Protection - Early Streamer Emission (ESE) System
The Early Streamer Emission Systems (ESE) increases
the protection area when compared to a standard
lightning rod. The ESE lightning rod produces
an upward streamer that allows it to “capture”
the elctro-atmospheric discharge faster and
higher. This process increases the protection
radius of the lightning rod.
The Ingesco PDC-E has been designed to accumulate
the additional electric charge that is produced
between the clouds and earth while a storm is
developing. Just before the lightning strike,
this energy is released in the form of high
voltage pulses that ionises the air particles
around the device, generating the
upward streamer that intercepts the downward
path of the lightning and “captures” the discharge
over the protected building of facility to take
it to ground. The Ingesco PDC-E is the most
reliable lightning rod of it’s class which offers
intelligent performance: The ESE system only
works when there is a real risk of lightning
impact, lowering the risk of unnecessary discharges.
An ESE lightning protection system is made
* An ESE lightning conductor
and its extension Mast.
* Down conductor.
* A test point for each down
conductor to enable the earth resistance verification.
* An earthing system designed
to dissipate the lightning currents at the base
of the down conductor.
INGESC0© PDC-E has been submitted to numerous
tests and has obtained the following certifications:
* Electro-technical Laboratory
LABELEC certification of radius of protection
and standard UNE 21.186 fulfilment.
* Intensity test certification,
for overcoming the test of High Energy Wave
10/350 s made by Laboratory LABELEC (guarantees
conductivity after current impulses of 100 kA).
* High performance in rain
conditions certificate (insulation higher than
* Corrosion test certificate
(for humidity condensation with sulphur dioxide),
according the norm ENE-EN ISO 6988 (made by
* Environmental test certification,
according to UNE-EN 60068-2-52: saline fog test
and cyclic test (sodium chloride solution),
made by Laboratory LABELEC.
* Intensity test certification
(conductivity after electric current of 100
kA) for lightning protection systems components,
in accordance with UNE-EN 50.164-1, made by
* Extreme climate conditions
test certification (temperature range: -20 ºC
~ +60 ºC; relative humidity range: -10% ~ +
* BVQi product certification
nº ESPMDD004531, acknowledging conformity with
standard UNE 21.186 and UNE-EN 50.164-1 and
tests mentioned above.