Electrical and power engineering

Lightning protection

 

 

Lightning protection

VUM has developed a program for designing and reviewing external lightning protection systems using the rolling sphere method (LPED – Lightning Protection Evaluation and Design). The program was designed with MATLAB and enables the 3-dimensional representation of the rolling spheres, protected areas and protected objects. It also provides a clear 2-dimensional floor plan representation.

Our services

  • Checking the external lightning protection system of high-voltage systems and high-voltage overhead lines according to the applicable standards and guidelines:
    • ÖVE ÖNORM EN61936-1 (power installations with nominal AC voltages over 1 kV, part 1: general provisions)
    • ÖVE ÖNORM EN 62305-3 (lightning protection, part 3: protection of structures and people)
    • ÖVE R 1000-2 (essential requirements for electrical systems, part 2: lightning protection systems)
    • ÖVE R 1000-3 (essential requirements for electrical systems, part 3: high-voltage systems)
  • Verification of the dimensions of high-voltage systems and the external lightning protection system using terrestrial laser scanning
  • Development of lightning protection measures and support in the planning of external lightning protection systems