In observance of National Lightning Safety Awareness week, June 24-30, 2012, PolyPhaser Inc.and Transtector Systems, part of Smiths Interconnect’s Power Business Unit, are emphasizing the importance of surge protection for personal safety and protection of assets.
Lightning Safety Week, promoted by the National Weather Service, attempts to raise awareness for one of the deadliest weather phenomena peaking during the summer season. According to the National Fire Protection Association, annually an estimated 24,600 fires are started by lightning, causing on average 12 civilian deaths, 47 injuries and $407 million in direct property damage.
PolyPhaser Inc., global manufacturer of proprietary radio frequency (RF) surge protection solutions and Transtector Systems, specialist in fast-acting, non-degrading silicon avalanche diode technology are globally recognized lightning and surge protection experts. Engineers from both companies are members of and regularly contribute to surge protection standards within IEEE, IEC, ANSI, AREMA and UL.
“Lightning is a naturally occurring event that we cannot influence. However, a proper surge protection and grounding system can divert or absorb the damaging energy of a lightning strike, making it an essential part of any effective facility safety design”, reminds Andrew Dawson, VP of Engineering.
About PolyPhaser | Transtector PolyPhaser | Transtector Systems lead the industry with a comprehensive product portfolio and specialized expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of RF, AC, DC, data and signal surge protection, communications power cabinets, EMP protection and power quality engineering services. PolyPhaser | Transtector Systems provide valuable end-to-end power and signal integrity solutions for markets that include telecommunications, medical imaging, transportation, energy, security and the military.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a world leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.