Audit of Lightning Protection System.
Lightning is an act of God which risks life and assets. One cannot avoid it. There is no known method of preventing the occurrence of natural phenomena such as a Lightning Strike / Flash/Discharge. The only way is to measure and manage the lightning risk.
The purpose of Lightning Protection System audit is to conduct lightning risk assessment and determine the level of protection required to the structure/facility as per the latest relevant standards. LPS Adequacy audit helps to manage and mitigate the risk due to lightning and protect the life and assets.
Lightning Protection Adequacy Audit is needed to check the adequacy and healthiness of the existing LPS and its conformity to the latest standards in such a manner that prevents injury to personnel and property damage.
With the increase in Sensitive electrical equipment’s in the workspace, the need for protection against the dangers of Lightning has been increasing. Typically, Lightning Arrester Ratings is the discharge of static electricity within a cloud, between clouds or between cloud and the earth. The Lightning Arrester Calculation currents vary from 20KA to 200KA.
A Lightning arrestor provides a means for the lightning to get
discharged into respective earth pits or to the ground, leaving other conducting paths and structures.
In this context, the employer shall install proper Lightning Protection System Design to avoid lightning risks or check whether
the installed Air terminations are proportionate to protection required against lightning.