A typical lightning flash contains about 300 million volts of electricity. Even if your facility does not receive a direct hit, through the process of mutual induction, a conductive circuit located within just a few miles of a lightning strike can cause a several thousand volt transients that will leave electrical service panels vulnerable to power surges.
Going without a surge protection is an expensive and frequent dangerous gamble.
A surge protector is a device to protect electrical equipment from voltage spikes that may occur from lightning, power outage, short circuits, and many other natural occurrences. Power surges cause a great amount of heat to run along electrical wiring and cause the wire to burn because more voltage than the wire was designed to hold is being forced into it.
The replacement of mechanical subsystems in industrial applications with electronics has greatly increased the demand for surge protection engineered to this specific environment. Not only is the potential for damage from a surge event increased, but the value of sensitive electronics deployed in the industrial application means that surge protection should be a key priority.
A surge protection device functions in three ways:
LEC Surge protection comes in many forms and can vary depending on the application. It meets every industry requirement, regardless of the exposure risk. Reduce costly downtime and protect sensitive electronic equipment against the damaging effects of lightning.
Our facility guard, transient limiters, Power DIN, Pro-line, Data line protectors, Coaxial line protectors, etc; each product solves every challenge faced by different industries.
Regardless of the type of electrical disturbances, our manufactured and patented surge protection devices can protect your company’s power supply, minimize downtime and safeguard your investment. Our patents and standards differentiate us from others and help protect your investment in electronic systems.
Medical centers are under intense pressure to deliver higher standards of care to more people at a lower cost than ever before – and this requires a safe, absolutely reliable and efficient supply of electric power. From heart rate monitors to medication pumps, from video surveillance to access control systems; should these stop functioning, the result could be catastrophic or even fatal. For this reason, it’s essential in healthcare facilities to protect these systems from damaging power spikes and surges. Downtime is simply not an option.
Surge Protection Devices protect machinery from external occurrences such as lightning strike that cause over-voltage transients. These are installed in power transmission and distribution systems.
They protect against the loss of productivity and save money by eliminating the need to replace equipment damaged by excess voltage. Lightning surge protection devices not only prevent harm to the device itself, but they also protect against catastrophic loss of data stored on hospital backups and sensitive medical imaging equipment.
We manufacture comprehensive product and service solutions to meet the healthcare industry’s challenges.
The Healthcare sector is one of the largest power consumers on the grid, with the most to lose in the event of a transient or complete blackout. Protecting electrical systems within these facilities is paramount to ensure equipment operation and longevity.
Given the multiple sources of power surges and uneven power flow in the electric distribution system, installing lightning surge protection devices from Lightning Eliminators makes the most sense, especially since the investment required is relatively modest.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. continues till today as an innovative leader in the manufacturing, design, and engineering of SPDs. With our unique technology, we ensure reliable and continued protection during sustained and abnormal over-voltage events. Supporting all major areas of a hospital, including clinical labs, diagnostics, data centers, and mobile medical equipment; we provide a holistic approach to your facility.
Over the last 30 years, electrical distribution systems have changed and grown substantially. Electronic equipment uses sensitive microprocessors while industrial facilities are powering energy-efficient solid-state lightning, telecommunications, air handling, security systems, HVAC systems and more.
In all modern power systems, computers, laser printers, copiers, variable speed drives, electronic power supplies, and sensitive silicon-based microchips share the same electrical systems with traditional equipment. And these sensitive modern electronics and processors cannot tolerate the high-frequency transients and surge.
Utilizing a power strip to protect valuable appliances is at best a feel-good measure. At worst it invites the critical failure that sees these devices rendered inoperable and often damaged beyond repair.
Properly networked surge protection devices solve many of the electrical problems experienced by commercial and industrial facilities. It dramatically improves the total operating efficiency and reliability of the electrical system.
Our patented surge protection devices allow only a normal and safe amount of electricity to pass through the devices.
How does a surge protection device work?
Electrical charges generated in a thunderstorm discharge to the ground with a current of approximately 150 kA. Lightning-induced surge occurs in the cable and instantly applies high energy to the equipment connected to both ends of the cable. These are also called spikes or transients. The duration of these transients is typically measured in microseconds.
Without adequate surge protection, the greatest consequence is the risk to human life. Secondly there is the potential downtime in production and lastly, there is the inconvenience of replacing valuable and sensitive equipment, insurance claims and increased insurance premiums.
Incorporating the latest technology, our manufactured surge protection devices divert the surge current directly to the ground and limit the overvoltage to values compatible with the connected equipment.
Each of our products solves a particular challenge:
Our AC power surge protectors such as facility guard, transient limiters, power DIN, Pro-line are designed for industrial and commercial purposes. While our single line and DC power protection such as coaxial line protectors, transient eliminators, transient limiters interface between network equipment and data/signal/telephone lines.
We also have patented gas tube protection.
Surge protection from Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc., have excellent surge protection designs that offer more outlets at comparable prices. This is one of the best investments a business can make against any unlikely events like lightning strikes.
Why are Layered Lightning Surge Protection Devices Necessary for Every Industry?
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.