Royal Pahang Golf Club at Kuantan, Pahang in Malaysia
- Real-time lightning warning for players
- Installed on the roof top of the club house
Malaysia has the third highest lightning activity in the world and this increases during the inter-monsoon periods of April, May, September, and October. Reports estimate that, between 2008 and 2017, there have been over 100 fatalities in the country due to lightning strikes.
The Royal Pahang is an 18 hole golf course spread across 120 acres, which required an advanced system capable of covering this large area.
The BTD-200 is a complete detection and warning system and is able to reliably detect the local presence of all forms of lightning out to a range of 35km-radius from the sensor.
For optimal coverage, the system was mounted on the rooftop of the club house.
The BTD-200 Lightning Works PC software displays the covered area on a digital map. This has been set up on 3 PCs, with one acting as the hub and others serving in different rooms on site.
Its fully automatic alarm triggering system is tiered by the proximity of detected lightning activity:
- Lightning within 35km – warning is triggered
- Lightning with 9km – alert is triggered