W.J. Furse & Co Ltd is a world leader in the design and manufacture of earthing and lightning protection systems and has a proven track record spanning over one hundred years.
To stay in business for 100 years is truly a great achievement, but to do it in a century that has seen such unprecedented social and technological change is almost a miracle. Yet through all that the century could throw at it, including two world wars, Furse has remained a constant force in an unpredictable world.
Experience gained on a range of projects - from stock exchanges to schools, royal palaces to oil refineries.
Transient overvoltages are very short duration increases in voltage, between two or more conductors. Though short, the effects they can have on components and solid state circuitry of modern electronic systems can be, quite literally, devastating.
Most modern electronic systems are sensitive to the effects of transient overvoltages:
Computers, telecommunications equipment, PBX, control and instrumentation systems, telemetry, programmable logic controllers and closed circuit TV systems. In fact any piece of equipment, incorporating sensitive electronic components is at risk - and this includes many uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS).
Transient overvoltages ('surges', 'spikes' etc) have two main causes:
The secondary effects of lightning - affecting both mains power supplies and data, signal or communication lines
Electrical switching events - primarily affecting mains power supplies
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