LPGI Lightning and Grounding Course
lightning protection training
& Grounding Electrical Protection Seminar for
Towers and Equipment
is the only training available
in the country which provides methods for grounding and protecting tower
and equipment building from lightning induced Ground Potential Rise (GPR)}
This is also the only training in the country that covers IEEE Standard
1612-2011, the only national lightning equipment standard.
This two (2) day training seminar will be suit-cased to your
location for $1,000 per attendee with a minimum of ten (10) attendees plus
instructor travel expenses, and $150 per course manual. Request
a firm quote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Seminar outline:
Day One (1):
I. Ground Impedance testing and calculations
II. Grounding requirements using radial capacitive grounding systems for
lightning and Single Point Grounding (SPG): Electrode Design for Grounding
III. Placing Ground Rods, Radial Spiders and Bonding to Metallic Objects,
IV. Grounding Conductor Requirements in
, MGB, SPG, HALO, RF, and IERG Grounds
V. AC Power Grounding Electrode
VI. Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS)
VII. COAX Cable and Bulkhead Panel for Tower Coax,
VIII. Communication Facility Isolation from a Lightning Induced Ground
Potential Rise (GPR)
Lightning Protection System
X. Personnel Safety
Day Two (2):
Field trip to Tower Site to test soil resistivity and grounding system,
conduct a grounding and electrical protection survey.
Develop a list of grounding and electrical protection discrepancies
that may require correction to prevent damage from lightning strike energy.
Develop a strategy for a tower site lightning audit.
ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities: "Guide for
Protection of Equipment and Personnel from Lightning", August 1, 2002
by E. M. Duckworth Jr., P.E.
IEEE Standard 487-2007
IEEE Standard 1692-2011
Motorola R56B “Standards and Guidelines for Communication Sites”
NFPA 780 “Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
Earth Conduction Effects in Transmission Systems by Erling D. Sunde
National Electrical Code