Protecting the valuable equipment that is used for the industrial production of products and services is important to nearly every industry. The minimization of operating costs through the extension of the useful life spans of critical components will be achieved in various ways depending on the industry, but the process of protecting components takes on similarities across nearly any industrial installation. Shielding equipment from the weather and damage as a result of tampering may be as simple as placing it into street cabinets that are robust enough to provide protection against the harshest climates. Shielding equipment from surge related damage is more complex, and the levels of protection that are achievable will generally be dictated by the precision of the installation of SPDs, and the technological level of the devices themselves. Quite simply, all SPDs are not created equal, and the utilization of a technologically advanced SPD may be the difference between the loss or salvation of millions of dollars in equipment.
Lightning strikes without warning, and can have an astounding impact. Storms and natural weather patterns produce lightning, and no place is immune to the potential of a strike. Industrial installations actually exacerbate the problem of lightning strike damage due to their being natural attractants. Installations are typically remote, often not surrounded by taller structures, and made from materials that attract lightning strikes. Because of the very nature of the typical industrial location, lightning strikes to towers and equipment are expected. The minimization of damage as a result of these expected strikes is the key to running a profitable business in many industries like alternative energy production and telecommunications. These industries involve isolated structures that will attract lightning strikes in the form of cell towers and windmills, as well as solar panels positioned across vast empty and unobstructed fields. All of these industries have a similar configuration involving expensive control equipment that is easily damaged by electrical transients being connected directly to these structures, if not inside them. Lightning strikes to the structures themselves will produce damage in the form of destroyed wind turbine blades and tower damage, but this is not the source of the majority of repair and replacement cost. That cost comes from repairing damage to the circuitry of the attached equipment when the surge produced by the strike overloads them. Electrical overload can not only burn out circuitry, but also produce explosions and fire that damages nearby structures and equipment itself. Prevention of the associated surge from reaching the equipment is the only method of protection that will eliminate costly repair and replacement costs over time, which is why the more technologically advanced SPDs from Raycap make so much sense. Installed at critical points as well as in redundant positions, these surge protective devices will provide a level of protection that is unmatched, and will also save in maintenance costs associated with replacing the devices after a surge event. Raycap Strikesorb SPDs do not need module replacements or resetting ever, and will continue to provide protection for your most crucial components 24 hours a day, against even the most powerful surges.