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The big, powerful storms that have rocked our nation in recent weeks have been damaging, dangerous, and scary.
Although these storms have been unusually strong and intense, thunderstorms are very common events. They occur about 16 million times a year and about 1,800 are happening in the world right now. The lightning in these thunderstorms is five times hotter than the sun and one bolt has enough electrical energy to power 200,000 homes.
It is important for businesses and mission critical facilities such as hospitals, data centers, and utilities, to safeguard their equipment against the significant damage that can be caused by the high frequency transient energy of lightning strikes.
Protection starts with a power quality monitor, such as the PowerXplorer PX5. This enables you to assess any lightning-generated voltage transient and any impact on the equipment.
To see an evaluation of the most common PQ occurrence during lightning storms, Dranetz invites you to read our online case study: