nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical
connection and protection solutions, today announced the launch of its
nVent ERICO Lightning
Registration System, which records and
instantly reports a strike occurrence and its severity experienced by
onshore and offshore wind turbines.
A Better, Faster Way
Currently, most lightning registration
systems record the strike on a card that must be sent off-site to a
third party for a reading, which can take days or even weeks. The nVent
ERICO Lightning Registration System is designed for ultimate ease of use
in the field. It features the Lightning Card, Card Holder and Card
Reader. The card fits in the holder which attaches to the turbine blade
down conductor using ordinary cable ties. The Lightning Card is
calibrated to measure up to 300 kiloamps (kA) of current and has its own
serial number so data can be associated to specific locations and
The Card Reader is then used to determine the maximum current to which a
card has been exposed. The reader adapts to most smartphones and tablets
and interfaces with an nVent app for Apple®* and Android™*. Turbine
technicians can quickly pull a card from its holder, swipe the card
using the reader, and know the magnitude of the peak strike in a matter
of seconds, all on site.
“By making lightning registration mobile, nVent is helping wind farm
operators prioritize maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) workflows
and minimize costs,” said Matt Flemming, vice president, nVent ERICO &
Extremely Accurate Readings
With the Lightning Registration
System, users are assured their data is highly accurate within ±20
percent of the actual peak strike. By knowing the severity of the
strike, maintenance teams can make better informed decisions about
turbine upkeep. Consider that 91 percent of all lightning strikes are
about 10 kA of current, with more powerful strikes registering 100 kA
and above, this data helps users to better understand how much energy
the structure and its components may have absorbed.
your local nVent ERICO representative to see the Lightning
Registration System in action and to discuss strategies for streamlining
turbine inspection. Product details are available at nVent.com/ERICO
where visitors can also check out digital and mechanical lightning event
counters for recording the quantity, hour and date of lightning strikes.
Download nVent ERICO Lightning Registration System media assets here.
*Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
nVent is a leading global provider of electrical
connection and protection solutions. We believe our inventive electrical
solutions enable safer systems and ensure a more secure world. We
design, manufacture, market, install and service high-performance
products and solutions that connect and protect some of the world’s most
sensitive equipment, buildings and critical processes. We offer a
comprehensive range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening
and thermal management solutions across industry-leading brands that are
recognized globally for quality, reliability and innovation. Our
principal office is in London, United Kingdom, and our management office
in the United States is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our robust portfolio
of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and
includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER.
nVent, CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER are trademarks
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