Lightning protection
Lightning protection

Lightning strike protection for your wind turbines

Lightning protection for wind turbines is becoming an increasingly complex and important topic with the increased use of carbon fiber in rotor blades. Protect your turbines from lightning strikes and minimize the risk of severe damage.

Let’s come together to control lightning 

Lightning is one of nature's most common – and most destructive – spectacles. Around the world, there are over 3,000,000 flashes every day. That's around 44 strikes every second. And given that wind turbines are tall structures out in the open, they are especially prone to being struck by lightning.

 

Lightning strike protection on modern blades

What’s more, the increased use of carbon fiber in blades along with more and more electrical installations, such as de-icing systems, lights, sensors and communication systems, all intensify the havoc caused by lightning.

 

 

Production of lightning protection system for wind turbine rotor blades

Production of lightning protection systems for wind turbine blades

To tackle this complex issue of lightning strike protection, we at Polytech decided to bring all hands on deck. So we have put together a team of experts from a wide range of fields such as high voltage and electromagnetism to engineering design, simulation, lightning tests, production, implementation and inspection.

 

And because lightning protection needs to be implemented into the design of the blade, we work closely with blade designers to develop an individual solution for each blade.

 

This has made us leaders in lightning protection systems (LPS) for wind turbine blades. Lightning crashes – together, we’ll make sure your turbine doesn’t.

 

 

Your added value at a glance

  • Extensive in-house expertise
  • Highest quality standards
  • Sustainable solutions

 

 

You want to find out more about lightning protection systems for wind turbine rotor blades? Then take a look at our Virtual Expo or contact us!



Web by the friendly dotpeople