This document shall cover traditional lightning protection
system installation requirements for the following:This document shall not cover lightning protection system
installation requirements for early streamer emission systems
or charge dissipation systems. The purpose of this standard is to provide for
the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards
arising from exposure to lightning.
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Lightning protection systems have changed drastically since Benjamin Franklin first invented lighting rods in
1752. Today's systems must protect modern appliances, electrical systems and building constructions - they
have to keep up with tile changing requirements of modern technology.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) keeps up with these changes.
This research on lightning protection systems for trees was established for the purpose of
developing a better understanding of lightning protection systems specifically designed to be
fitted to trees. Coming from a background in sylviculture my initial concern was to enable
important and intrinsically valuable trees to be protected from damage resulting from lightning
strikes. However it quickly became apparent that the protection of nearby structures and
buildings that might be liable to collateral damage in the event of strike was of equal
A lightning protection system is a system designed to protect a structure from damage due
to lightning strikes by intercepting such strikes and safely passing their extremely high voltage
currents to "ground". Most lightning protection systems include a network of lightning rods,
metal conductors, and ground electrodes designed to provide a low resistance path to ground for
A lightning rod (AUS) or lightning conductor (UK) is a metal rod or conductor mounted on top of a building and electrically connected to the ground through a wire, to protect the building in the event of lightning. If lightning strikes the building it will preferentially strike the rod, and be conducted harmlessly to ground through the wire, instead of passing through the building, where it could start a fire or cause electrocution. A lightning rod is a single component in a lightning protection system. ...
4.1 Concept of Energy Transmission and Distribution 4.2 Transmission Line Structures Joe C. Pohlman George G. Karady 4.3 Insulators and Accessories George G. Karady and R.G. Farmer 4.4 Transmission Line Construction and Maintenance Wilford Caulkins and Kristine Buchholz 4.5 Insulated Power Cables for High-Voltage Applications Carlos V. Núñez-Noriega and Felimón Hernandez 4.6 Transmission Line Parameters Manuel Reta-Hernández 4.7 Sag and Tension of Conductor D.A. Douglass and Ridley Thrash
4.8 Corona and Noise Giao N. Trinh 4.
5.1 Gas Insulated Substations Philip Bolin 5.2 Air Insulated Substations — Bus/Switching Conﬁgurations Michael J. Bio 5.3 High-Voltage Switching Equipment David L. Harris 5.4 High-Voltage Power Electronics Substations Gerhard Juette 5.5 Considerations in Applying Automation Systems to Electric Utility Substations James W. Evans 5.6 Substation Automation John D. McDonald 5.7 Oil Containment Anne-Marie Sahazizian and Tibor Kertesz 5.8 Community Considerations James H. Sosinski 5.9 Animal Deterrents/Security C.M. Mike Stine and Sheila Frasier 5.10 Substation Grounding Richard P. Keil 5.
Hundreds of Thousands of $$$ Worth of Network Equipment can be Rendered Junk in a Flash!
The issue of protecting networks from security breaches has attracted considerable attention but organisations also need to guard against environmental risks such as lightning. Damaged or destroyed equipment, which is integrated into manufacturing or data storage processes, can cause physical damage, as well as high consequential losses due to downtime. Lightning strikes can also delay production due to data loss and damage process control computers or computer-based warehouse and storage systems.