SNZ AS/NZS 1768
|Publication Date:||10 January 2007|
This Standard sets out guidelines for the protection of persons and property from hazards arising from exposure to lightning. The recommendations specifically cover the following applications:
(a) The protection of persons, both outdoors, where they may be at risk from the direct effects of a lightning strike, and indoors, where they may be at risk indirectly as a consequence of lightning currents being conducted into the building.
(b) The protection of a variety of buildings or structures, including those with explosive or highly-flammable contents, and mines.
(c) The protection of sensitive electronic equipment (e.g. facsimile machines, modems, computers) from overvoltages resulting from a lightning strike to the building or its associated services.
The nature of lightning and the principles of lightning protection are discussed and guidance is given to assist in a determination of whether protective measures should be taken.
This Standard is applicable to conventional lightning protection systems (LPSs) that comprise air terminals, downconductors, earth termination networks and surge protective devices (SPDs). Nothing contained within this Standard either endorses or implies the endorsement of non-conventional LPSs that comprise air terminals that claim enhanced performance or downconductors that claim enhanced magnetic screening over conventional systems.
The performance of such systems is outside the scope of this Standard. Irrespective of claimed performance, air terminals shall be placed in accordance with Section 4 to comply with this Standard.