A lightning rod is an interception system that has the aim of intercepting atmospheric electric discharges and conducting them safely to earth. It is installed on any building or structure to prevent lightning from causing harm to people.
By definition, “a dry thunderstorm is a storm that has no or very little precipitation associated with it, but does carry electrical activity”. The absence of precipitation can create a false sense of security that poses a serious risk to the safety of people and structures. In this scenario, a system with sensors capable of detecting all phases of the storm and issuing warnings before the first impact can make a difference.
Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A. has developed the precise solutions for the efficient management of grounding and lightning protection systems in wind farms, maximising occupational safety and cost savings. We are at WindEurope Bilbao 2022 presenting the advanced equipment SMART EARTHING MONITORING SYSTEM, WIND TURBINE SMART LIGHTNING LOGGER and ATSTORM®.
The ATSTORM® storm detection system, remotely operated by the experts at Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A., uses the dual technology of electrostatic field sensors and electromagnetic field-based sensors. The scanning of any environmental sensor can be interfered by any external element. The redundancy of ATSTORM® detection units allows to obtain a homogeneous alarm valid for the whole target area, thanks to the balanced auto-compensation of the obtained values that guarantees an exceptional accuracy.