Surge Protection and an underestimated risk

This system consists of external lightning protection and internal surge protection. This

The purpose of an external lightning protection system

Light Protection System Diagram

  • Use of an air-termination system to intercept direct lightning strikes
  • Down-conductor system used to safely discharge a lightning current
  • Earth-termination system distributes the lightning current in the ground

Elements of surge protection systems

Building structure of the elements of a surge protection system

  • Separation distances
  • Earth-termination system
  • Down conductor
  • Lightning equipotential bonding (interconnecting all isolated conducting parts of the installation by means of surge protective devices)
  • Air-termination systems

Red/line power supply systems

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DEHN’s Red/Line® provides surge protective devices for installation into switchgear installations, meter mounting boards, distribution cabinets, cable ducts, socket outlets, and terminal equipment. It is a complete portfolio for protecting systems up to 1,000 VAC and 1,500 VDC against surges caused by atmospheric discharge and switching operations.

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IT systems – Yellow/Line

DEHN’s Yellow/Line  portfolio comprises surge protective devices for information technology devices and systems of buildings, process plants, and telecommunication systems.

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