Lightning Protection

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Boat Electrics

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There is no such thing as a "lightning proof boat". But we can do a fair amount to protect the crew and the boat in case it gets hit by lightning. We discuss various approaches to lightning protection in this module.

Lightning Protection

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In this introductory lesson on lightning protection, we will explore how lightning storms develop. We will also talk about the potential damage of direct or indirect strikes.

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We look at the two main classes of lightning, various lightning protection standards and how to minimize the risk of damage from a strike.

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We focus on ways recommended by the ABYC and ISO to safely conduct lightning current to ground in the case of a direct strike.

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We explore ABYC and ISO approaches to preventing high voltage transients and to protect your boat and crew from arcing and side flashes caused by lightning.

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In this lesson, we discuss how the most recent National Fire Protection Association NFPA 780 standard for marine lightning protection now has some significant differences with the ABYC and ISO standards.

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Jan & Nigel

This course has been created in a joint effort by Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenst├Ądt. Nigel is responsible for the lecture notes and Jan will take the role of presenter and guide you through the lessons.

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