Lightning Protection Design

An efficient lightning protection system design is very important to ensure increased protection of a building against lightning and its effects. There are no devices or methods capable of modifying the natural weather phenomena to the extent that they can prevent lightning discharges. Lightning flashes to or nearby structures (or lines connected to the structures) are hazardous to people, to the structures themselves, their contents and installations as well as to lines. This is why the application of lightning protection measures is essential.

WIRE adopt international standard for lightning protection design as per IEC 62305 – ‘Protection against Lightning’, which is adopted by Bureau of Indian standard replacing IS 2309. The same is also implemented in new National Building Code – 2016, Part -8, Section 2 which also clearly defines the need of the measures to be taken care for planning, erection, testing and maintenance of lightning protection system.

As per IEC 62305, we at WIRE offers an single integrated lightning protection system suitable for protection of structure, power system and telecommunication system, where the solution is a combination of effective air termination system, down conductor system, adequate earthing system and surge protective devices.

Also we determine the need for protection, the economic benefits of installing protection measures and the selection of adequate protection measures in terms of risk management.