Lightning Risk Management

Dates & Locations

Overview

Starting with an introduction to lightning protection systems, including shielding and insulation failure mechanisms, this course provides the basics to understand issues in controlling the risks of lightning damage. Referencing the most recent international standards such as IEC 62305/2006, protection methodologies are compared and contrasted, reviewing the theory and practical implementation of each approach. As examples of best practice, test procedures are demonstrated to prove the adequacy of protective devices and methods. Finally, Kinectrics’ presents and shares experiences in the field and lessons learned, which relate to the implementation of lightning protection system testing.

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Defining and Managing the Lightning Risk

  • Local climate conditions
  • Vulnerability to lightning damage: Tubes to Gigabytes
  • Issues in risk transfer via insurance
  • Lightning protection standards
  • Risk mitigation with lightning protection systems (LPS)

Methods to Analyze and Test Lightning Protection Systems (LPS)

  • Electrical circuit models
  • Travelling wave network models
  • Electromagnetic coupling (EMC) models
  • Transfer impedance testing

Special Issues in Lightning Protection of Renewable Energy Systems

  • Getting lightning currents into and out of concrete structures
  • Wind turbine lightning protection systems
  • Rooftop solar panel lightning protection systems

Special Issues in Lightning Protection of Sensitive Installations

  • Standard and premium power quality
  • Continuous process equipment
  • Server farms
  • Telecommunications towers and chimneys
  • Selection of surge protective devices

Maintenance Testing

  • Visual inspection provisions
  • LPS integrity testing
  • Surge protective device integrity testing
  • Safety issues

Kinectrics Case Studies

  • Experience with on-site diagnostic testing
  • Transmission line and station case studies

Who Should Attend

​This course is designed for:

  • New engineers facing practical electrical grounding layout problems for the first time
  • Consulting engineers and architects dealing with specification of high-tech or renewable-energy facilities
  • Customer engineers supervising construction of facilities to enclose high-value continuous process equipment
  • Specialists in electrical power quality issues

Key Benefits

​Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe issues resulting in lightning failures of electrical power system components
  • Analyze protection methodologies from the latest international standards
  • Evaluate test results from actual case studies

Instructors

  • Emanuel Petrache Ph.D


    Emanuel Petrache is a Senior Engineer with over ten years of industrial and academic experience in electromagnetic compatibility problems, including lightning effects.​

Contact Training


Training Locations

  • Toronto

    800 Kipling Ave., Unit 2
    Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5G5

    Map


    416-207-6000

    416-207-6532


  • Cincinnati

    7251 E. Kemper Road,
    Cincinnati, Ohio, 45249

    Map


    513-247-9039



Kinectrics Case Studies

  • Experience with on-site diagnostic testing
  • Transmission line and station case studies

Maintenance Testing

  • Visual inspection provisions
  • LPS integrity testing
  • Surge protective device integrity testing
  • Safety issues

Special Issues in Lightning Protection of Sensitive Installations

  • Standard and premium power quality
  • Continuous process equipment
  • Server farms
  • Telecommunications towers and chimneys
  • Selection of surge protective devices

Special Issues in Lightning Protection of Renewable Energy Systems

  • Getting lightning currents into and out of concrete structures
  • Wind turbine lightning protection systems
  • Rooftop solar panel lightning protection systems

Methods to Analyze and Test Lightning Protection Systems (LPS)

  • Electrical circuit models
  • Travelling wave network models
  • Electromagnetic coupling (EMC) models
  • Transfer impedance testing

Defining and Managing the Lightning Risk

  • Local climate conditions
  • Vulnerability to lightning damage: Tubes to Gigabytes
  • Issues in risk transfer via insurance
  • Lightning protection standards
  • Risk mitigation with lightning protection systems (LPS)