Lightning protection for a temporary structure in open area

Satheesh Jacob, Nadeem Basharat, W.H. Siew, Seungjae Choi

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The current lightning protection systems are well proven and widely deployed for general situation. However, the methodology may be inadequate when applied to various situations especially in open area because the current BS EN and international standards do not cover guidance or procedures for lightning protection in open areas. The fundamental principle of lightning safety is ‘No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!’ The purpose of this research is to provide an outline of the lightning protection system strategy for the protection of life, livestock, sensitive equipment and property in open areas. The research proposes alternative methodology that can be used in open area for safety rather than the No-Notice personal backcountry lightning risk reduction process. Based on the results a suitable protection mechanism shall be developed to concept stage
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2016
Event 33rd International Conference on Lightning Protection - Estoril Congress Center, Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 25 Sept 201630 Sept 2016


Conference 33rd International Conference on Lightning Protection


  • lightning protection system
  • lightning risk
  • temporary structure


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