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Section 6.4.3

Matrix of Lightning Protection Subsystems

…which subsystem should be applied where and why?...

 

 

 Direct Strike

Indirect Strike Exterior Location Interior Location People Safety Structure Safety

NFPA-780 air terminals

yes

n/a

yes

n/a

n/a

yes

Down-conductors

yes

n/a

yes

yes

n/a

yes

Bonding

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Grounding

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Shielding

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Surge protection

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Detection

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Policies & procedures

yes

yes

n/a

n/a

yes

yes

 


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