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Comparison between IEC/IS approved External LPS Vs NFC based ESE

Feature Coverage area Approvals Insurance cover Faraday cage type Ext LPS as per IEC 62305 real - design is as per building type complying to IEC 62305-3. IEC 62305-3 - International standard Yes. Faraday cage type Ext LPS as per IS 2309 real - design is as per building type complying to IS 2309 IS 2309 & IS 3043 - National standard. Yes. Only protective angle method & mesh method is available 25*3 GI is used which is difficult to install, bend & needs twice the amount of conductor holder. Based on Experience & old IEC, BS standards. ESE (Early Streamer Emission) imaginary - no proof available . Approved only in France which is their local standard No. Not approved by IS & CEIG Not as per any international method.

Technique followed for the Rolling sphere method which can be applied to any type of design of Air terminal complex building. material used as Air 8mm Aluminium round which is easier to install, bend & needs terminal & down conductor less conductor holder. Design of LPS Applicability of latest standard Current sharing Experience Grounding based on LPL 1 to 4 backed up by IEC 62305-1,2,4 also apart from IEC 62305-3 As per IEC 62305, Ed 2, released in 2010

Not as per any international method.

Not as per any international method.

As per 1989.

As per French standard. Year not known. Max. 2 parallel paths. High LEMP can damage Electronic equipments. App. 15 years old. In Malaysia many buildings with ESE was damaged. Proof available. Recommended only for small residences (not even apartments) where electronic equipment is not available.

many parallel paths. LEMP has minimal effects Used for many decades without any problem. Type B as per IEC 62305-1 (recommended for industries)

few parallel paths Used for many many decades without any problem. Ring earthing as per IS 3043

Down Conductor

As per IS 2309. Less number of down conductors when In most of the site s, only one downconductor is installed,this is As per IEC 62305-3. More than one downconductor to dissipate compared to IEC 62305 as risk assesment was introducd in IEC also not as per NFC 17102. Uses insulated cables which are very the Lightning current to the ground (Multiple Dissipation) in 2006. IS 2309 is based on 1989 which was re-affirmed in 1995 costly & not recommendd in any standard. as it is, with out any change. time consuming but effective No height limitation as the LPS is based on horizontal air terminal Taken care of using Expansion pieces. Taken care using bi-metal connector time consuming but effective No height limitation as the LPS is based on horizontal air terminal Not taken care No specific mention in the standard. Not applicable as it is based on vertical air terminal. Not taken care. less time consuming but ineffective Height restriction is applicable surrounding the airport area as ESE is based on Vertical air terminal.

Installation Height limitation Expansion /contraction of metal in summer/winter Mateiral compatibility