Surge protection devices are used to protect conductor wires, transformers, and other equipment from lightning surges. They are responsible to maintain the surge voltage below the basic insulation level of the equipment.
What are surges?
When thunderstorms occur, do you watch the natural pyrotechnics in awe? Or dread what could be happening back at the plant? Has it ever occurred to you that the moment lightning strikes the ground, it actually generates an electrical surge that creates a ripple effect in the ground and enters into the electric cables that cross its path? When this happens, it induces an electrical surge into the cable and sends a power surge to your connected electronic equipment.
Proven and reliable technologies can now protect industrial plants and equipment almost as simple as the surge strip protecting your home computer.
Consequences of the surge:
Electrical surges happen all the time, and they have a wide range of causes. Lightning strikes, tripped circuit breaker, a power outage can all wreak havoc, costing thousands of dollars in a split second. Then there is the inconvenience of replacing valuable and sensitive equipment, insurance claims and increased insurance premiums.
Power lines, electrical distribution paths and also each electrical conductor within the plant require protection. Industrial control, factory automation, and electronic communication applications typically use copper wire as a medium.
Application of surge protection devices:
A surge protection device performs well for your expensive equipment used in your office and for protection of large equipment like transformers.
You can discover more about surge protection devices by contacting us.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) serves its clients by installing and maintaining lightning protection systems (LPS), and prevention solutions. Equipped with over four decades of experience, LEC has provided successful support to over 90 countries and throughout the United States.