Without proper protection, electrical equipment can sustain severe damage from a switching event or a lightning strike. If either causes a major outage, a company’s operations will cease. To protect distribution and transmission equipment, a surge arrestor is a perfect solution.
Unlike a surge protector that’s commonly used in homes, a surge arrestor is for commercial and industrial equipment. Rather than take a risk, multiple industries rely on the protection of a surge arrestor.
Designed to Protect
While a surge arrestor doesn’t protect a conductor from direct lightning strikes, it does act as a barrier against the electrical transients they produce when close to a conductor. That means the surge arrestor protects against the induced transient characteristics of a strike as opposed to a strike’s electrification.
For internal high-voltage fault switching, a surge arrestor is just as efficient. Although this event isn’t as powerful or destructive as a direct lightning strike, it too can cause severe damage.
At Comptus, we supply our customers with the most advanced products available. That includes a surge arrestor. You can choose from a two- or four-wire device for pole or wall mounting. Give us a call for more information about surge arrestors.