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Lightning Arrester

Lightning Energy

Lightning is a capricious, random and unpredictable event. Its' physical characteristics include current levels sometimes in excess of 200 kA and speeds approaching one third the speed of light. Globally, some 2000 on-going thunderstorms cause about 100 lightning strikes to earth each second.

Because of its heavy investment in equipment (towers, electronic equipment, and satellite dishes), lightning is a major concern for the industry. A broadcast tower, typically the tallest structure in its area, is a prime target of lightning. If your tower or other facilities are a target of lightning strikes, the lightning will destroy your tower as well as the electronic system inside the tower. To avoid these unwanted effects, you should evaluate your lightning protection system.

Lightning is a product of electrically charged storm clouds. The charged clouds induce an opposite charge (ground charge) on the surface of the earth beneath it as they travel through the atmosphere. When the ground charge reaches a structure, the cloud charge pulls it up onto the structure, concentrating the ground charge on and around it. If the ground charge builds to a level exceeding the dielectric (insulation resistance) of the intervening air, an arc or lightning strike will occur. The process begins with stepped leaders branching down from the clouds. When they come within close proximity to the ground, approximately 500 feet, the electric field intensity at ground level becomes so strong that objects and structures begin to break down electronically, shooting streamers up toward the stepped leaders. When a streamer and a stepped leader connect, a path is created for a lightning strike.

The phenomenology of lightning strikes to earth, as presently understood, follows an approximate behavior:

1.The downward Leaders from a thundercloud pulse towards earth seeking out active electrical ground targets.

2. Ground-based objects (fences, trees, blades of grass, corners of buildings, Towers, lightning rods, etc., etc.) emit varying degrees of electric activity during this event. Upward Streamers are launched from some of these objects. A few tens of meters off the ground, a "collection zone" is established according to the intensified local electrical field.

UMBRAECO ESE Lightning Arrester

UMBRAECO ESE Lightning Arrester
  • UMBRAECO ESE Lightning Arrester
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Product Details:

Minimum Order Quantity1 Piece
Model Name/NumberUmbraeco-15
StandardsNF C 17-102 (2011)
Usage/ApplicationRooftop Solar
Lighting Protection MaterialStainless Steel 304L
ColorSilver
ClassificationExternal Protection
BrandTopbas

To protect a solar farm from lightning strikes

Solar farms are just big fields covered with conductive material. They are almost asking for a lightning strike, which can damage or destroy solar panels, inverters and other critical equipment. So its no surprise that lightning activity and surge-related over-voltage abnormalities are identified as leading causes of solar project downtime.

The Umbraeco early streamer emitter (ESE) terminal lightning protection Lightning can be destructive even when its not a direct hit. Indirect lightning events generate an electromagnetic force that induces overvoltage and transients on AC and DC power conductors and data lines.

The good news is solar owners and developers can protect their investment from the fallout of lightning strikes. Engineers at Topbas Grup, a global manufacturer and installer of grounding and other lightning protection technologies, have identified methods to bolster a projects ability to withstand lightning-related hazards.

While there is typically no code requirement for solar farm owners to install lightning protection, there are internationally recognized standards and methods to determine the requirement of lightning protection systems, and its a bright idea to take action.

Lightning is a common cause of failures in photovoltaic (PV) and wind-electric systems. A damaging surge can occur from lightning that strikes a long distance from the system, or even between clouds. But most lightning damage is preventable. Here are some of the most cost-effective techniques that are generally accepted by power system installers, based on decades of experience. Follow this advice, and you have a very good chance of avoiding lightning damage to your renewable energy (RE) system.

Lightning Rods

Lightning rods are static discharge devices that are placed above buildings and solar-electric arrays, and connected to ground. They are meant to prevent the buildup of static
charge and eventual ionization of the surrounding atmosphere. They can help prevent a strike, and can provide a path for very high current to ground if a strike does occur.

Modern devices are spike-shaped, often with multiple points.Lighting rods are typically only used at sites that experience extreme electrical storms. If you think your site falls into this category, hire a contractor who has experience in lightning protection. If your system installer is not so qualified, consider consulting with a lightning protection specialist before the system is installed.

As an alternative to the traditional Franklin rod system, early streamer emitter (ESE) type lightning air terminals can protect a solar farm. The Umbraeco ESE terminal provides large protection zones as per National French standard NF C 17-102 (2011). Umbraeco ESE terminals can be installed on independent masts with radial lightning protection ground systems with single-point reference to the electrical grid.

This configuration provides necessary protection zones, effectively dissipating lightning energy to the ground and helps to insulate the solar panels and inverter stations from damage. The other benefit of this system is that there will likely be significantly lower cost of labor and material to install the entire system as compared to a traditional Franklin rod system.
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Sirius Ese Lightning Arrester

Sirius Ese Lightning Arrester
  • Sirius Ese Lightning Arrester
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Minimum Order Quantity1 Piece
Model Name/NumberSIRIUS ESE AIR TERMINAL
StandardsNF C 17-102 (2011) Standards,CPRI tested for 70 KA,100 KA Lightning current tested in METU Lab
Lighting Protection MaterialStainless Steel
ColorSilver
BrandTOPBAS

To protect a solar farm from lightning strikes

Solar farms are just big fields covered with conductive material. They are almost asking for a lightning strike, which can damage or destroy solar panels, inverters and other critical equipment. So it is no surprise that lightning activity and surge-related over-voltage abnormalities are identified as leading causes of solar project downtime.

