Lightning Protection Resources
While it is difficult to quantify lightning losses, it is estimated that $4-5 billion damage occurs each year.
Likewise, the cost of lightning protection to safeguard critical equipment and facilities from lightning strikes
during severe weather is enormous.
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Fuses, Circuit Breakers & Surge Protectors Manufacturers & Services
Lightning Protection &
|A Basic Primer
in Lightning Effects and Protection |
Summary from weighing-systems.com.
Force Instruction 32-1065 Grounding Systems |
Assigns maintenance responsibilities and requirements
for electrical grounding systems on Air Force installations.
An Overview of
Lightning Safety |
Summary by Richard Kithil.
Protecting Yourself, Your Home, and Your Assets |
Information from State Farm Insurance.
FLASH— KABOOM! | homepower.com/view/?file=HP57_pg82_CodeCorner
Article by John Wiles, Sponsored by the Photovoltaic Systems Assistance Center, Sandia National
Observations | sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/atmos/tgf/UCB-TGF.pdf
From the Space Physics Research Group, University of California, Berkeley.
Grounding Bonding and Shielding
for Electronic Equipments and Facilities | wbdg.org/ccb/FEDMIL/hdbk419a_vol2.pdf
From the Department of Defense.
High Resolution Full
Climatology Annual Flash Rate | srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/lightning/hirez_72dpi.htm
Fort Worth, TX
From National Weather Service.
Let's Learn About Lightning! for Kids | realinsurance.com.au/Article-Library/Lets-Learn-about-Lightning%21-for-Kids.aspx
Lots of resources great for school teachers and
Lightning and Surge Protection | arcelect.com/lightnin.htm
Tutorial by Kenneth Schneider, PhD.
Lightning Protection | beradio.com/departments/radio_lightning_protection
Article from Radio Magazine, by John Battison.
Lightning Protection | wisconsinpublicservice.com/farm/lightning.asp
Green Bay, WI
Information from the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.
Lightning Protection | wvlightning.com/protection.shtml
information from wvlightning.com.
Lightning Protection for the Amateur Station Part 1
By Ron Block, KB2UYT.
Protection for Farms | cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d001801-d001900/d001825/d001825.html
From National Ag Safety Database.
Lightning Protection Hazard Alert | cpwr.com/hazpdfs/hazlightning.pdf
Silver Spring, MD
From The Center to Protect Workers’ Rights.
Lightning Protection Institute | lightning.org
Dedicated to insuring that today's lightning protection systems are the best possible
quality - in design, materials and installation - so that precious lives and property can be protected
from the damaging and costly affects of one of nature's most exciting phenomena - lightning.
Lightning Protection Systems | ul.com/lightning
the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). UL issues certificates of conformance for systems, inspecting
system components and checking completed installations.
|Lightning Risk Reduction Outdoors | lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.htm
From NOAA, National Weather Service.
Lightning Rod |
information pertaining to lightning protection, from Wikipedia.
Lightning Density Map of the
United States | crh.noaa.gov/pub/ltg/usa_ltg_fdm.gif
Lightning Safety | lightningsafety.noaa.gov
Weather Service data
Lightning Information & Safety for Kids |
Links to lightning safety resources.
Lightning Strikes to People and the Legal Duties
to Warn and to Protect | rbs2.com/ltgwarn.pdf
By Dr. Ronald B. Standler, attorney and consultant.
Methods of Creating Lightning Protection Zones Near Tall Telecommunications Structures According to
Different National Standards | ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=/iel5/7928/21856/01015920.pdf?arnumber=1015920&htry=0
Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Requirements for Systems |
Lightning strike waveforms. This
standard establishes electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) interface requirements and verification
criteria for airborne, sea, space, and ground systems, including associated ordnance.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) | nfpa.org
344-3555 | Quincy, MA
Serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative
source on public safety.
Safety Institute (NLSI) | lightningsafety.com
A non-profit, non-product advocacy of lightning safety
for both people and structures.
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Instruction 8020.1
Reporting the physical location of ammunition and
explosives (A&E) during non-working hours.
Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents |
Document from American Petroleum
Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
United Lightning Protection Association | ulpa.org
| Libertyville, IL
Promotes National Safety Standards regulating our industry, promotes the proper
installation of lightning protection throughout the country and promotes lightning safety.
U.S. Army Explosives Safety
Program | wbdg.org/ccb/ARMYCOE/ARMYCRIT/ar385_64.pdf
From the U.S. Army.
U.S. National Lightning Detection
Network Database (NLDN) | gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_NLDN.html
The National Lightning Detection Network, NLDN, consists of over 100
remote, ground-based sensing stations located across the United States that instantaneously detect the
electromagnetic signals given off when lightning strikes the earth's surface.
Why You Need Lightning
Protection | elec-toolbox.com/usefulinfo/lightprot.htm
From Electricians Toolbox Etc.