for the maintenance of any business. The replacement of any damaged element or its rapid degradation entails large financial outlays that are sometimes difficult to bear. Overheating, on the other hand, increases the likelihood of fire and, consequently, personal injury.
The digital transformation and the IoT revolution (Internet of Things), permanently interconnected teams, are making everyday life and economic sectors more and more dependent on technology. However, due to their dependence on a constant flow of energy and data for availability and performance, all electrical appliances are especially sensible to overvoltages and need to be protected to prevent possible accidents and economic losses. The information given by the overvoltage counter ‘Surge Logger’ lets you register and learn about these events in order to achieve an optimal protection.
The geoelectrical study of the subsoil makes it possible to establish the optimum configuration of the earthing system to be designed. The ground resistivity measurement makes it possible to determine the layout, depth, number and type of elements necessary according to safety and functional requirements.
The complexity of data processing in Industry 4.0 must be able to be presented in a way that is very easy for any user to approach, which is why the structured visualisation of these data facilitates information-based decision-making. The range of SMART products and services of Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A. includes the CONNECT multichannel platform, a dashboard where users can view the status of their services, receive alerts and access a history of events that can be exported to various formats.