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The System 3000 can be used wherever there is the possibility of direct lightning strikes that may affect valuable equipment and/or facilities. This includes railroads, communications towers, television stations, oil/gas platforms, high rise buildings, schools, hospitals, factories, and explosive/volatile fuels storage areas.
ERICO & Helios Power Solutions application engineers will design your lightning protection system to optimize protection against harmful strikes. Our LPSDsoftware utilizes the CVM to ensure that your ERICO DYNASPHERES have proper to placement for your facility. The placement and application of the ERICO SYSTEM 3000 is critical to ensure optimal protection is provided.Pentair’s unique computer aided design program enables easier, reliable application of the ERICO SYSTEM 3000, taking into account individual site parameters and the variables required to complete an optimal design using the CVM.
CVM accounts for much more than the Rolling Sphere Method (RSM). The RSM is based on the Electro Geometric Model for striking distance. CVM considers the height as well as the geometry of the objects on the structure.The Collection Volume Method defines the lightning “capture volume” of potential strike points on a structure. This method is used in conjunction with the ERICO SYSTEM 3000 lightning protection system but is equally applicable for the placement of conventional terminals.
Our dedicated engineers are available to provide support for all major lightning protection standards.
We offer not only the in-depth experience of the Helios team dating back over 25 years but also the worldwide resources of nVent ERICO to provide support for lightning and grounding protection solutions ranging from ensuring that products are applied correctly through to a complete design service. This service includes a proprietary software operated by Helios and a strong understanding of a variety of lightning protection standards and systems. Having these resources ensures that our clients have the right lightning protection solution every time.
We will consult with the client to obtain relevant details about the structure and services, then utilise the LP standard AS/NZS 1768 risk assessment calculator to determine the level of risk while also considering other factors so that a balanced decision can be made about the need for protection.