Together, LPGI &
Associate experts have
over 142 years of IEEE experience and design expertise in Engineering, Grounding, Ground Potential
Rise (GPR) Effects, GPR Calculations and Lightning Isolation
Ernest M. Duckworth,
P.E. - President
LPGI & Affiliates,
company that specializes in lightning behavior and control, lightning
protection, lightning grounding, electrical substation protection &
grounding, communications design, power design, Ground Potential Rise (GPR)
evaluations, electrical fault calculations, electrical engineering training,
and forensic analysis.
Ernie has a BS and MS Degrees in Electrical
and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of
. He has been a member of IEEE
Standards Committees relating to Electrical Protection since 1980, supported
the latest revision 'B' to Motorola's R56 Standards & Guidelines
for Communication Sites and has made over 400 presentations and published 36
Ernie is regarded by many as the nation's top IEEE lightning and ground
potential rise subject matter expert.
In addition, Mr.
Duckworth has passed the PETROFAC basic
offshore safety and emergency testing including HUET and EBS (O.P.I.T.O.
approved) and passed Escape Systems
testing in accordance with OLF guidelines and is therefore qualified to work
on world-wide deep sea oil platforms and facilities.
A. Rakov, Ph.D received
the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the
, in 1977 and 1983, respectively. Dr.
Rakov is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer
, and Co-Director of the
for Lightning Research and Testing (ICLRT).
Dr. Rakov is the lead author of "Lightning: Physics and Effects",
and author or coauthor of over 500 other publications on various aspects of
lightning and lightning protection, and has published over 160 papers.
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