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Design and installation of lightning protection systems

The Zanocco s.a.s. company offers qualified personnel to design and  install of LPS (Lightning Protection Systems) adopting innovative solutions applied to lightning protection, in collaboration with the company SIPF.

The innovative system is not only a way to ensure lightning protection system but is an entire and complex solution in the world of lightning protection, a way of going out of the usual schemes, more flexible, more secure, simpler, faster and qualitatively superior. It's a system of lightning protection that was born on the field, but follows the state-of-the-art rule in accordance with IEC 62305/14. It is usually designed using the rolling sphere method and the protection angle method. It prefers the capture by crossed meshes, using an aldrey rope of 70 sq mm section made of aluminum, silicon and magnesium , as the main conductor for the plants. In addition to the rope there are other collection devices such as rods, antennas, cables and the metal structure of the building itself .
All capture systems are interconnected at the roof level to ensure the distribution of the lightning current, and the equipotentiality of all the metal parts.
The whole system allows to reach an improved efficiency in lightning protection systems.
It allows freedom of movement, it doesn’t need supports, it ‘s built with high quality materials, it is born as an isolated system, but its versatility makes it particularly interesting for all structures.
It doesn’t increase weigh of the structures. It has an electrical conductivity five times higher than galvanized steel, it does not undergo aggression by atmospheric agents and it has a building time highly shorter in comparison with traditional systems.

In particularly sensitive systems , such as photovoltaic, it is always advisable to take measures against overvoltage and check if the entire system is subject to direct lightning.
The conditions of the funding for the incentives to implement these systems lead to consider the optimal investment only if maintenance is minimized and the equipments in the system are extremely reliable. Weather events can destroy this balance and should be considered, both from the structural point of view for wind, hail or other, but also for electrical problems generated by lightning.

he system is complete when in the system is planned a suitable internal protection which has the purpose to avoid the occurrence of dangerous discharges inside the structure, that must be protected during the passage of the lightning current over the LPS or inside the metallic components of the structure . The installation of surge dischargers (SPD) in the system and a correct potential equalization and / or electrical insulation, drastically reduces the possibility of an overvoltage to damage the electrical and electronic equipments, but for this it is extremely important the proper installation and the right sizing of the dischargers.

The company Zanocco offers a top service in terms of design and sizing of all the equipments needed to the complete system realization.

A state-of-the-art surge protection is a definitive solution

Some types of dischargers

Foundation Earthing system

Some typical installation