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Building / Structure Lighting Protection Calculations

Calculations As per IS-2309

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Area of Building / Structure:


Length of the Building : (L)
Width of the Building :(W)
Height of the Building: (H)

60.00
28.00
23.00

Meter
Meter
Meter

80.00
6.9
Houses & Buildings
Steel framed encased without Metal Roof
Domestic / Office Buildings
Structure in a large area having greater height
Flat country at any level
0.000001

Days/Year
km2/Year

7389.06
0.050984514
0.00216
0.0001101266

Meter2
No's/Year

1680
176
Yes

Meter2
Meter
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Lightning Flash Density:


Number of Thunderstorm: (N)
Lightning Flash Density : (Ng)
Application of Structure :(A)
Type of Constructions :(B)
Conteats or Consequential Effects: (C)
Degree of Isolations: (D)
Type of Country: (E)
Maximum Acceptable Overall Risk Factor

0.3

0.2
0.3
0.4
0.3
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Calculations:
Collection Area: (Ac)
Probable No of Strikes to Building / Structure :(P)
Overall Multiplying Factor : (M)
Overall Risk Factor Calculated: (xc)

Base Area of Structure:


Base Area of Structure: ( Ab)
Perimeter of Structure: (P)
Base Area (Ab) > 100 Meter2

Results:
Calculated Overall Risk Factor Calculated > Maximum Acceptable Overall Risk Factor

Lightning Protection is Required.

No's of Down Conductors:


Down Conductors As per Base Area of Structure:(s)
Down Conductors As per Parimeter of Structure: (t)

6
6

No's
No's

Required No's of Down Conductors

No's

Referance Table As per IS:2309


Thunder Storm Days / Year
5
10
20
30
40
50
60
80
100

Application of Structure
Houses & Buildings
Houses & Buildings with outside aerial
Factories / workshop/ Laboratories
Office blocks / Hotel
Block of Flats / Residences Building
Churches/ Hall / Theatres / Museums, Exhibitions
Departmental stores / Post Offices
Stations / Airports / Stadium
Schools / Hospitals / Children's Home
Others

Type of Constructions
Steel framed encased without Metal Roof
Reinforced concrete without Metal Roof
Steel framed encased with Metal Roof
Reinforced concrete with Metal Roof
Brick / Plain concrete or masonry without Metal Roof
Timber framed or clad without Metal Roof
Brick / Plain concrete or masonry with Metal Roof
Timber framed or clad with Metal Roof

Conteats or Consequential Effects


Domestic / Office Buildings
Factories / Workshop
Industrial & Agricultural Buildings
Power stations / Gas works
Telephone exchange / Radio Station
Industrial key plants, Ancient monuments
Historic Buildings / Museums / Art Gallaries
Schools / hoapitals / Childern Homes

Degree of Isolations
Structure in a large area having greater height
Structure located in a area of the same height
Structure completely Isolated

Type of Country
Flat country at any level
Hill country
Mountain country between 300m and 900m
Mountain country above 900m

erance Table As per IS:2309


Lightning Flash Density (Flashes to Ground /km2/year)
0.2
0.5
1.1
1.9
2.8
3.7
4.7
6.9
9.2

Factor
0.3
0.7
1
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.7
1.2

Factor
0.2
0.4
0.8
1
1.4
1.7
2

Factor
0.3
0.3
0.8
1
1
1.3
1.3
1.7

Factor
0.4
1
2

Factor
0.3
1
1.3
1.7