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NFPA 780

2017 Edition, January 1, 2017

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Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems

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EFFECTIVE DATE: 06/02/2016
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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2017 Edition, January 1, 2017
  • Published Date: January 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Page Count: 109
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

This document shall cover traditional lightning protection system installation requirements for the following:

(1) Ordinary structures

(2) Miscellaneous structures and special occupancies

(3) Heavy-duty stacks

(4) Structures containing flammable vapors, flammable gases, or liquids that can give off flammable vapors

(5) Structures housing explosive materials

(6) Wind turbines

(7) Watercraft

(8) Airfield lighting circuits

(9) Solar arrays

This document shall address lightning protection of the structure but not the equipment or installation requirements for electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems except as given in Chapter 9 and Chapter 12.

This document shall not cover lightning protection system installation requirements for early streamer emission systems or charge dissipation systems.

Purpose. The purpose of this standard shall be to provide for the safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from exposure to lightning.