# 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:

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:

 1 A B C D E 2 A B C D E F G 3 A 1 2 B 1 2 4 A 1 2 3 a b c d 1 2 e f g 5 A B 1 a b c d e 2 a b c d Step#2-4: For each type of Risk to be considered , identify and calculate the risk components Rx that make up Primary risk Rn 1 2 e f Step#2-6: Comparing the total risk R with the maximum tolerable risk (RT) for each type of loss relevant to the structure g Step#2-7: go back to step#2-4 and make a series of trial and error calculations until the total risk R is reduced below that of RT (R ≤ RT). 6 A 1 2 a b c d e B 1 2 a b c d e f g 3 C 1 2 a b 1 2 3 4 7 A B 8 A B C 9 A B C D E F 10 A B C D E F G 11 A B C 1 2 3 D 12 A B C D E F G H 13 A B C D 14 A B C D 15 A 1 2 3 B 16 17 18