For five years SKYMAX TECHNOLOGIES worked on a project, creating a network of storm direction sensors in Kazakhstan. In 2019, we successfully set up a system for monitoring lightning activity here, developed in partnership with German colleagues.
It is the only lightning detection network capable of providing high-quality data. Precision in the detection of lightning and proper operation of warning systems are necessary in various situations to protect lives, to ensure the safety of work and outdoor activities, and to reduce the risk of damage to property or any equipment failure.
The development was named LINET System, which is patented and certified in Germany. The LINET system provides sufficient quality due to its intelligent antenna design and intelligent algorithms that determine high accuracy, as well as uniform detection efficiency up to 2.5 kA (kiloamper). The system can predict storm activity in a certain location 60 minutes before it begins to form.
The LINET view is an ideal application for observing weather-sensitive objects or operations. Meteorological services, energy suppliers, military and other various sectors also rely on LINET as a control and referral system. Airports use the LINET view to reduce to an absolute minimum the length of stops for turn-arounds. Air traffic control companies prefer the real-time storm tracking and forecasting (rTNT) algorithm from the SKYMAX TECHNOLOGIES to plan their operations accurately. Through separate areas of alert, users receive a warning two hours before the expected arrival of the storm. On oil rigs, LINET facilitates – in addition to general storm warnings – surveillance of air and water supply lines, coordination of outdoor work to prevent the dangers of lightning, and optimization of protection measures. Other sectors who can benefit from this technology include railway companies (a rail network), wind parks, pipeline or power line operators, the recreation industry, event organizers (open air), operators of weather-sensitive facilities, and all other weather-dependent sectors.