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NFPA 780: Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
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What is NFPA 780?
NFPA 780: Document Scope

1.1 Scope.
1.1.1 This document shall cover traditional lightning protection system installation requirements for the following:
(1) Ordinary structures
(2) Miscellaneous structures and special occupancies
(3) Heavy-duty stacks
(4) Structures containing flammable vapors, flammable gases, or liquids that can give off flammable vapors
(5) Structures housing explosive materials
(6) Wind turbines
(7) Watercraft
(8) Airfield lighting circuits
(9) Solar arrays
1.1.2* This document shall address lightning protection of the structure but not the equipment or installation requirements for electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems except as given in Chapter 9 and Chapter 12.
A.1.1.2 Electric generating facilities whose primary purpose is to generate electric power are excluded from this standard with regard to generation, transmission, and distribution of power.
Most electrical utilities have standards covering the protection of their facilities and equipment. Installations not directly related to those areas and structures housing such installations can be protected against lightning by the provisions of this standard.
1.1.3 This document shall not cover lightning protection system installation requirements for early streamer emission systems or charge dissipation systems.

NFPA 780 provides lightning protection system installation requirements to safeguard people and property from fire risk and related hazards associated with lightning exposure.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 780 address?

This Standard covers traditional lightning protection system installation requirements for ordinary structures; miscellaneous structures and special occupancies; heavy-duty stacks; watercraft; wind turbines; structures housing explosive materials; and structures containing flammable vapors, flammable gases, or liquids that give off flammable vapors.

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