Lightning Strike as a Source of Damage

In previous articles, I have presented the damages lightning can cause to structures and services according to IEC 62305.

The lightning current is the primary source of damage. Depending on the point of lightning strike, the source of damage can be classified as:

  1. S1 - flashes to a structure
  2. S2 - flashes near a structure
  3. S3 - flashes to a service
  4. S4 - flashes near a service

Source of Damage
Source of Damage

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).