What Is The Dinnteco Lightning Arrester
The only LPS (Lightning Protection System) whose operating principle is based on constantly balance the surrounding electric field, eliminating the possibility of an ASCENDING STREAMER being produced withint it radius of coverage and thus PREVENTING THE LIGHTNING FROM FORMING.
A lightning strike produces a electromagnetic pulses (EMP) that affect electrical systems and electronic equipment. Its INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY is able to minimise the negative effects by 60% to 90%.
During storms, a potential difference between clouds and earth is created. As a consequence an increase of charge concentrations on prominent spots is generated. The Dinnteco device is responsible for transforming these charges in a weak current grounded in real time and continuously. Arising of that, we can say that this technology is based on the continuous balancing of the variable electric fields in order to avoid the upward leader generation in the protected area.
How it works
Defined as a passive collector system of electrostatic currents on time, that takes them to ground. The operating principle is based on balancing or compensate the variable electric field on the environment, avoiding the upward leader on the DDCE and on to the protected structure.
Separate positive and negative charges are produced inside clouds (electric field).
The Dinnteco Lightning Arrester compensates for variations in the electric field, shunting them to earth in the form of small leakage currents to rebalance the field.
This prevents the creation of the conditions of charge accumulation and saturation of the electric field which produce an ascending streamer, PREVENTING LIGHTNING FROM BUILDING UP within the protected area.
Prevents the creation of upward leaders in the protected structure, avoiding the lightning formation
Becoming an effective lightning protection system. Acting as an electromagnetic shield
As it can be appreciated in the following lightning density maps, the influential areas where the DDCE is installed, have experienced a considerable change in the density of lightning strikes, showing a meaningful decrease between the periods 2003-2007 and 1997-2002, when no DDCE installations existed.
What Makes The Dinnteco Lightning Arrester The Best?
Because it ELIMINATES the RISK of a DIRECT LIGHTNING STRIKE
Because it MINIMIZES the effects of electromagnetic pulses (EMP)
Because it GUARANTEES BUSINESS CONTINUITY
Because it GUARANTEES THE SAFETY of both people and systems.
and also because it SAVES MONEY
Comparison between DDCE and conventional lightning conductors
|BUREAU VERITAS ESO36861|
UNE-EN IEC 62305:2012 – Lightning Protection StandardLightning strike risk security – TBC (Technical Building Code) SU8
NBR 5419:2005; IRAM 2184:2011; CAN/CSA B72M87(R2013);
NTC 4552:2008; SANS 10313:2012; AS/NZS 1768:2007; NFPA 780:2008
|QUALITY ASSURANCE STANDARD|
ISO 9001:2008 – Quality assurance system
The DDCE equipment is compliant with the product security and working
limits of Electromagnetic Compatibility, under EC Labeling requirements.Directive 2001/95/CE – Product Safety
Directive 92/31/EEC – Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive 73/23/EEC – Low voltage equipment
Certified to IEC standards – EN 61000-6-1 (1,2,3,4):2002, EN 61000-4-2 to EN 61000-4-9, EN 55011 to EN 55022
NCAGE:720CB – Recognized within the NATO Codification System (NOC) under code NCAGE 720 CB
DDCE is currently in use in several NATO installations.
|SPANISH TECHNICAL BUILDING CODE|
CTE, SU8 – Safety from hazards due to lightning
|HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT|
RD 614/2001 of 8 June – Minimum requirements regarding the safety of workers from electrical hazards
DDCE Installed Sites
Airports – Control Towers, Radars
Meteorology – Radars, Radomes
Oil and Gas and Industrial Plants – Towers, Tanks
Civil – Structures, Tower, Temples, Statues, Cranes, Bus Stops, Train, Pedestrian Bridge, Mines
1. Telecommunication Tower – Analysis of Effectiveness of DDCE at Las Pardinas
2. Installation on Chikyu, JAMSTEC Research Vessel
3. Installation at Ushiku Daibutsu / Giant Buddha Statue in Ibaraki, Japan