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The aim of an external lightning protection system is to protect buildings from direct lightning strikes and fire or from the effects of lightning current.

In this web-based training course you will become familiar with the air-termination system, down conductor and earth-termination system of an external lightning protection system and you will learn how to plan an external lightning protection system.

Lightning strikes are the main source of surges and jeopardise buildings and installations even if they are protected by a lightning protection system.

Our power supply, communication and information systems are based on sensitive electric and electronic devices.
If these components fail or malfunction, entire systems come to a standstill and the consequences are far-reaching.
It is therefore important to prevent damage to devices, installations and systems.

Lightning and surge protection are vital elements here.