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Nov 21

IEC TC81 MT 17 meeting in Austria

The second meeting of Working Group 17 in charge of storm detectors was held in Vienna on the premises of ALDIS, the Austrian Storm Detection Network ( SEFTIM is the leader of this working group.
The aim of the working group is to publish edition 2 of IEC62793 (Thunderstorm Warning System) for storm detectors (networked: LLS …

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Nov 14

17th APF forum (French Lightning Protection Association)

The now-traditional forum of the APF was an opportunity to bring together the various stakeholders in the field of lightning protection for a day of presentations and debates.  SEFTIM as moderator of the group in charge of the project, presented the progress of the “The lightning protection guide for individual housing” a normative document which …

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Nov 10

Participation at INDIA NUCLEAR ENERGY 2017 in Mumbai INDIA

Following its development in India, SEFTIM participated this year at INE 2017 from 9th to 11th November, devoted to the nuclear industry in India (Nehru Center Mumbai). SEFTIM was present on the French pavilion organized by Business France.
See attached  the catalog extract concerning SEFTIM.INE2017catalog_SEFTIM
The following companies were present at the show: ANDRA (industrial mission concerning, …

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Oct 24

Seminars in China

The working groups meeting of the IEC Surge Protective Device Committee (37A) in Chengdu (Sichuan) was also an opportunity to participate in two major events in China.
From 16 to 20 October, working groups 3 (application guide for LV surge arresters), 4 (telecom surge arresters), 5 (LV surge arresters) and 9 (new projects) met in Chengdu …

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Sep 19

International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems ICLPS 2017

From 18 to 19 September, in Ljubljana (Slovenia), under the CIGRE organization, a 2-day conference on the impact of lightning on power systems. After two guest lectures various topics were discussed since the importance of thunderstorm detection networks, the experiment on HT surge arresters online, lightning ground measurement at the foot of pylons to transformer …

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Aug 12

Mission to India

From August 1 to 11, 2-day workshops were held in different Indian cities:
2nd and 3rd August – Mumbai
4th and 5th August – Chennai
8th and 9th August – Bangalore
10th and 11th August – Delhi
This 2-day workshop organised by S.Gopa Kumar of CAPE Electric and K.V.Varadharajan of LPCI (LP Consultants International ), was designed to cover …

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Jul 14

TC81 Adhoc 19 meeting in Washington DC

From July 12 to 14, 2017, Adhoc Group 19 of the IEC Lightning Protection Committee (81) was held at the headquarters of the American National Standards Institute Headquarters ( in Washington DC on the initiative of the host Mitch Guthrie (USA).
As a reminder, this group was formed at the last plenary meeting of the Committee …

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Mar 05

Launch of SEFTIM Brazil

The SEFTIM family grows with the opening of SEFTIM Brazil. The goal is to meet the important needs of this country with severe thunderstorm and also to radiate throughout the region for lightning needs in Spanish and of course Portuguese speaking countries.
Another objective is also to develop our EMC actions outside France thanks to the …

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Oct 20

Publication of a reference book regarding photovoltaic applications (in French only)

The book from Gérard Moine specialist in PV applications) « L’électrification solaire photovoltaïque : systèmes autonomes, hybrides, mini réseaux » has just been published and cand be purchased at
The code « SSF2016 » allows to send back 5% of the total to the ONG «Solaire Sans Frontières».

Jul 28

Activity outside of France

Thanks to SEFTIM entities outside of France many lightning studies are done worldwide. Of course, it is generally not possible to list them all as the result of the study belongs exclusively to our custoemrs. Two typical studies have been performed recently :

SEFTIM Indian Ocean : study for a power plant in Madagascar. The methodology is similar …

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