Lightning Protection Calculation

Calculation for Evaluating Need for Protection - by BS6651 1. Collection Area, Ac (sqm) 1.1. Rectangle Building Length(m ) 10 1.2. Tower Radius (m) 10 Height (m) 30 Collection Area Ac (sqm) 5026.6 Width (m) 10 Height (m) 12 Collection Area Ac (sqm) 1032.4

Formula: Ac=LW+2LH+2WH+лH

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Formula: Ac=л(H+R)2

1.3. Sloping Roof (Here pitch ≧45°,if pitch <45°,adopt 1.1) Collection Length(m Height Area Ac 2 ) (m) (sqm) Formula: Ac=лH +2LH 20 30 4027.4 2. Flash density, Ng (per/sqkm) Thunderstor m days per year Td 20 Note: adopt for north Africa Flash density, Ng (per/sqkm) 1.10

From Curve of Table 6

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Overall risk factor 1 2 Risk of being struck.3 0.3 0. risk between 1×10-5 and 1×10-4 protection is recommended.1E-03 0.1E-03 Formula: p=Ac×Ng×10 -6 3 4 5 6 Weighting factors B C D Type of Contents or Degree of construction consequential isolation (Table 9) effects (Table 11) (Table 10) 0.Lightning Protection Calculation 3.011 1.0 E Type of country (Table 12) 7 8 Overall Overall risk multiplying factor (product factor of columns 1 (product of and 7) columns 2 to 6) 9 Recommendations 1. risk greater than 1×10-4 require protection.3 1.4 0. Page 2/of 5 .23E-05 protection recommended Note: Risk less than 1×10-5 do not generally require protection. Risk of being struck. A p Use of structure (Table 8) 1. p 4.

Weighting factors Flash density .

Weighting factors Flash density .

Curve of Flash density and Thunder day per year Note: This curve is made from Table 6 of BS 6651 .

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