SPECIALISTS IN LIGHTNING AND SURGE PROTECTION
CPT Cirprotec is a pioneering company involved in the design and manufacture of lightning and surge protection devices and is a leading international player in this sector. CPT does also provides consulting services and customized solutions. CPT Cirprotec belongs to a holding company specializing in technology, which gives it access to several design and manufacturing centers and laboratory facilities. Its head office is in Terrassa (near Barcelona), with over 6000 sqm including offices, labs and production facilities. CPT has an extensive network of branch offices both in Spain and abroad and is present in over 60 countries.
CPT has a wide range of products to provide solutions to specific needs in the field of lightning and surge protection. In striving to offer the best service, Cirprotec complements its product range with design, consulting, and training services, providing customers with a complete solution. All CPT products are manufactured by Cirprotec in accordance with IEC-61643-1, NFC 61-740, BS 6651 & DIN VDE 0675-6.
CPT Cirprotec has strongly committed itself to develop efficient solutions, improving equipment service life, and reducing recycling needs. This also avoids unnecessary demand due to early aging.
All CPT product ranges are designed and manufactured by Cirprotec in accordance with international standards such as IEC, EN, NFC, VDE, UNE, UL, IEEE, and backed by ISO 9001 quality assurance. Cirprotec is ISO 9001(2008) certifi ed by BUREAU VERITAS.
Even since its inception, CPT has experienced strong growth thanks to its innovative spirit and commitment to technological development, as witnessed by the creation of new products which have positioned the company as the technological leader of the sector.
CPT is a company driven by innovation that devotes significant efforts and investments to the development of innovative and high-quality products. Early 2006 launched CPT LAB, one of the most important laboratories in the world dedicated to the technology of surge generation. Thanks to this constant commitment to innovation, Cirprotec has become firmly established in the global protection market. It is also present in the various Spanish and international standards committees which deal with lightning and surge protection, with the goal of driving and standardizing the sector.
With over 1000 sqm of laboratory space, CPT has the technological capacity which allows to carry out most of the tests needed for the production and verification of electrical equipment, as well as research of phenomena and consequences in the electro-technical field (such as lightning, disturbances and micropower cuts).
All tests carried out in these labs are in accordance with the strictest international standards and directives, including IEC 60871-1, IEC 61643-1, IEC 60076-3, and IEC 60060-1.
CPT LAB IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SURGE GENERATION LABS WORLDWIDE
CPT LAB – HIGH VOLTAGE LABORATORY
The HV Lab enables CPT Cirprotec to research and test all parameters relative to surge protection equipment, as well as generating simulated lightning strikes in real-time. These tests enable CPT to guarantee the reliability and efficiency of protection equipment and facilitate the design of new products.
Among other electro-technical tests, the lab generates high impulse currents of up to 190kA with 10/350 μs and 8/20 μs waveforms, typical of direct and indirect lightning activity. Impulse voltage tests in 1,2/50 μs waveform can also be carried out.
Cirprotec does also have labs for specific testing:
Lifetime test, Combined environmental test, Salt mist corrosion test, IP (Ingress Protection) test, Glow wire test
- ELECTRICAL CALIBRATION
- EMC / EMI:
Electrical Magnetic Compatibility (conducted and radiated)
Metrological test (compliance with MID)
- TRANSFORMERS AND INDUCTANCES
SURGE AND OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
Complete range of solutions for protection against Transient and Permanent Overvoltages (TOV):
- Electrical network: Transient voltage surge protection (IEC & UL), Permanent Overvoltage (TOV) protection, and combined Transient & Permanent (TOV) overvoltage protection.
- Telecom and Signalling Networks: Protection of equipment connected to telephone lines and data networks (Ethernet), protection of radiofrequency lines, and measurement & control systems.