Course Lightning-2: Lightning Protection System Design and Calculations


Course Description:

This course is intended to prepare the targeted persons with the following:

  • Knowing the steps of Lightning Protection System Design Process,
  • Knowing the definitions of Main Terms in Lightning Protection System Design Process,
  • Knowing IEC 62305-2 method of Risk Assessment Study,
  • Knowing NFPA 780 method of Risk Assessment Study,
  • Knowing Software Method For Performing The Risk Assessment Study,
  • Knowing Online Calculators Method For Performing The Risk Assessment Study,
  • Know how to size Air Termination System Components,
  • Knowing different methods for the Best Positioning of Air Terminals,
  • Know how to Determine The Number Of Down Conductors,
  • Know how to design earth termination system,
  • Know how to write specifications for the designed LPS.



The targeted Persons:

Design engineers, New graduate engineers, under graduate engineering students.



Skills Development:

On completion of this course the target person will be able to:

  • Apply all the steps for Lightning Protection System Design Process,
  • Perform the Risk Assessment Study,
  • Size Air Termination System Components,
  • Apply methods for the Best Positioning of Air Terminals,
  • Determine the Number Of Down Conductors,
  • Design earth termination system,
  • Write specifications for the designed LPS.



Course Outline:


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