Line Lightning Protection with LLPDd69z for NGCP in Pampanga, Philippines.25.02.2021
Before the tower installation, it's crucial to check air gaps in the LLPDs' sets; if the air gaps are not within the given limits, they should be adjusted.
And then, we were ready for the main scene. One tower installation took approximately 45 minutes, starting from the tower's preparation until the linemen's egress from the tower. The LLPD's installation took only about 5 minutes, from hoisting it up and installing it considering that the LLPD's were already pre-assembled.
Our local Streamer's partner shared with us that:
"During actual installations, NGCP's linemen commented that LLPD's were easy to install, given the fact that Streamer's LLPDs were installed directly as a replacement for their existing insulators. They were curious about the product, and after explaining the principle behind the product, they felt that LLPDs could be of great help to their system by lessening if not eliminating the problems caused by lightning.
Some of the crew members were brought in from other districts as augmentation units for our installation. After appreciating the benefits that can be derived from our LLPDs, they promised to share their experience with their district supervisors. We had handed some of our brochures as reference.
One of the most common remarks we got from NGCP's crew during our installation – they realized that our LLPD is a 2 in 1 product, it works as a lightning arrester and an insulator at the same time, making it easier for them to install."