Lightning Tests

Lightning Tests

Every year, average 400 people die in America due to lightning. Likewise, more than two thousand people are injured every year. The death rate in lightning strikes is 30 percent and 70 percent of survivors suffer severe burns. People most affected by lightning strikes are those who are usually outdoors, such as hikers, campers, field workers, construction workers, golfers and hunters.

Electric current is the movement of electric charge from one point to the other. If there is a potential difference between these two points, the current moves. This potential difference is measured in volts. The intensity of the current is measured in amperes. The voltage of the alternating current used in homes is 220 volts, and the voltage of the alternating current used in the industry is 380 volts. The higher the amount of tension, the more dangerous the person's safety is.

The lightning event is the discharge of natural atmospheric electricity between positive and negative charges in the atmosphere. The heated low air is pushed up by an incoming layer of cold air. Meanwhile, the positive and negative charges in the clouds are separated. In this case, negative charges collected at the base of the cloud attract positive charges found in the seas and on land. At this moment, the positive charge on the ground rises up to a third of the light and flashes.

The risk of death from direct lightning strikes is very high. Contact of the lightning currents to the body creates a flame burn at the point of contact. The currents reflected from the ground disrupt the heart rhythm and stop the blood flow.

The current legal regulations and the relevant standards published by many domestic and foreign organizations are taken into consideration during the electrical test studies. Our company conducts lightning tests within the frame of electrical tests in line with the needs of the enterprises.

In the meantime, our company complies with the TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 Standard for the Adequacy of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. From ÖSAS Accreditation Agency has been accredited and serves within this framework.