After a lightning strike, communication becomes critical for law enforcement, 911, and emergency medical services, among others. At the heart of those communications are local communication towers. However, what if the communication tower itself has been hit? What makes communications towers so susceptible to power outages? The nature of communications towers puts them at high [...]
About Joseph ZulloJoe is the general manager of Chirico Scientific, LLC. He has dedicated his 20-year career to keeping facilities protected. He has worked with such notable manufacturers as MTL and Pepperl+Fuchs in the field of process automation and is an expert in applications and product implementation for hazardous areas. Contact Joe with questions by leaving a comment below, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A summer storm hit a cell tower in Seminole County, Florida on July 7th. A local resident caught the action on his phone which had the local news station reporting the awesome sight. Unfortunately, while the news station was lauding the amateur photographer's great shot, chances are the owners of the cell tower were scrambling to assess [...]
With spring just around the corner many of us will be faced with thunderstorms that threaten the electrical systems, devices, and equipment of the facilities for which we are responsible. Although there are many types of transients, lightning is the granddaddy of them all and causes everything from catastrophic failure after just one strike to [...]
We are very excited to announce that Chirico Scientific has been selected to be a master distributor by MTL, Inc. for their Commercial Surge product offering. Now, in addition to in-depth training and application support, Chirico Scientific is your 'go to' expert for first-in-class surge protection products. With years of experience in MTL's surge protection [...]
Check out this convincing article on the benefits of using the Intrinsic Safety method of protection in hazardous areas. Chirico Scientific's own Joe Zullo was a contributor to this article. Read the article in CONTROL magazine: Intrinsic Safety Often the Best Option Not One Incident of an Explosion Has Been Verified When a Standardized [...]