LIGTNING ROD FOR BOATS

Protection on the high seas

Storms in the sea are one of the most feared weather phenomena for sailors, the lightning causes numerous accidents on the high seas and also in ports. When lightning strikes the mast of a sailboat, the energy seeks the shortest path to reach land by water. In its path, the lightning current generates effects that destroy electronic equipment, which can even cause the perforation of the hull, which becomes a waterway. During the fraction of seconds the lightning strike lasts, the entire crew is at risk of an electric shock, whose effects can range from simple electrostatic discharge to death by electrocution.

 

Various lightning protection systems are known, all of them based on passive ionization, they are usually pointed or multi-point vase shaped elements. These systems excite, looking for the creation and capture of the beam at the highest point of the boat. Unfortunately with these systems it is not possible to control the lightning discharge energy, which can cause electrical effects that damage the electronics, communications or electrical part, or endanger the health of the crew.

 

 

CAN WE PROTECT OUR BOATS SAFELY?

 

Yes, we can avoid the risks. The new PDCE lightning rod technology is designed to reduce the electric field that accumulates in the atmosphere before the presence of lightning, its effect reduces the chances of lightning strike in the boat by 100%. Its principle of operation is based on deionizing the air so that the boat does not suffer a high voltage electrical effect and does not excite the creation and capture of the beam. Its technical characteristics make it easier for a thunderstorm to circulate very low intensity currents from the PDCE lightning rod the sacrificial electrodes.

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PDCE MARINE

Passive pick-up system of electrostatic currents in time, which are grounded, whose principle of operation is based on balancing or compensating for the variable electric field existing in its environment, avoiding the generation of the ascending tracer in the PDCE MARINE and in the structure that protects .

Protection effectiveness
100% reduction of impact of direct rays in the protected structure. On indirect effects due to external induced surges in the protected structure, the PDCE Plus behaves as a thermal fuse, absorbing part of the lightning energy in heat by fusion of its components.

Electromagnetic Protector
Unique and effective system for the protection of external electromagnetic pulses (minimizes them between 60% and 90%).

Applications
Unique and effective system for the protection of structures where the weight of the device is important in its
Installation (Boats, etc.) and / or structures of low height (Catenary of trains, etc.)

Maximum working voltage without lightning discharge
705,000 volts at one meter, according to high voltage laboratory tests.

 

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This lightning rod differs from other systems because it works giving prevention, safety and protection for people, animals and installations, eliminating direct lightning strike and therefore electrical hazards, direct and indirect electromagnetic effects and currents lightning discharge on the facility.

 

The new technology allows creating a balanced electrical environment between the earth and the structure to be protected. During the storm a difference of potential appears between the cloud and the earth (loads) that focus on the most predominant points on land. The PDCE transform    this charges in a small current leaking through the arrester cable to the ground.

 

The PDCE is a collector electrode unpolarized and passive, used for protect any type of structure, both on land and at sea.

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