What is a lightning rod?
The main reason to manufacture and install lightning roads in a building is to avoid impacts on people, animals and reduce structural damages in buildings by redirecting the lightning to earth safely.
In case of electrical lightning activity during a storm, many devices are vulnerable to electrical and electromechanical shocks especially in telecommunications, automation processes and services.Almost all devices include electronic technologies sensitive to electromagnetic disturbances and unexpected current variations
Nothing can stop a lightning formation during a storm but, by installing Aiditec Systems lightning rods, an optimal level protection on people, animals and electrical installations is assured.
What does a lightning rod installation consist on?
A lightning rod installation consists on settling a metallic mast with a collector on the very top of buildings to avoid fires and, more importantly, people or animals death caused by the electrical charges. This head is connected to an electrical earth connection through a conductor cable. If the installation is performed properly, all the energy of a lightning will be leaded to earth safely.
PDC lightning rods from Aiditec Systems are the perfect solution against lightning impacts.
What is a PDC lightning rod?
A storm formation is associated to an increasement of the electrical atmospheric potential being able to overpass 10kV/m quickly. Energy is stored into the electro atmospheric capacitor formed by the outer metallic case and the axis connected to earth.
With this increasement of potential energy, two things happen simultaneously: On one hand a downward tracer is produced from the clouds that is directed to earth. On the other hand an artificial tracer is created by the lightning rod. This ascending tracer intercepts the descending one by channeling the electric discharge through the lightning rod and redirecting it to earth safely. For instance, the moment that the ascending tracer of a PDC lightning rod passes to a tracer created by any passive element- such as a Franklin point, determines the protection radius. It is known as early streamer emission. This is the reason why there are different models of PDC with different advance times in the priming according to the meters that need to be covered in each case.
Briefly, a PDC lightning conductor is a technological device that actively attracts any ray.