Still last year LAPP Insulators acted as intermediaries in negotiations with a Westnetz German distribution company which was interested in the improvement of reliability of operation of their overhead transmission lines. For the pilot installation 36 SAd35z Line Lightning Protection Devices were purchased.

    These devices were installed on six poles chosen by the German Party; these poles required the lightning protection most of all.

    The first results of the project can be summed up after a year because the season of the thunderstorm activity in Germany is almost over now.

    Nevertheless, the changeover from negotiations to the real pilot installation of the devices on operated power transmission lines in this European country is already a big success for Streamer.

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