CASE STUDY

Pic de Gomà Telecommunications Tower

Study Period: January 5, 2015 — December 31, 2016

This tower houses the Meteorological Radar service of AEMET (Spanish State Meteorological Agency) of the Basque Country and is located in an area with a high incidence of lightning (area with a ray density level (Ng) of 5). Before installing the technology, ITELAZPI informs us that there have been direct impacts on the tower with significant electrical damage.

IMPACTS

In the 1 year and 7 months of study (01/05/2015 – 12/31/2016), 504 lightning impacts have been recorded in 3km around the tower

INTENSITY

It can be seen that although the average intensity of negative rays is over 10KA and that of positive rays is over 20KA, there are several impacts of significant intensities,

CONCLUSION

It is demonstrated that the device compensates the variable electric field in its environment, preventing the formation of the ascending tracer and, therefore, a direct lightning strike.

EFFECTIVENESS

The effectiveness of the device in this study of 1 year and 7 months, in a zone with a high incidence of lightning (Ng = 7.5), is 100% on the impact of direct rays on the structure that protects and 100% on impacts within the area of its coverage radius of 100 meters

Pic de Gomà Telecommunications Tower - EMP Defense

CASE STUDY

AEMET Meteorological Radar

Study Period: 2015 — 2016

The PIC DE GOMÀ Tower is located in an area with a high incidence of lightning, located in the Ordino area. Prior to the installation of the technology (on May 1, 2015), ANDORRA TELECOM informs us that there have been direct impacts on the tower with significant electrical damage.

IMPACTS

In the period of this study, 96 impacts have been recorded within the 2km radius around the tower. All impacts have occurred more than 100 meters from the tower

INTENSITY

It can be seen that although the average intensity of negative rays is about 14.5KA, there are several impacts of significant intensities.

CONCLUSION

It is demonstrated that the device compensates the variable electric field in its environment, preventing the formation of the ascending tracer and, therefore, a direct lightning strike.

EFFECTIVENESS

The effectiveness of the device in this study (Torre JATA) of 2 years, in a zone of high incidence of lightning (Ng = 5), is 100% on impacts of direct rays in the structure that protects and 100% on impacts within the area of its coverage radius of 100 meters.

AEMET Meteorological Radar - EMP Defense

CASE STUDY

Torres de la Masella Communications Tower

Study Period: January 6, 2014 — December 31, 2015

The Torre de la MASELLA is located in an area with a high incidence of lightning. Prior to the installation of the device (on June 1, 2014), ABERTIS TELECOM (CELLNEX) informs us that there have been direct impacts on the tower with significant electrical damages.

IMPACTS

In the year and 7 months of study (1/06/2014 – 12/31/2015) there have been 299 lightning impacts in 3km around the tower.

INTENSITY

It can be seen that although the average intensity of negative rays is about 13KA, and that of positive rays is over 30KA, there are several impacts of significant intensities.

CONCLUSION

It is demonstrated that the technology compensates the variable electric field in its environment, preventing the formation of the upward streamers and, therefore, a direct lightning strike.

EFFECTIVENESS

The effectiveness of the device in this study (Tower LA MASELLA) of 2 years and 7 months, in a high incidence area of rays (Ng = 6), is 100% on direct lightning impacts on the structure that protects and 100% on impacts within the area of its coverage radius of 100 meters.

Pic de Gomà Telecommunications Tower - EMP Defense

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