Lightning Protection: Essential Guides

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Lightning Protection for Residential Buildings

1. Introduction Dwelling units are consistently under construction in various regions across Ireland. These residential buildings exhibit a variety of dimensions, masonry types, shapes, and house varying numbers of inhabitants. A recurring…
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Earthing and Bonding for Railway Systems

The All-Island Strategic Rail Review (AISRR) has been jointly commissioned by the Department of Transport in Ireland and the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland. Once completed, this will inform the development of a National…
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Earthing Requirements for Solar PV Farms

There are now 371MW of solar farms now connected to the grid with 2,000 acres are covered in panels that are capturing solar renewable energy and exporting it to the grid. According to Irish Solar Energy Association’s ‘Scale of Solar…
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Lightning Protection Zones Attributed to Protecting IT Equipment

In the latest edition of our technical blog series, we outline the key design considerations of designing an earthing system. LPI Group’s Technical Design Manager Mr Hadi Beik Daraei outlines some key considerations of bonding techniques…
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Coverage Studies for Electrical Fixtures on Mission Critical Roofs

  When installing lightning protection systems for mission-critical projects, there is daily interaction between electrical equipment and the fixtures installed at the roof level. In this article, Hadi Baik Daraei, Senior Design…
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Lightning Protection Parameters for High-rise buildings

  With an increase of 85% in the number of apartments built in Ireland between 2002-2016, apartments accounted for 12% of all household types in 2016, compared to 11.1% in 2011 according to the Central Statistics Office. According…
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Surge propagation control in data centers.

  Improving the efficiency and reliability of data centres is an area of concern for design teams working on data centre projects, so it is paramount that standards that outline data centre requirements and building envelope protection…
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Lightning Protection for Your Solar Panel System

Lightning can cause photovoltaic (PV) system failures as lightning that strikes the system from a great distance away, or even between clouds, can generate high-voltage surges. Considering this, in the fourth edition of the LPI Group technical…
Earthing Systems: What You Need to Know - LPI Group

Earthing Systems: What You Need to Know

This week in the third edition of the LPI Group technical blog, we will outline and explore the different types of earthing systems that are required for various protection and functional purposes. We will also discuss important definitions…
Strike Risk Assessments: Importance to Reduce Risks and the Probability of Damage

Strike Risk Assessments: Importance to Reduce Risks and the Probability of Damage

This week in the second edition of our technical blog we will demystify the theory of a strike risk assessment and highlight the importance of this study in the design phase of a building development to reduce risks and probability of damage…