Early Steamer Emission (ESE)

LYTECH E.S.E. Lightning Protection System LYTECH E.S.E. (Early Streamer Emission) Lightning Air Terminal meets the requirements under NFC 17-102 standards and is tested by International Accredited laboratory. The terminal is made from stainless steel which provides protection against corrosion and it does not require any power supply for its operation and is non-radioactive.The product consist of 3 parts; Air Terminal, Ion Generator and Roof Connection Pipe. The Ion Generator is located in a special section inside the stainless steel body and as the atmospheric electric field rises during lightning storm, the generator becomes active and ionizes surrounding air by generating an upward leader.

It produces early streamers to capture lightning at an earlier stage thus creating a preferred strike point for lightning. This process provide a safe and efficient method for controlling dangerous lightning energy by capturing it at a preferred point.

Early Streamer Emission Principles
The LYTECH E.S.E. Air Terminal uses the occurring electrical field to release a timely upward leader. This process is a safe and efficient method of capturing dangerous lightning energy at a preferred point.

As a thunder storm gather above the ambient electrical field surroundings, the terminal begins to rise in voltage. As the down leader approaches towards the protected area, there is a rapid increase in the electric field which initiates the triggering of an upward streamer from the terminal.

The use of an E.S.E. Air Terminal protects a larger or enhanced area compared to a conventional rod. With the release of the upward streamer from the finial tip earlier than other competing structural points, the terminal becomes a preferred point for the capture of the lightning discharge within the protected area.

Combination of Principles
We combine the Early Streamer Emission system with conventional lightning protection system to achieve maximum protection especially for areas that are unable to be protected theoretically by the conventional system.

E.S.E Air Terminals
The Air terminal is made from stainless steel which provides protection against corrosion. E.S.E Lightning Air Terminal meets the requirements under NFC 17-102 standards.
Lightning Strike Counter
The Lightning Strikes’ count are monitored by LYTECH LEC, which is able to give some information about the intensity of the lightning occurrence in the area.
Masts and Bases
Made from Hot Dipped Galvanised and Aluminium. It is commonly used for mounting E.S.E air terminal. Other materials and lengths are available upon request.
E.S.E Tester
The tester is used during our regular maintenance sysle to ensure that the E.S.E. terminal is always functioning properly.
Flat tape
Our flat tape conductor consists of soft annealed copper tape of minimum 99.98% copper purity and aluminium tape which meets the IEC 62561-1 standars.
Square Clamp
Made from gunmetal. Clamps are available for Circular Cable system.

Conductor Saddle – Flat Conductor
Made from gunmetal or high quality PVC. Other conductor dimensions are available upon request.
Test Clamp
Made from gunmetal. Clamps are available for flat tape systme and circular cable system.