Streamer product manager spoke at conference in Brazil18.10.2019
The event is organized by the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of Sao Paulo. It covers all aspects related to lightning, including physics and characteristics of lightning, measurements, simulation methods, detection and positioning systems, grounding, protection methods and accidents and damage associated with this phenomenon.
In total, about 180 people from Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Japan, Sweden, Malaysia, China, South Africa, USA, Canada, Russia, Colombia and Brazil took part in SIPDA. Among them there were academics and students, representatives of networks and manufacturers of protective equipment.
There were world-famous lightning researches: prof. Alexandre Piantini (Brazil), prof. William A. Chisholm (Canada), prof. Vernon Cooray (Sweden), prof. Masaru Ishii (Japan), prof. Carlo A. Nucci (Italy), prof. Farhad Rachidi (Switzerland),prof. Vladimir Rakov (USA).
Mikheil Zhitenev presented a report by Streamer's researcher Dmitry Belko on the development of a unique software that is designed to help energy companies detect the most vulnerable areas of lines, find the best protection means and arrange them on the line.
Thus users can find an effective method of protection for an affordable budget.
"The problem is in the point that current methods and software solutions are very demanding to the user in terms of understanding the problem, knowledge of equipment and of course licenses for several expensive programs at once. At the same time, the majority of users need not high accuracy of calculation but specific solutions for existing problems without long study of the problem and methods. Thus, software developed by Dmitry provides the user with an opportunity to switch from a scientific calculator to a regular one, and everyone can use a regular calculator. The community of academics has accepted simplifications not too keen, but network engineers who face similar problems every day eagerly accepted the proposed solution”, - comments the product manager.
As a part of the SIPDA conference closing ceremony the organizers gave Mikhail Zhitenev a floor to receive the baton and invite participants to the Russian Conference on Lightning Protection, which will be held in April 2020 in St. Petersburg. Many speakers are currently preparing reports for it.