The Umbraeco early streamer emitter (ESE) terminal lightning protection Lightning can be destructive even when it is not a direct hit. Indirect lightning events generate an electromagnetic force that induces overvoltage and transients on AC and DC power conductors and data lines.

The good news is solar owners and developers can protect their investment from the fallout of lightning strikes. Engineers at Topbas Grup, a global manufacturer and installer of grounding and other lightning protection technologies, have identified methods to bolster a projects ability to withstand lightning-related hazards.

While there is typically no code requirement for solar farm owners to install lightning protection, there are internationally recognized standards and methods to determine the requirement of lightning protection systems, and it is a bright idea to take action.

Lightning is a common cause of failures in photovoltaic (PV) and wind-electric systems. A damaging surge can occur from lightning that strikes a long distance from the system, or even between clouds. But most lightning damage is preventable. Here are some of the most cost-effective techniques that are generally accepted by power system installers, based on decades of experience. Follow this advice, and you have a very good chance of avoiding lightning damage to your renewable energy (RE) system.

Lightning Rods

Lightning rods are static discharge devices that are placed above buildings and solar-electric arrays, and connected to ground. They are meant to prevent the buildup of static
charge and eventual ionization of the surrounding atmosphere. They can help prevent a strike, and can provide a path for very high current to ground if a strike does occur.

Modern devices are spike-shaped, often with multiple points.Lighting rods are typically only used at sites that experience extreme electrical storms. If you think your site falls into this category, hire a contractor who has experience in lightning protection. If your system installer is not so qualified, consider consulting with a lightning protection specialist before the system is installed.

As an alternative to the traditional Franklin rod system, early streamer emitter (ESE) type lightning air terminals can protect a solar farm. The Umbraeco ESE terminal provides large protection zones as per National French standard NF C 17-102 (2011). Umbraeco ESE terminals can be installed on independent masts with radial lightning protection ground systems with single-point reference to the electrical grid.

This configuration provides necessary protection zones, effectively dissipating lightning energy to the ground and helps to insulate the solar panels and inverter stations from damage. The other benefit of this system is that there will likely be significantly lower cost of labor and material to install the entire system as compared to a traditional Franklin rod system.
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Ionia Ese Lightning Arrester

Ionia Ese Lightning Arrester
  • Ionia Ese Lightning Arrester
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Minimum Order Quantity1 Piece
Lighting Protection MaterialStainless Steel
ColorSilver
Mast Height2 To 5 Mtrs
BrandTOPBAS

Extensive research and development has allowed TOPBAS GROUP (Turkey) to create a lightweight and low wind loading ESE system to provide a safe and efficient manner of controlling dangerous lightning energy before it damages structures or its important contents, including human occupants. By utilizing advanced technology, SIRIUS and IONIA ESE provide lightning protection to facilities that would otherwise be difficult or cost prohibitive to protect by conventional means.

The SIRIUS and IONIA ESE air terminals are externally mounted, proactive, structural lightning protection devices and are designed to activate in the moments directly preceding an imminent direct strike. The installation of a SIRIUS and IONIA ESE air terminal combines the best advantages of two systems: the direct path to ground of a conventional lightning protection system, and state-of-the-art ESE technology employed in the SIRIUS and IONIA internal design. These combined advantages ensure that the SIRIUS and IONIA ESE System provides a secure zone of protection.

SIRIUS and IONIA ESE are made of non-corrosive materials, utilize advance and sustainable technologies, maintain a 20 years warranty, and are independently tested and certified to NF C 17-102: 2011 standard. SIRIUS and IONIA ESE products protect the structures by capturing dangerous lightning discharges and safely channeling them to earth.

SIRIUS & IONIA ESE Working Principal The principle of operation for SIRIUS and IONIA ESE terminals is to create an upward propagating streamer earlier than conventional air terminals or other objects on the earth. SIRIUS and IONIA ESE does this by collecting and storing ground charge during the initial phase of a thunderstorm development.

Once a thunderstorm begins creating downward step leaders, the ambient electric field intensity in the area of the ESE terminal increases. When this electric field intensifies, it triggers the terminal to release the stored ground charge, forming an upward streamer microseconds earlier than other objects in the immediate area. This development of an upward streamer earlier in time and space ensures that the SIRIUS and IONIA ESE terminal will be the target of the developing lightning strike. The selection of the SIRIUS and IONIA ESE model, placement, and mounting height above the protected area.
FEATURES

 NF C 17-102: 2011 tested and certified
 CPRI tested
 Stainless steel material
 Reliable performance in all weather conditions
 Suitable for corrosive environments
 20 years warranty
 ISO 9001 & 14001 certified
 CE certification
 No use of battery or power source is required
 Testable by means of external tester
As one of the leading companies in the field of lightning protection, TOPBAS GROUP (Turkey) has invested heavily in field and laboratory testing as part of its ongoing commitment to research and development.Throughout the product development of the TOPBAS GROUP, the proto-type models were subjected to intense testing under high voltage conditions.

Following further refinements, the TOPBAS GROUP products were subjected to final testing by an independently accredited test laboratory which completed testing in full compliance with the French National standard NF C 17-102: 2011. The Final testing of ESE terminals showed effective performance as defined in this standard.
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