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Section 2.3.2

Codes and Standards on Lightning Safety

Updated September 2011

The following lightning protection codes and standards are available from NLSI. Cost includes shipment within USA. Shipment ex-stock. Email or fax (303-926-1227) credit card and shipping information.

For background information on codes, see also A Review of Dynamic Changes in USA Lightning Codes and Standards.

Source Title Description Cost
(US $)
US Air Force AFI 32-1065 Grounding Systems (2003)
$35.00
US Air Force
91-201
US Air Force Explosives Safety (2012)
$35.00
US Army 385-64, Chapter 12 Ammunition & Explosive Safety Standards - Lightning (2011)
$25.00
US Navy NAVSEA OP5 Chapter 6, Lightning Warning and Protection (1999)
$35.00
US Military MIL-STD188-124 Grounding, Bonding and Shielding for Common Long Haul/Tactical Communications Systems (1992)
$35.00
US Military MIL-HDBK 419A
(Vol. I)
Grounding Bonding and Shielding for Electronic Equipment and Facilities (Volume I, Basic Theory, 1987)
$75.00
US Military MIL-HDBK 419A
(Vol. II)
Grounding Bonding and Shielding for Electronic Equipment and Facilities (Volume II, Applications, 1987)
$75.00
DOE M440.1-1 Department of Energy Electrical Storms and Lightning Protection
$35.00
DOE DOE/EH-0530 Department of Energy Lightning Safety (1996)
$15.00
DDESB DDESB 6055.9 Department of Defense Chapter 7, Lightning Protection (1997)
$15.00
FAA FAA-STD-019e Lightning Protection, Grounding, Bonding and Shielding Requirements for Facilities (2005)
$70.00
FAA FAA 6950.19A Practices & Procedures for Lightning Protection, Grounding, Bonding and Shielding Implementation (1996)
$75.00
NASA E0012E Standard for Facility Grounding and Lightning Protection (2001)
$55.00
National Weather Service 30-4105 Lightning Protection, Grounding, Bonding, Shielding and Surge Protection Requirements (2004)
$50.00
API API-2003 American Petroleum Institute Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents (2008)
$70.00
British Standard BS6651 Protection of Structures against Lightning (1992)
$35.00
Indian Standard
(in English)
IS2309 Protection of Buildings and Allied Structures Against Lightning - Code of Practice (1989)
$35.00
Polish Standard
(in Polish)
PN86 Lightning Protection of Structures
$35.00
7th Army Code
DACA 90-88 Ammunition, Storage & Lightning Protection
(Europe, with comparison to DDE5B 6055.9 and three European codes)
$75.00
Australian Code
Standard AS/1768
Australian Code, Lightning Protection (2007)
$75.00
Chinese Code GB
(in English)
50057-94
Design Code for Lightning Protection of Structures
$45.00
Russian Code
(in English)
RD 34.21.122-87 Design Code for Buildings and Structures
$75.00
Motorola R-56 Standards & Guidelines for communications sites $125.00


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