Transport

Lightning can affect transport in terms of traffic flows or during stopovers.

All modes of transport (air, sea, rail, road or river) are affected by lightning every year, and in some cases the accidents have proved fatal (explosion of oil tankers in France and the USA, plane crashes due to lightning during the landing phase etc.).

In the air transport sector, many airport managers and air companies want to maximise safety on the tarmac during refuelling and when managing flows of passengers and air crew. This is also a provision of the IATA regulations within its AHM (Airport Handling Manual), and features in the procedures followed by some airlines.

In the shipping sector, airport managers are also involved in unloading operations, where there is a risk to the personnel performing the work.

In the rail sector, many failures have been seen as a result of a thunderstorm (e.g. catenary lines weakened and electrical problems) and locating lightning strikes helps target those areas which need to be checked as part of preventive maintenance operations.

 

Our solutions:

 

  • Lightning alert which can send a warning message to the site in advance of an event.
  • Real-time display of strikes to grasp the extent of a problem and assess its movement.