Torn rotor blades, shredded wings, burning nacelles – a lightning strike can mean a spectacular end for a wind turbine.
Interesting application examples of Leutron products from press and specialist articles
“The PLPro AC-Diverter is installed in free mounted overground enclosure, together with the CCP Measuring point (AC- / DC measuring probe).
As earthing sytem for the AC-Diverter the earth cable of the ”Gotthard-Matterhorn” railway system is used”, explained Mr. Fassler (Technical Director) from Swissgas.
When construction is already underway, it is also visually appealing, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft thought when it came to redesigning the Stuttgart Institute Center.
An entire network of weather stations is in use throughout Germany so that we know today what the weather will be like tomorrow. The sensors collect their data, especially on mountain peaks, despite wind, rain and snow. This becomes problematic during thunderstorms, because the sensors in this exposed position attract lightning – and they are much more common from a height of 1,000 meters.
Pilot project protects sensitive control technology Almost two million lightning strikes in Germany every year. Not only is a direct hit dangerous, but also the long-range effect: In cities, computers and computer-controlled production facilities can still be destroyed 700 m from the discharge if the lightning is not intercepted and discharged. The solution presented here…
Exciting experiments and educational experiments
VersuchDieser Versuch im Labor der Leutron GmbH zeigt, wie...