DDCE coverage

The following points will help you to understand how the coverage radius of the DDCE is calculated

  1. Calculated by the rolling sphere method and the angle method.
  2. The design rules marked in the DDCE installation manual must be followed.
  3. This radius is the coverage limit guaranteed by Dinnteco International and is calculated in compliance with all the requirements and demands of the UNE EN IEC 62305 standard.
  4. In the case of requiring protection levels defined in the different standards (Level I, II, III or IV), the protection radius of the DDCE and of all existing lightning protection systems will be as follows Level I (R=20 m), Level II (R=30 m) Level III (R=45 m) Level IV (R=60 m). In this case, the protection radius of the DDCE may also be 100 m, provided that the technical characteristics and regulatory requirements defined in the DDCE's Operating Instructions are met.
  5. The radius of coverage of the DDCE may be modified, depending on the type, design and environment of the structure to be protected, as well as the level of protection required by the regulations (Level I, II, III and IV).
  6. Protection designs with the DDCE must be made by official Dinnteco International installers and distributors.
  7. In the case of zone protection, a perimeter protection design will be made. In these cases, the radius of coverage of the DDCE will depend on the type, design and environment of the area to be protected.
  8. For heights of structures to be protected equal to or greater than 60 m, lateral protection must be provided in accordance with the requirements set out in the DDCE's installation manual.
  9. It must be taken into account that the DDCE is not capable of modifying natural atmospheric phenomena to such an extent that it prevents lightning from forming in the cloud and discharging into a point on the ground, but rather prevents the lightning from striking the structure or area it is protecting.