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Lightning protection of buildings

Harold Butler

Lightning protection of buildings

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by Harold Butler

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Published by Building Services Research and Information Association in Bracknell .
Written in English

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SeriesTechnical notes -- TN1/79.
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Open LibraryOL21460975M
ISBN 100860220745

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL), Marking and Application Guide for Lightning Protection UL 96, Lightning Protection Components UL 96A, Installation Requirements for Lightning Protection SystemsFile Size: KB.

Lightning protection is an intrinsic part of the building envelope that mediates between the building’s contents and the electrical forces of nature. However, a building owner or a project’s architect/engineer (A/E) may be concerned lightning protection will impact the building’s aesthetic.

A sphere with a radius of 45 m ( ft) is suitable for typical buildings. Image courtesy Lightning Safety Alliance. Air terminals Air terminals are located at the highest points on a structure and at spacings necessary to provide protection for the entire building.

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Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection helps the reader to understand the propagation of waves within complex intelligent structures within buildings, and. lightning to the building takes place. METHODS AND MATERIALS USED IN PROTECTION FROM LIGHTNING KIND OF EQUIPMENT TO CHOOSE The choice of equipment is determined mainly by: (1) The value of the building, (2) the nature and value of its contents, (3) the frequency and intensity of thunderstorms, (4) the requirements for.

Lightning Protection Guide For three decades, the LIGHTNING PROTECTION GUIDE from DEHN has been the trademark for practice-oriented technical literature in the fields of lightning and surge protection for buildings, installations and systems. The book had to be revised and enlarged due to changes in standardisation and technical progress.

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The BS EN/IEC Standard for lightning protection was originally published in Septemberto supercede the previous standard, BS For a finite period, BS EN/IEC and BS ran in parallel, but as of AugustBS has been withdrawn and now BS EN/IEC is the recognised standard for lightning protection.

Inthe National Fire Protection Association essentially adopted the recommendations from the Conference into Specifications for Protection of Buildings Against Lightning. The emphasis of the document was to provide practical recommendations, noting.

LPI Lightning Protection Installation Code. UL 96 Lightning Protection Systems Standards for Components 4. UL 96A Lightning Protection Systems Standards for Installation.

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A Lighting Protection System (LPS) is the system that provides a means by which a lightning discharge may enter or leave earth without passing through and damaging personnel, electrical equipment, and non-conducting structures such as buildings.

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Lightning Protection For Buildings have Lightning rods that intercept this voltage, providing a safe path for lightning.

Lightning is a powerful, destructive force of nature and will strike a building regardless of its type of roofing. Metal roofs do not attract lightning strikes; nor do metal roofs protect a building against lightning. The only way to protect a building is with a properly designed and installed lightning protection system (LPS).

Still, the type of roofing is one of several risk factors. single building installation and onto facilities with multiple buildings and structures. Finally the discussion will briefly cover grounding as it applies to lightning protection and the control of static electricity.

Introduction: Grounding to most engineers, technicians and. Rain, snow and lightning—each originates in the clouds and can damage buildings that are not properly protected.

Just as roofs safely move water to the ground, lightning protection systems (LPS) do the same with the million volts of electricity in a lightning strike.1 According to the National Weather Service, “Lightning is the most underrated weather hazard.

A lightning protection system for a commercial building provides the means for the lightning strike to pass through an area without damaging non-conductive parts of a building or causing a power outage and insulation damage.

The system does not prevent a strike from occurring. Lightning accounts for about $1 billion a year in homeowner’s insurance claims for property damage.

Lightning fires in non-residential properties cause an average of over $ million in direct property damage annually. Fortunately, reliable lightning protection of buildings and structures is. If a lightning protection system is installed on a building/structure, it must be bonded to the building/structure grounding electrode system as per The grounding electrode for a lightning protection system must not be used as the required grounding electrode system for the buildings or structures [].

The drawing shows a building with a lightning protection system providing a safe path for the lightning to travel to the ground rod beneath the soil.

Courtesy: Cornell Agricultural Safety and Health Program, Jim Houghton, illustrator. Components of Conventional (Traditional) Systems. The function of a conventional lightning protection.

A Lightning Protection System (LPS) is designed to protect a structure or building and contents from damage caused by the intensely high voltage currents of a lightning strike. Firstly the need for lightning protection is determined by undertaking a risk assessment.

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By observing these guidelines, building owners and the public can enjoy peace of mind knowing lightning protection systems “stand on guard for thee.” (For assistance with this article, the authors wish to thank Scott Simpson of Simpson Lightning Rod [Rockwood, Ont.], Dave Cliff of Dominion Lightning Rod Co.

[Dundas, Ont.], Jason Tysick of Burchell Lightning Protection Ltd. By adding lightning protection, you can further protect your building, materials, equipment, and staff from the elements.

Fabric Shelters as Muster Stations. One of the key benefits of adding lightning protection is that your building can then be used as a well. Consequently, a pre-engineered building with good lightning protection design is actually less likely to suffer lightning inflicted damage than a lumber-framed structure.

Structural Fires Sparked by Lightning. Lightning costs stagger the mind: The National Lightning Safety Institute puts annual lightning losses in the U.S. at $8 to $10 billion. Lightning protection systems complying with CAN/CSA-BM87, Installation Code for Lightning Protection Systems and standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), UL, and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are highly effective.

Lightning protection can be implemented with minimal impact to the building’s appearance. Lightning protection systems (LPS) are sophisticated networks that incorporate strike termination devices, lightning current conductors, bonding conductors, grounding electrodes and lightning surge protection devices.

While the lightning risk for a structure is often the product of the lightning frequency and the consequence of the strike to the structure, designers typically consider a.lightning storms, as recommended in virtually every telephone book in the country.

Whether it is a center or a cellular telephone antenna on top of a hillside, special protection methods are available to prevent lightning damage to equipment and associated working.Yes.

In fact, more lightning protection systems are installed now than ever before. Today’s lightning protection systems are inconspicuous. Since buildings today are equipped with many sensitive electronic systems, planners tend to include lightning protection systems not only to protect the structure but also to help protect the electronic systems and to keep the buildings up and running.