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The importance of surge protection in the lightning protection arena

21st November 2019 By Ivan Grobbelaar, Senior Engineer, DEHN Africa In order to understand the need for surge protection, it is important to understand how lightning causes damage. The sources of lightning damage are quite different, and we use different types of mitigation techniques and equipment to protect... 

DEHN Africa provides 3D laser scanning services for designing lightning protection measures and recording and digitalising existing structures

23rd October 2019 3D laser scanning, which can be used to capture real world information, delivers many benefits for industrial and engineering projects, providing precise and reliable data which allows for improved planning and scheduling. Without physically touching what is being measured, 3D laser scanning... 

Next CPD-accredited DEHNacademy course

23rd October 2019 Hano Oelofse, managing director at DEHN Africa, says, “This practical seminar is a true value-add for engineers and consultants, and will take place on 21 and 22 November as part of DEHNacademy, the training wing of DEHNAfrica. The course will provide successful candidates with two CPD points.... 

A first in the market: ACI technology by DEHN redefines device safety

3rd October 2019 In an ideal world, electrical systems should be constantly available. At the same time, both in South Africa and overseas, we are seeing ongoing transitions around power supplies. DEHN’s new Advanced Circuit Interruption (ACI) technology, however, is well-equipped to deal with the issues being... 

DEHN Africa Senior Engineer attains Professional Engineer status

4th September 2019 It is important that engineers register in their different disciplines in order to promote public safety. The recent qualification of DEHN Africa’s Senior Engineer, Ivan Grobbelaar, as a Professional Engineer underscores DEHN’s commitment to responsibility and the best interests of the general... 

DEHNdetect keeps you informed and protects wind turbines from failure

27th August 2019 Lightning damage frequently remains undetected in wind turbines, as it often does not lead to the immediate failure of the system. Upward lightning – or ground-to-cloud lightning - with an initial long stroke current of only a few hundred A is the chief cause of damage such as melting on the... 
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