Latest Lightning protection standards in Greater China

Normative lightning and surge protection requirements

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Design and Application Standards

IEC 62305:2010 (Part 1/2/3/4 )
IEC 60364 (Part 1/4/5)

Requirements & Testing Standards

IEC 62561:2012 (Part 1/2/3/4/5/6/7)
IEC 61643:2011 (Part 11/21)

Lightning protection standard
IEC 62305:2010

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Connection between the various parts of IEC 62305

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Class of Lightning protection system (LPS) based on IEC 62305-1.

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The discrepancy between latest IEC standards and UK standards

BS EN 62305 = IEC 62305
BS EN 50164 = IEC 62561
to supersede the previous standard, BS 6651:1999

The UK lightning protection standard which was Hong Kong followed, BS 6651 has been withdrawn in August 2008, and now BS EN/IEC 62305 is the recognized standard for lightning protection.

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Above information extract from seminar given by

Tero Du 杜天良
Member of the meteorology society of China

Seminar made possible by Society Of Operations Engineers (Macau Region)