What are the regulations for surge and lightning protection? It’s vital that people and property are protected from the effects of transient overvoltages or surges when lightning strikes buildings or industrial infrastructure. Even a ground strike as far away as 1km can have devastating consequences on systems and equipment. Surges can also arise from electrical switching events – both external and internal to the building itself. Owners of buildings and industrial structures need to put in place surge protection measures that can repeatedly divert surge currents and limit transient overvoltages to protect people, buildings and equipment.In the UK, lightning protection is governed by the BS EN 62305 series of standards, “Protection against Lightning”.
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