Surgetek, a local specialist supplier of lightning, surge and safety equipment, in conjunction with DEHN, recently invited various local professionals to DEHN’s training and testing laboratory in Neumarkt, Germany. The aim of the visit was to give the visitors a basic training on the benefits of surge and lightning protection. Demonstrations were also given on the effects of simulated direct lightning strikes on various DEHN products to show how they successfully endured the tests. The group was also introduced to the DEHNsupport risk analysis programme and DEHN’s Red Line and Yellow Line product range.
Simulated tests were done in DEHN’s high current laboratory to show the destructive effect of direct lightning on equipment without any protection. Clients were also shown how to test high-voltage safety equipment in the DEHN high-voltage laboratory as well as the effects on old non-compliant equipment.
The highlight of the visit was DEHN’s BLITZmobil car. Guests were invited to sit in the car while it was subjected to simulated direct lightning strikes. Again it was proved that the occupants of a car can survive under these conditions with no ill effects.
The group was also taken to the Mühlhausen Solar Park which has over 35 000 solar panels and generates up to 6,3 Megawatts of solar power and is protected from lightning damage using DEHN surge arresters.
It was agreed on conclusion that this had been a highly successful visit and beneficial for all.
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