High Quality, High Performance, Wind Turbine Surge Protectors defend against Lightning and other damaging transients.
The Wind Power industry continues to improve it's technology for both Commercial and Residential Wind Power Systems.
Surge Protective Devices, in conjunction with external lightning rod systems, good grounding and good bonding are essential for defending against electrical and electronics damage.
Wind Turbines contain sensitive electrical equipment composed of intricate electronics. These electronics are susceptible to disruptions and damage. Eliminating unnecessary disruptions, downtime, equipment repair and catastrophic damage caused by transient voltage needs to be a priority.
By their design and typical location placements, Wind Turbines are transient voltage magnets. Because of their size, they are especially susceptible to lightning induced damage. Lighting damage can be from direct strikes, nearby ground strikes, strikes to power lines and from cloud to cloud events.
Industry studies show lightning damage is responsible for the greatest amount of repair time, downtime and loss of revenue. Up to 85% of wind turbine damage from lightning events are to the electronics and electrical equipment.
At the 6th International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC) in 2015, the linked paper was presented providing measures to take to protect against damages to wind turbines caused by lightning.
Placing the right SPD, in the right location, with the right installation... provides the best wind turbine surge protection option.
A layered protection approach on the power side and data line protection on the signal side, using high quality, Surge Protective Devices is strongly recommended.
A layered or cascade protection approach is also a recommendation of the IEEE. This provides a best practice when protecting sensitive electronics and critical equipment.
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Protecting against large transients, especially lighting generated events, robust surge suppressors with high kA ratings, true all-mode-protection design and circuit encapsulation can provide a distinct advantage over competing devices.
Our line of SPDs are specifically designed for applications and protection needs of the wind power industry. Our top of the line SG Advantage® Series are high quality, high performance devices that employ true All-Mode Protection and use a multi-stage hybrid network design.
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