Designed to Exceed Requirements for US Air Force ETL12-9, Personnel Certification
Lightning Protection for Critical Facilities
To provide an understanding of approved defenses for maximum lightning protection.
- Introduction to NLSI and to the training expectations.
- Fundamental Concepts of Lightning Protection: Lightning
Physics 101; Lightning Characteristics; Lightning Behavior; Lightning Safety Overview with 14 Defenses.
- The Grounding and Bonding Imperative: Guidelines; Electro-Geological
Model; Design Options; Realities from National Electrical Code Section 250; Solutions to Difficult Grounding Situations; Shielding & Bonding Examples/Calculations; Case Studies.
- Exterior Lightning Protection for a Complex Facility: Air
Terminals; Approved Designs – Franklin/Masts/Overhead/Faraday-Like
Shield; Geometric and Rolling Ball Theories per NFPA 780; Selection of Options; Down Conductors; Grounding and Ground Measurements. Includes field inspection, as available.
- Interior Lightning Protection for the AC Electrical System of
a Complex Facility: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Locations; Families of Surge Protection Devices; NFPA, NEC, and IEEE Requirements; Technologies;
Performance; Specifications; Installation; Codes and Standards;
- Lightning Protection for Communications Data, Security, and Signal Locations:
Exterior and Interior Equipment Considerations. Includes field inspection, as available.
- Lightning Protection for Explosives Storage: Going Beyond the Codes; Case Studies. Field tour of explosives storage areas, as available.
- Codes: Detailed study of NFPA 780, NEC, AFI 32-1065, and UFCs. Other codes are discussed, as suitable.
- Lightning Detection: Lightning Distribution in USA and globally;
Pros and Cons of Available Detector Technologies; Recommendations.
- Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing: In-Field Measuring with Ohm-Meter, Fall of Potential and Clamp-On Test Meters (weather permitting).
- Lightning Protection for Outdoor Workers: Safe/Not
Safe Zones; Physical and Psychological Damage; Safety
Measures for Work and Recreation.
- References & Resources:
References Lists; Glossary of Terms; Critique. Four hours of graded examinations and awarding of certifications. Field tours, as available.
This course content exceeds information contained in NFPA 780, UL 96a, NASA E0012E, USAF AFI 32-1065,
Navy OP SEA 5, Army PAM 385-64, FAA-STD-019e, DDESB 6055.9, and DOE M 440.1-1. Cost is $995.