Lightning Warning Solutions in Maritime

Are you at a high risk of being affected by lightning?

Lightning in the sky

 

Accidents caused by lightning can be devastating, and therefore, monitoring the weather is critical for keeping personnel safe and operations running at an optimal level. Today, advanced weather monitoring and warning systems provide critical data for planning, evaluating risks, protecting life and property, and improving efficiency. These systems provide lightning information even when no radar is present, allowing you to understand weather conditions and take action.

Why do I need lightning data?

Lightning strikes at sea

 

Lightning is an indication of extreme weather and poses an operational safety hazard for your business, and it puts you at risk for loss of revenue during downtime. A lightning detection system can help minimize downtime, but only if there are no false alarms. Terminal and platform operations are at risk of losing thousands of dollars per minute, or more, if operations are stopped!

Implementing a lightning warning system that supplies reliable data results in a successful program, with information you and your employees can trust. You can’t afford to stop operations when lightning is not a real threat.

 

Benefits of lightning data warning system

Minimize operational downtime

Maintain route schedules and loading/offloading

Plan your operations ahead of time

Develop a safety plan for storm situations

Communicate and show your corporate safety values

Improve your operational safety and efficiency

Vaisala offers the most accurate and trusted lightning detection information in the world, whether you choose a network-based thunderstorm monitoring and alerting system, or a lightning sensor(s) to detect lightning and provide alerts.

Choose Vaisala for your Maritime Lightning Operations

1st

Vaisala established the first global lightning network for customers to receive lightning data anywhere, at any time in the world.

90
%

of meteorology offices in the world choose Vaisala lightning data to improve the safety of their communities during severe storms.

Over
1000

scientific references on Vaisala lightning detection technology.

Over
30
yrs

Vaisala’s lightning information services are based on over 30 years of experience in operating lightning networks and providing lightning data services from our data centers.

Vaisala Lightning Warning System

Managing operations on an offshore platform, or within a port or harbor, includes dealing with weather impacts. Thunderstorms and lightning, for example, pose a risk to your operations, and the risk varies depending on the materials being transported or handled, the location of ​the terminal, the number of workers conducting operations, and local meteorology. Monitoring the weather during loading, unloading, or even routine procedures is critical for keeping personnel safe and assets protected. Accidents caused by lightning can be devastating, and therefore, monitoring the weather is critical for keeping personnel safe and operations running at an optimal level.

​​​Today, advanced weather monitoring and warning systems provide critical data for planning and optimizing operations, evaluating risks, protecting life and property, efficient management of assets, and operations support. 

Vaisala lightning solutions are built on 80 years of proven weather measurement technology. Whether you choose a network-based thunderstorm monitoring and alerting system, or a lightning sensor(s) to detect lightning and provide alerts, Vaisala solutions help you make informed decisions during critical weather situations.

Web-based Lightning Solutions

Vaisala Thunderstorm Manager is a web-based display used to track and alert about approaching storms in real time. It provides:

  • Highest possible lightning detection performance
  • Three levels of alerts, sent to wherever you are
  • Global lightning coverage, even over oceans
  • No local equipment removes worry about installation restrictions and interferences from the environment

 

Single Point Sensors

A single point lightning sensor is used for local monitoring, where equipment is installed at your location. Vaisala’s TSS928 Single Point Lightning Sensor provides:

  • Alerts and warnings, including audible and visual alarms
  • Superior detection accuracy with the lowest false alarm rate among single point sensors
  • Independent observation system, no Internet or other remote access needed
  • Ability to integrate into maritime weather observation systems

Lightning warning system products

Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 is data as a service that provides real-time lightning data for accurate and early detection and tracking of severe weather. The data provided is generated by a Vaisala owned and operated world-wide lightning detection sensor network.

Global Lightning Dataset GLD360

Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 is data as a service that provides real-time lightning data for accurate and early detection and tracking of severe weather. The data provided is generated by a Vaisala owned and operated world-wide lightning...

Monitor and warn on approaching severe weather and lightning discharges

Thunderstorm Manager

When it is your job to keep operations running efficiently, protect assets, or worry about the safety of people when severe weather approaches, you need easy access to timely and accurate information. Vaisala thunderstorm tracking systems have been...

National Lightning Detection Network NLDN

Vaisala's U.S. National Lightning Detection Network® (NLDN) is the most scientifically accurate and reliable lightning information system, monitoring total lightning activity across the continental United States, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It has...