Posts tagged as DEHN Protection

Lightning and surge protection for rooftop PV systems

  Apart from damaging solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, inverters and monitoring elecronics, lightning strikes also lead to field-based and conducted electrical interference. According to the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), photovoltaic (PV) is the fastest growing power generation technology in the world. More than 35 GW of PV is installed and operating worldwide, producing […]

Protecting insulators from lightning damage

  Insulating joints (IJ) are used to electrically isolate pipeline systems or to isolate high-voltage-interference on pipelines into sections. Cathodically protected systems are electrically isolated until the dielectric strength of the insulating joint is breached. Surges caused by a lightning strike, into exposed parts of a pipeline system, may lead to the dielectric strength of […]

Lightning safety for golfers

  Every year, lightning strikes result in property damage and the death of people and animals. Those people finding themselves exposed in the open during a thunderstorm, such as golfers and hikers, are especially at risk. Severe lightning injuries and fatalities are reported annually from all over the world, especially on golf courses, making shelters […]