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Lightning Location Service

Track and record lightning activity before it affects your assets.

The Lightning Location System provided by EA Technology in partnership with Météorage plots lightning strikes in real-time, providing vital information for asset managers and safety warnings for personnel.

The live real-time system clearly distinguishes between inter-cloud and cloud-to-ground strikes and allows for the overlaying of networks to observe possible dangers to networks in real-time. With fifteen sensors in the UK and Ireland, more than 98% of strikes are detected across the UK and Ireland with a median location accuracy of 150m.

Available Services

  • Live Display – shows lightning activity in real-time. Functionalities include the creation of alert areas and display network information. Includes the one-hour prediction of a storm’s location and severity
  • Alarm Service – receive real-time information on confirmed storm risks and take all the necessary steps in time to ensure the safety of assets and people. Receive alarm messages as soon as the lightning activity is detected around your site and watch the advance of the storm, implementing your safety and operational procedures. Receive an end of alarm message once the risk has passed so normal activity can resume
  • Strike Survey – access to information on the presence, or not, of lightning strikes at a given time
    and place
  • Remote Counter – ideal for remote sites such as wind farms. Receive a map of lightning strikes on and around a defined site, allowing you to check and maintain sites after any lightning activity

Benefits

  • Protect personnel at risk in tall structure or exposed areas
  • Protect personnel against serious injury and loss of life
  • Deploy repair crews to threatened areas in advance, to reduce downtime
  • Analyse lightning-related damage for insurance claims
  • Allow asset managers to plan for approaching electrical storms
  • 25 years of historic lightning data can be used to assess the level of risk in specific areas to assist in the design and implantation of appropriate lightning protection measures

Features

  • Proven detection efficiency exceeding 98% of strikes in the UK and Ireland
  • Proven median location accuracy of less than 150m for UK and Ireland, with many strikes located to within 100m of the actual location
  • Relays data to subscribers in real time
  • Stores over 25 years of lightning data for forensic analysis and to identify areas at high risk
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David Russell
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