DOD - UFC 3-575-01
LIGHTNING AND STATIC ELECTRICITY PROTECTION SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||1 July 2012|
This UFC provides policy and design requirements for static electricity protection, and lightning protection systems and related grounding for facilities and other structures.
The information provided here must be utilized by electrical engineers in the development of the plans, specifications, calculations, and Design/Build Request for Proposals (RFP) and must serve as the minimum electrical design requirements. It is applicable to the traditional electrical services customary for Design-Bid-Build construction contracts and for Design-Build construction contracts. Project conditions may dictate the need for a design that exceeds these minimum requirements.
UFC 3-501-01, Electrical Engineering, provides the governing criteria for electrical systems, explains the delineation between the different electrical-related UFCs, and refers to UFC 3-575-01 for static electricity protection and lightning protection system requirements. Refer to UFC 3-501-01 for design analysis, calculation, and drawing requirements.
Compliance with this UFC is mandatory for DoD facilities located on or outside of DoD installations, whether acquired by appropriated or non-appropriated funds, or third party finance and constructed. Facilities include all temporary or permanent structures, including waterfront facilities, outside storage, and shore protection for ships and aircraft.
Criteria in this UFC document apply to DoD leased facilities outside of DoD installations, whether by appropriated or non-appropriated funds, or third party financed and constructed when DoD or DoD contractor maintains the facility.