The latest lightning protection solution developed by Duval Messien uses state-of-the-art technology incorporated in the Early Streamer Emission lightning conductor “Satelit 3”. This third generation of the Duval Messien “Satelit” range uses this technology to force the lightning strike to follow apredetermined path towards the earthing system.
As opposed to a Simple Rod Lightning Conductor, the Satelit 3 concept consists of polarising the lightning conductor tip with a voltage of between 35kV and 45 kV, synchronised with the progress of the descending tracer, and oftriggering an anticipated start for the ascending tracer.
Being always at the leading edge of technological advances, with its Satelit 3Duval Messien is once again offering a ground-breaking development byintroducing a remote system testing facility: the TeleTester-S3, thus providinga truly remarkable lightning protection solution with the Satelit 3 system. The Satelit 3 range comprises three models with different performance characteristics: the Satelit 3-25, the Satelit 3-45 and the Satelit 3-60.
- Satelit 3 has been designed around a 304L quality stainless steel shell inorder to guarantee high resistance to impacts, corrosion and chemical agents(hydrocarbons, acids….). It is perfectly suited for installation in chlorinatedenvironments, in high humidity climates or in exposed industrial sites.
- The electronic components selected for the Satelit 3 are completely protected inside an inert resin block. The spark gap, made of solid stainlesssteel, is designed to conduct currents greater than 180 kA.
- The Satelit 3 is powered by a NI-MH type battery, continuously rechargedby three indestructible, flexible solar cells, specially developed for Duval Messien. The heated encapsulation process used in manufacturing them ensures excellent tightness as well as improved protection against damage. Thefaces of each cell are made of Ethylene Tetra Fluoro-Ethylene (ETFE) copolymer material.
In order to meet both the requirements of existing legislationand the demands of the domestic and international markets, Duval Messien has conducted extensive research and rigoroustesting in perfecting the Satelit 3 lightning conductor (inaccordance with the NF C 17-102 standard).
Trials of Satelit 3 lightning conductors have been conductedin various countries by independent, approved laboratories, aswell as in France at the Bazet Test Centre (COFRAC approved) under Lloyd’s Register control (the certifier European body).