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Rail Components Catalog Track Products Lightning Protection Equipment

Rail Industry Component:
ERICO: Surge & Lightning Protection


ERICO provides three systems for capturing lightning energy. As a global solution provider ERICO supports the global market with products and expertise suitable for the challenges and specific requirements for each market to provide guidance and optimal lightning protection solutions. Some structures are more suited to the traditional conventional lightning protection – designs that require protection via complete building structure bonding. Other structures are more suited to an alternative method. Whatever the application or protection problem presented, ERICO offers a solution.ERICO SYSTEM 1000: Designed and tested to NFC, 17-102, the air terminals are constructed from 304 stainless steel and designed to be suitable for most environments. A variety of down conductor systems, including tape, cable, smooth-weave, isolated down conductor (ISODC) and ERICO ERICORE conductor.ERICO SYSTEM 2000: Series of air terminals, down-conductors and fittings are in accordance with national and international standards such as Australian-AS1768, SingaporeanCP33, IEC/EN 62305-3 and USA-NFPA 780. ERICO SYSTEM 2000 offers a wide range of air terminals, mounting bases, cable connectors and fasteners. The air termination components and fittings are available in copper and aluminum. Down conductors are available as stranded or flat-tape construction.ERICO SYSTEM 3000: ERICO is dedicated to providing the best lightning protection solution for any given application, whether this involves the use of the standards compliant ERICO SYSTEM 2000, ERICO SYSTEM 3000 or a hybrid design utilizing a combination of both system types. ERICO has developed SYSTEM 3000 advanced lightning protection system. This innovative system has been used in over 15,000 installations, including some of the most vulnerable buildings in the world. ERICO aims to provide the best solution for any given application.Lightning transients and surges are a major cause of expensive electronic equipment failure and downtime for global railways. The EPD family of power surge protection devices offers economical and reliable protection from power transients with the convenience of easy installation. EPD’s are expressly designed for the unique electrical, mechanical, and environmental requirements of the railway sector.