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Lightning is natural phenomena that can cause life and property damage and constantly changing, so lightning protection is important and need to be modern at all times (State of the Art) for maximum efficiency. Kumwell Research and Development Team following new technology for lightning protection in bringing to the research, production development include Solution for maximum lightning protection and deliver safety to society, Kumwell join the international research network such as International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICPL), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Asia-Pacific International on Lightning Protection (APL) and etc.
KEY of Kumwell Research
  • Present and Published many articles such as ICPL, CIGRE, IEEE and APL
  • Best Young Scientish Award form International Conference 2017 (APL 2017)
  • MOU with any government agencies such as Navy and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
  • Kumwell has the modern test room according to IEC 62561 standards only one in the ASEAN region.
  • Innovations
    • Smart Lightning Management System
    • Smart Ground Monitoring System
    • Electronic Ignitor for Exothermic Welding
Kumwell has moved forward to invest complete laboratorytesting equipment according to 7 parts of IEC 62561:2012Standard “Lightning Protection Component Series” (IEC 62561-1 Requirement for Connection components, IEC 62561-2 Requirement for Conductors and Earth Electrodes,IEC 62561-3 Requirement for Isolating Spark Gaps (ISG),IEC 62561-4 Requirement for Conductor Fasteners, IEC 62561-5 Requirementfor Earth Electrode InspectionHousings and Electrode Seals Concrete Inspection Pit, IEC 62561-6 Requirement for Lightning Strike Counters,IEC 62561-7 Requirement for Earthing Enhancing Compounds).
The testing equipment has composed of Environment Test(Humid Sulphurous Atmosphere Treatment and Salt MistTreatment), Mechanical Test (Tensile and CompressiveMachine), Electrical Test (Lightning Impulse High CurrentMachine and Contact Resistance Measurement Machine),SPD functional test cover all SPD application, AC power,communication, DC system which comply to IEC 61643-11,21, 31. A list of some of the existing equipment is below : 60 kA Lightning Impulse current generator, 10/350 μS and 8/20 μS use wave shape for LPS and SPD (Class I,II) testing,20 kV/10 kA Combination wave impulse generator for SPD class III testing, 10/700 μS ring wave generator for communi-cation SPD test, SO2 simulation environment chambercorrosion test, Salt spray simulation environment chamber test, Universal mechanical tensile test, Micro ohm contact resist50Hz 2000 A power source to ensure Kumwell componentsshall be manufactured and delivered high standard andquality product.