High Voltage Laboratory
According to the NF C 17-102 , September 2011, Annex C standard, the ESE air terminals must be tested in HV Lab (calculation of the advanced triggering time Δt). The high voltage laboratory includes the following equipment:
These two generators fed a plate positioned above the air terminal being tested.
Real Lightning Conditions test campaigns
These test campaigns were originally developed in close cooperation with a team of engineers from the Atomic Energy Commission (C.E.A.), Universities, Research Centers and private partners. These test campaigns provide a wealth of experience in the field of lightning phenomena. In order to gather as much data as possible, the tests were performed in America, Europe and Asia, with each location providing very different lightning conditions.
In 2015, the new International Lightning Research Center of Jatiluhur – Indonesia was inaugurated Test campaigns have provided invaluable data to the Lightning Innovation and Research Institute LiRi engineering team, including :
Lightning physics research
The LiRi scientists regularly release innovative articles during major lightning International Conferences, especially on real lightning test campaign findings.
To address the complexity of the lightning phenomenon, the LiRI has built several training and certification programs. It ranges from the educational program for general public to highly technical engineering courses for construction experts.
The Lightning Innovation and Research Institute LiRi is also involved in French, European and international standard committees, sharing its expertise to keep on improving lightning protection systems safety and performances.