Introductory Lightning Protection Design per NFPA 780
Thomas Mason, P.E.
course discusses the underlying principles of lightning, lightning damage to
structures and equipment and conventional Franklin lighting protection. The
design concepts will be demonstrated for industrial, commercial and institutional
buildings. Drawings, photographs and a sample specification illustrate the concepts.
The reference list shows sources for conventional Franklin components and sophisticated
proprietary active systems.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
The course content is in a PDF file (648 KB) Introductory Lightning Protection Design per NFPA 780. You need to open or download this document to study this course.
This course covered the concepts and available products for lightning protection systems. It introduced devices, interconnection diagrams, connection details and very general specifications. The links provide access to design and hardware suppliers. Following successful review of the reference material and the associated examination, the student should be able to discuss lightning protection principles, design and installation effectively with sales persons and management representatives.
For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:
NFPA - www.NFPA.com
Hardware and Service Providers
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.