Lightning Protection Design

Lightning Protection Design plays a crucial role in lightning protection. The whole installation is built on this foundation so that your home is protected from lightning to the fullest extent. Lightning Protection Study designs are highly site-specific, as they are often developed to address particular problems at particular facilities and structures. It is possible to mitigate the effects of lightning strikes in large buildings by developing both exterior and interior defense systems.

The risk control publication ‘Protection of buildings against lightning strikes’ does not set a legal requirement for all buildings and structures to have lightning protection. The installation of LPS (Lightning Protection System) is highly recommended and is a must for most insurance companies for tall buildings with thatch. For indirect lightning strikes occurring on a newly installed electrical system, there must be surge protection. The installation of lightning rods (together with the associated assembly of earth connection and ground rod) is not a routine part of home construction. However, high-rise buildings and other structures are generally protected against lightning by some form of lightning protection system.

As lightning can create a cascade of destruction, structures that house many people, including nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and apartments, warrant special attention. In order to ensure the safety of all residents and occupants, proper lightning protection design should be incorporated into the planning process of these complexes.

For lightning strikes to be prevented, a lightning protection design consists of an air terminal network, bonding conductors, and ground electrodes. LPS Systems designed to prevent lightning strikes from damaging structures are lightning protection systems.

The connection should be made from one of the down conductors of the lightning protection system closest to the main earthing terminal of the electrical installation by the most direct route possible. A lightning protection engineer should be consulted before bonding connections are made. In electrical systems, earthing plays an important role because it protects people from electric shock. By preventing excessive current from flowing through the circuit, it prevents damage to electrical appliances and devices.

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