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Introduction to Lightning Protection System

Within this article, an overview of fundamental principles regarding design and construction of lightning protection system (LPS) will be given. Relevant IEC 62305 standard will be used as a reference. Since this is very complex and detailed document, only basic terms and principles will be mentioned, while deeper understanding and knowledge remain to be the choice of a reader.

Lightning protection system – How much of design and material is really needed?
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Besides definition and clarification of basic terms in formal manner, some comments and conclusions which are result of my working experience in this field will be represented as well.


  1. Definition and functional parts of lightning protection system
    1. Air termination system
    2. Down conductors
    3. Earth termination system
    4. Equipotential bonding
  2. Design and construction of lightning protection system
  3. Comments and conclusions

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Miodrag Kokotovic

Graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, within University of Belgrade, in the field of electrical power systems. Expert in electrical part of tender preparation, design, procurement, construction and commissioning of treatment plants and pumping stations, electrical power quality and energy management.

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