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) Watercraft (5) Structures containing flammable vapors, flammable gases, or liquids that give off flammable vapors 1.1.2* This document shall not cover lightning protection system installation requirements for electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems. 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.

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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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