Surge Protection devices are a mandatory component of all lightning protection systems under the terms of EN 62305:2011.
It is necessary because dank indirect lightning strikes on a building can generate a surge in electrical power or transient voltage.
This lightning power surge can damage electrical devices plugged into a power outlet anywhere in the building. Even though these power surges are so brief that they are measured in nanoseconds, they can cause considerable damage to electrical and electronic systems and equipment. Such damage leads to the disruption of operational and sometimes even critical services, and consequent expensive downtime and repair costs.
Lightning Protection International install surge protection devices between the feed of incoming power and the equipment they are protecting.
Each surge protector works by continually monitoring the voltage of incoming electricity, and when they detect a surge in electricity, self-sacrifice, by clamping down on the incoming voltage line and divert the power surge to ensure seamless operability.
Surge Protection should be installed at all Main and Sub-distribution boards in a Data Centre.
- Type 1 devices to be installed on all main boards and electrical services, such as lights and electric gates.
- Type 2 surge devices to be installed on all internal sub-boards and life critical equipment, such as lift shafts and fire alarm panels.
A surge protector works by channelling the extra voltage into the outlet’s grounding wire. This prevents it from flowing through the electronic devices, while at the same time allowing the normal voltage to continue along its path. Electrical surges can damage computer equipment by burning its wires or gradually over time wearing down the device’s internal components and even wipe out any saved data. Surge protectors can also protect telephone and cable lines as these also carry electric current.
For outstanding surge protection against transient over-voltages, Lightning Protection International can meet all of your surge protection requirements. We can help:
- Design the appropriate Surge Protection Solution
- Install Surge Protection Devices
- Maintain Surge Protection Devices
All our equipment is sourced directly from leading manufacturers. Surge Protection Devices from Lightning Protection International provide a cost-effective and best-engineered solution to ensure compliance with EN 62305.
With repeated protection built-in as standard, Surge Protection Devices from Lightning Protection International offer the best means of achieving long-lasting, cost-effective surge protection against transient over-voltages and lightning strikes.
Contact Us today to get a free no obligation survey and quote for your surge protection needs.