JSC IDGC of Center and Volga Region has received a patent for utility model, the registrar of lightning current

JSC "IDGC of Center and Volga Region" has received a patent for utility model "Device registration current of lightning." The new development will improve the reliability of overhead power lines during thunderstorms.

Information about registering a patent was published September 10, 2012 on the official website of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of the Russian Federation. 

Work on the current registrar of lightning was conducted in June and December 2011, after which the five prototypes of the device went into a branch of "UdmurtEnergo" test under real conditions.

At present, the intensity of storm activity is determined by the average duration of a regional map of thunderstorms in hours. These maps are produced according to the Hydrometeorological long-term observations. Rating lightning-proof, using the intensity of storm activity, determined by the duration of the storms in hours, get very rough and do not meet modern design and operation of overhead.

Lightning current registrar (RTM) allows you to record the amplitude and shape of the current pulse flowing through the leg by hit by the lightning. Unique design allows easy attachment RTM on a support and an autonomous work throughout the storm season without having to replace the power supply. Data obtained from UBC is read and processed by a personal computer. On this basis, one can qualitatively assess the intensity of storm activity and conclude necessary measures to improve reliability lightning overhead.

"The model was developed under the program of innovation development company until 2016, — says the head of technical development department of JSC "IDGC of Center and Volga Region" Valery Titov.- The new device — it’s just one of the high-tech development, we are implementing together with the leading domestic manufacturers in "Scientific research and experimental development (R & D). "

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