Pittsfield, Massachusetts Facility

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

10 Downing Industrial Parkway, Pittsfield, MA 01201-3890
T: 413.499.2135 | F: 413.499.2503
  Mike Dargi - General Manager
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NTS Pittsfield, formerly Lightning Technologies, Inc. (LTI), is home to one of the most complete lightning-simulation laboratories in the world. Now ranked as an international leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems, NTS Pittsfield provides services to customers in the following areas:

  • Aerospace industry and Wind Turbine farms
  • Industrial complexes and Golf courses
  • Theme parks and other high-risk locations

NTS Pittsfield operates from an 18,000 SQ FT facility which includes 14- and 25-FT tall generators. The location offers consulting, in-house seminars on lightning protection, design of protection systems and testing services, both in-house and field testing.

 

Facility Highlights

  • Design and Analysis of systems and subsystems to determine the optimum protection
  • Design and testing of systems and subsystems against international standards for lightning protection
  • Consultation on lightning protection design projects as well as for lighting related problem solving, incident/accident investigations and analysis.

Training Courses

  • Lightning Protection of Aircraft
  • Lightning Protection of Avionics
  • Lighting Protection for Facilities and Systems
  • Lightning Protection for Wind Turbines

Staff members are active in industry standards organizations, including SAE Committee AE2, EUROCAE WG 31 (Aircraft); and IEC TC 88 PT 24 (Wind Turbines), and several have been the recipients of awards and professional society fellowships for their work in this technology area.

NTS Pittsfield's client list includes:

  • GE, FAA, Hamilton Sundstrand, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, Typhoon Lagoon, and Animal Kingdom parks

They have provided lightning protection design and validation for major aircraft and space vehicles and launch facilities including NASA Space Shuttle and KSC launch complexes.