The adventure has started with training the linemen who will be later mounting the LLPDs on the power line. In total, it was five teams with eight workers in each. We held a practical workshop at Pampanga Substation's warehouse. During the training, we presented the principle of LLPD – the EasyQuench system and focused on the features essential for the installation and maintenance crew.
In this chapter, you can find the Frequently Asked Questions on LLPD, inspired by our customers. We hope that the comprehensive answers will be useful for anyone interested in the lightning protection of overhead lines.
Prior to the large tender awarded by TNB to Streamer Electric AG, we conducted on-site trainings for the LLPD dM35z installation. The purpose of this activity was to educate the end-user personal for proper installation of LLPDs and selecting the most suitable accessories for each tower. The onsite training was conducted in four different cities: Selangor, Johor, Perak, and Kedah.
And here one more successful LLPD-project from China where Streamer has equipped 2 power lines with 150 pieces of Line Lightning Protection Devices 11kV for direct lightning protection, SAd10z and 100pcs for indirect lightning protection SAi10z inHuabei Oilfield Erlenhot Branch (Erenhot, Inner Mongolia).
Ha Giang is a mountainous province with a complex topography and experiences extremely high lightning density during the thunderstorm season. 110 kV lines in the province mostly pass through mountainous terrain, many rivers, and streams, so breaks of the line wires due to lightning, are not uncommon. Most of the problem areas are concentrated in areas such as the Nam Ngan hydroelectric power plant and the city of Viet Kuang. Installation of innovative lightning protection devices to provide the region with uninterrupted power supply was necessary.
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Installation of a new type of LLPDs on the line in Indonesia has been completed in February 2020. Streamer and representatives of the Indonesian PLN power system will be testing the equipment for two years with the assistance of the friendly Bandung Institute in the name of professor Reynaldo Zoro and his team. This will result in open reports and presentations with the recommendations for use.
The 50th Anniversary World Economic Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland, from January 20 to 24, 2020. As part of the event various thematic meetings and discussions were organized and they were also attended by representatives of JSC Streamer - Ivan Zhitenev and Dmitry Terekhin.
Last week, the International Forum "Power Grids-2019" supported by PJSC Rosseti has come to an end. Streamer traditionally participates in it. The International Forum took place from 3rd to 6th December in Moscow and gathered about 20 thousand professionals in the field of electric energy - from engineers to senior executives.
In the beginning of December, we took part in the Latin American exhibition FISE (Feria Internacional del sector eléctrico) - the International electrical equipment fair. This is an industry event where the leading companies in electric power and related sectors meet.
A meeting of Ivan Zhitenev, President of Streamer Electric AG, and Üli Maurer, President of Switzerland, took place in the Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow on November 21st, 2019. We asked Ivan Zhitenev to tell us about the course of the meeting and to share any interesting observations.