Pillai Sreejith

LIGHTNING PROTECTION CHECKLIST
Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. LP Check Point Name of structure / building /block To-scale plan and elevation drawing of the block / structure / building Dimensions of the block / structure / building (for a complex structure, make a small sketch & mark the dimensions) Type of construction (Roof, walls, metal chimneycontinuity issues) Names of chemicals stored / Processed (flammability, corrosion aspects) Material of air terminal Material of down conductor Physical condition of air terminal Physical condition of down conductor Condition and Number of earth connections Diameter & storage capacity of tanks (if applicable) Type of storage tank (fixed roof / fixed-cum floating, floating) Routing of down conductor (side flash issues) Presence of test link One test link for each down conductor? Equipment / vessel/ structure earthing details Height of the air terminal from the ground Surge protection (field instrumentation, DCS I/O racks, IT room, tele-communication equipment, etc.) Location of air terminal (mark on the plan / elevation drawing) Open areas -details Present lightning protection maintenance details Details of lightning / surge accidents LP RISK ASSESSMENT FACTORS (IS 2309/ BS 6651) Comments

Use of structure 23. Type of construction 24. Contents or consequential effects 25. Degree of Isolation 26. Type of country 27. Number of thunderstorm days 28. Dimensions of the structure (LxWxH) 29. Type of roof (flat, ridge, etc.) 30. Overall multiplying factor 31. Overall risk factor 32. Lightning Protection requirement 33. pillai_sreejith@hotmail.com

IS 2309 / BS 6651

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