Lightning Arresters : In the case of telephony or telegraphy, our engineers position the arrestor right next to the wires where they enter a building. The arrestors are also known as the surge protectors and they are connected right between the ground and the electrical conductor within a communication or power system.
These arrestors are able to protect the electronic instruments involving the network as well as the safety of all the individuals in the nearby areas of the building. These arrestors work very well to control the rise in temperature due to a lightning strike.
Protectors for Distribution Systems of Electricity
In the overhead high tension electric transmission systems a couple of light gauged conductors are placed at the top of the poles, towers or pylons. These poles or pylons are not part of any electric network within the building. In fact, they are designed in a way to act as lightning terminators and keep the primary conductors away from any risk. The protectors are directly linked with earth or with extra ground electrodes that are present at frequent intervals throughout the line.
Protection Devices for Mast Radiators : Mast radiators are ground insulated because of the gap at the bottom. However, a lightning strike can jump through this gap without any problem. A small piece of inductivity within the feed line between the tuning unit and the mast can limit the brisk increase in voltage and it can keep the transmitter safe. There should be a device for the purpose of monitoring the electrical properties of the antenna.
It is critical because a charge can remain even after a strike and it can damage the insulator. This monitoring device can switch the transmitter off in case of unusual or incorrect behavior such as a lightning strike. The changes will dissipate when the transmitter gets turned off.
Grounding Protections & Lightning Conductors : The underground section of an assembly should be present in the region of high-ground conductivity. It is critical because if the underground cable is not able to resist rust effectively then it needs to be coated with salt for the purpose of improving its grounded electrical connections.
The inductivity reactance can be of significant concern even when the electrical resistance of the conductor in between the earth and air terminal counts a lot.
How Can NY Engineers Assist You?
Our team of technical professionals can assist you in developing a lightning protection system that is just right for your building. Our primary aim is to make your entire structure safe from any strikes while keeping the cost under control. We discuss all the details associated with the project and develop an understanding of all the goals and objectives associated with it.
We pride ourselves in providing our clients with services and solutions that are tailored according to their requirements. Our recommendation for a particular type of system is based on the current situation and needs of our clients.
NY engineers also make sure that our recommendations completely comply with the safety guidelines and benchmarks set by the Chicago Building Code and other regulatory authorities.