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Lightning Protection for Petrol Stations

The Need of Lightning Protection for Petrol Stations

Petrol stations are high-risk locations considering the huge explosion that can happen due to any small ignition from lightning strikes or other sources. There are special building regulations in the case of petrol stations considering these risk factors. The lightning protection for petrol stations must be designed based on the …

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What are surges

What Are Surges? Types & Reasons of Occurrence Explained

What are Surges? Surges, or transients, are brief overvoltage spikes or disturbances in a power waveform that can damage, degrade, or destroy electronic or electrical equipment. This sudden high voltage is beyond the voltage limit that the circuit is designed to handle. Surges are very short and last only for …

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How to test Lightning Protection

How To Test A Lightning Protection System?

A lightning protection system is an essential element of any building or facility to protect it from the damaging effects of lightning events. Testing the efficiency and the continuity of the Lighting Protection system is crucial for attaining the required lightning protection. The lightning protection system must be tested periodically …

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ESE vs conventional

Difference between Conventional and ESE Lightning Arresters

Follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates on everything about Lightning Arresters! Well, we all are aware of the lightning strike that occurs during the rainy season. But are we aware of the fact that we need to protect our structure and electrical system from it too? Yes, there is …

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Lightning Theory

Theory of Lightning Protection

Follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates  Most lightning never even reaches the ground, it just stays within the cloud where they originate. Sometimes a charge may escape the cloud and create a magnificent piece of art for photographers along with a loud boom for nearby observers. However, these …

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Protective Angle Method for Lightning Protection Design

Follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates  The protective angle method is one of the three routes for lightning protection system design defined by IEC 62305, the international standard for lightning protection design. After the first step of determining the class of lightning protection decided by the Risk Assessment, …

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Why do we need Lightning protection

Why do we need Lightning Protection in India?

Follow us on LinkedIn for the latest updates  Lightning is the cause of 2,000 to 5,000 deaths per year in India  Every year on the Indian subcontinent, our eagerly awaited monsoon showers bring with them the danger of lightning. These jagged lightning strikes are dangerous when they strike homes, office buildings or …

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Natural Disasters

Protect Your Home From Natural Disasters

The importance of Lightning Protection! When we imagine natural disasters, often the first things to come to mind are the cyclones, earthquakes and floods that can affect us on the Indian subcontinent. Sometimes we turn on the TV and can see the tornadoes that wreak havoc through the American Mid-west …

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Lightning Protection Zones and their Application to SPD Selection

This article is in continuation to our series on Lightning Protection Systems and Design. You can read our article about ‘Surge Protection Devices’ and our other article on, ‘Lightning Protection System Design and Products’.According to the Apex Worldwide Standard on Lightning Protection, IEC 62305-4 Protection against lightning – Part 4: …

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Do Early Streamer Emission (ESE) Lightning Protection Systems Work?

What is Lightning Protection? Whether we talk about Early Streamer Emission (ESE) Lightning Arresters or convential forms of lightning protection such as Franklin Rods – they are mounted on the top of a structure and then grounded using a series of conductors. This system is intended to protect the structure …

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