Regarding protection against lightning strikes, ELMAFE offers a wide range of solutions that meet the needs of the Client. However, the systems themselves have a similar functionality that allows them to “pick up” the rays and conduct them to the earth through a “tip” or sharp metallic conductor which, due to its elevated location, facilitates the capture and lightning of the atmosphere.
Among ELMAFE’s offer in this area, are highlighted:
Franklin type Lightning Rod
The captor consists of one or more pointed metal rods, generally iridiated, fixed to a base, where the metallic conductor whose end is connected to earth is attached. The installation of this type of protection with common captors is used in chimneys, towers and where the areas are not larger than the base of the protection cone.
Ionizing Lightning Rod
The need of high towers for the placement of conventional Franklin Lightning Rods and also the inconvenience that this means from cost and aesthetics perspectives took to the selection of a sensor device called Ionizing Lightning Rod. It offers the advantage of excluding the installation of larger towers and also covers a protection area considerably larger than Franklin Lightning Rods.
SAFETY, DISCHARGES AND SIGNALING
LIGHTNING – LEDS
For signaling towers and other infrastructure, night beacons are now a major addition to any ELMAFE service. Looking into the technological advances of the last years, a decision was taken in order to replace the lamps by LEDs because of their advantages, allowing relevant savings in relation to the presented power and being easier to install when compared with the existing ones.
Some of the advantages of LED obstruction lighting are:
| Energy efficiency, with LED technology being more efficient than any other type of electric lighting;
| Luminosity, keep the luminosity constant throughout its useful life regardless of the number of years of use;
| Maximum intensity, LED lamps provide maximum light instantly;
| LED lamps do not waste energy by radiating heat like other lamps, making it possible to use them in complex places, or places where energy consumption with equipment is high;
| Ecological, they are recyclable and do not harm the environment as is the case with fluorescent energy-saving lamps and sodium lamps that contain mercury.