Lightning Protection Certification for High Explosives Facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Presented here is an innovation in lighting safety certification, and a description of its implementation for high explosives processing and storage facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Lightning rods have proven useful in the protection of wooden structures; however, modern structures made of rebar, concrete, and the like, require fresh thinking. Our process involves a rigorous and unique approach to lightning safety for modern buildings, where the internal voltages and currents are quantified and the risk assessed. To follow are the main technical aspects of lightning protection for modern structures and these methods comply with the requirements of the National ... continued below

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Clancy, T J; Brown, C G; Ong, M M & Clark, G A January 11, 2006.

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Presented here is an innovation in lighting safety certification, and a description of its implementation for high explosives processing and storage facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Lightning rods have proven useful in the protection of wooden structures; however, modern structures made of rebar, concrete, and the like, require fresh thinking. Our process involves a rigorous and unique approach to lightning safety for modern buildings, where the internal voltages and currents are quantified and the risk assessed. To follow are the main technical aspects of lightning protection for modern structures and these methods comply with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, the National Electrical Code, and the Department of Energy [1][2]. At the date of this release, we have certified over 70 HE processing and storage cells at our Site 300 facility.

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  • Presented at: 2006 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Conference, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2006

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  • Report No.: UCRL-CONF-218103
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Clancy, T J; Brown, C G; Ong, M M & Clark, G A. Lightning Protection Certification for High Explosives Facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, article, January 11, 2006; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc884322/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.