2-Day Graduate Study Program Workshop:
Course Outline -
Lightning Protection for Engineers
Course Objective: To understand how damage can occur and to learn
what measures can be employed for maximum lightning protection.
- Introduction to NLSI and to the Workshop.
- Fundamental Concepts of Lightning Protection including: Lightning
Physics 101; Lightning Characteristics; Lightning Safety Overview.
- Risk Assessment: Probabilities and Realities.
- The Grounding & Bonding Imperative: Guidelines; Electro-Geological
Model; Design Options; Solutions To Difficult Grounding Situations;
Shielding & Bonding Examples; Case Studies.
- Exterior Lightning Protection for a Complex Facility: Air
Terminals; Approved Designs – Franklin/Masts/Overhead/Faraday-Like
Shield; Rolling Ball Theory per NFPA-780; Selection of Appropriate
Air Terminal Alternatives; Down Conductors; ESE/DAS/CTS.
- Interior Lightning Protection for the Electrical System of
a Complex Facility including Communications & Data Lines: Families
of Surge Protection Devices - NFPA, NEC & IEEE Locations; Technologies;
Performance; Specifications; Installation; Codes & Standards;
- Lightning Protection For Communications Towers & Facilities:
Exterior And Interior Considerations For Air Terminals, Grounding,
Bonding and Shielding With Field Tour.
- Lightning Protection for High-Risk Facilities including Chemical,
Electronics, Explosives, Munitions & Nuclear Operations.
- Codes (as relevant – one of more will be studied): DOE
M440.1-1; USAF 32-1065; Navy OP5; Army 385-64; DOD 4145.26M; NFPA-780;
NEC 250; NASA E0012E; FAA-019d; IEEE 1100; IEEE 142. Junk Science
- Lightning Detection: Lightning Distribution in USA;
Available Detector Technologies – Pros & Cons; Recommendations.
- Inspection, Maintenance and Testing: Checklists for Facilities;
Review Failures; In-Field Measuring (where available) with Fall
of Potential and Clamp-On Test Meters.
- Lightning Protection for Outdoor Workers including: Safe/Not
Safe Zones; Statistics; Physical & Psychological Damage; Safety
Measures for Work & Recreation; Ready-To-Go Worker Safety Documents.
- References & Resources.
Glossary of Terms. URLs. Critique. Final Examination.
For reservations: Contact NLSI for class dates and locations and
to make reservations. Send
email, or use our registration
Note to DOE Employees: This is a CHRIS Workflow Course
Code No. 001430.