As a result of changing technology, railways are more likely to feel the devastations of a lightning strike than ever. Microprocessor-based equipment has increasingly replaced solid state technology and is highly susceptible to surges.
Many complications can arise from railway lightning strikes, including:
- Safety risks to personnel
- Damage to critical equipment
- Data corruption
- Operational downtime
As the railway industry continues to move toward more advanced products, effective lightning protection mitigation plans are a must to keep trains up and running and reduce lightning-induced transients.
Continue reading to learn three product lines that help minimize the risk of lightning damage to railways.