Solution: Lightning protection

Solution: Lightning protection


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Background information

In 1949, Austria started to develop the technical basis for the issuance of corresponding installation requirements for lightning protection systems. The Austrian regulation ÖVE-E49/1988 Lightning Protection Systems, which was valid for a long time, was repealed by the Electrical Engineering Ordinance 2002 (ETV 2002) and replaced by the national ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8049-1/2001 Lightning Protection of Structural Systems, Part1: General principles.
In 2010, ÖVE/ÖNORM E 8049-1/2001 was superseded by the publication of the Electrical Engineering Ordinance 2002/A2 (ETV 2002/A2) and the international standard ÖVE/ÖNORM EN 62305-3:2008 Lightning protection – Part 3: Protection of structures and persons, was declared mandatory with a transition period of five years.

Further parts of ÖVE/ÖNORM EN 62305 (not legally binding in Austria)

Part 1: General principles
Part 2: Risk management
Part 3, Supplement 1: Additional information for structures with potentially explosive atmospheres
Part 3, Supplement 2: Selection of the required lightning protection class and test intervals for structural installations
Part 4: Electrical and electronic systems in building installations

"Lightning protection technology helps against the forces of nature. Buildings, machinery and computer networks can be protected against lightning strikes."

Lightning protection

Every year, an average of 160,000 lightning bolts strike Austria (source: ZAMG, 1992-2016), causing an insurance loss of several million euros. A heavy thunderstorm day in Austria produces several thousand lightning strikes. Today, technology helps against the forces of nature. Buildings, machinery and computer networks can be protected against lightning strikes by lightning and surge protection devices.

As independent experts, we are happy to support you with lightning protection concept, construction planning, tendering, tender inspection, construction supervision, etc. right through to acceptance inspection.

  • Detailed drone scan
  • Lightning protection class calculation by experts
  • Software-supported calculation of the interception rod arrangement incl. separation distance calculation using the lightning ball method
  • Complete lightning protection concept for the entire system
  • Planning representation of protected areas (incl. EX zones)
  • Digital inventory by drone flight
  • Lightning protection concept by TÜV AUSTRIA experts
  • Recognised basis for tender & submission documents
  • Retrofitting without influence on lightning protection (separate lightning protection)
  • Reduced downtimes

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