Investigation of International Standard, International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC 62305 and Indian Standard IS 2309 in positioning the Air Terminals
Vivek M. Unnithan,  Dr. Chirag K. Vibhakar
From 18th Century onwards, many scientists and researchers across the globe have conducted experiments and researches related to the subject called Lightning and as a result they have acquired success in protecting the structures against lightning strokes to a great extent. However, the science behind lightning has not been completely discovered and therefore any design of lightning protection scheme can’t be certified as cent percent safe.
Here in this paper, a cuboid equivalent to a rectangular industrial building has been taken into consideration. Lightning Protection Scheme for the same has been designed in two ways: i) based on the Protective Angle Method and Rolling Sphere Method as per International Standard IEC 62305 and ii) based on the Protective Angle Method as per Indian Standard IS 2309. This paper mainly focuses on the comparison of those two designs which ultimately discloses the difference in safety level that we are having by adopting a particular standard.
Keywords- Lightning, Protective Angle, Rolling Sphere, Air Terminal
Cite this Article
Vivek M. Unnithan,  Dr. Chirag K. Vibhakar,   "Investigation of International Standard, International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC 62305 and Indian Standard IS 2309 in positioning the Air Terminals"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.2, Issue 2, pp.1595-1597, June 2014, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1402051.pdf