Overvoltage Protection of Low-voltage Systems, 2nd Edition

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  • Year: 2000

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBPO0330

  • ISBN: 978-0-85296-781-2

  • Pagination: 368pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Description: This highly illustrated and practical book surveys techniques available to protect LV equipment and systems from lightning strikes and other surges. After examining the physical origins and effects of these phenomena, it concentrates on the components and applications of protective measures and systems, placed in the context of current IEC and VDE standards. 

This unique book provides the reader with a thorough background in almost every aspect of lightning and its impact on electrical and electronic equipment. The contents range from basic discharge processes in air through transient electromagnetic field generation and interaction with overhead lines and underground cables, to lightning protection and testing techniques. This book is of value to anyone designing, installing or commissioning equipment, which needs to be secured against lightning strikes, as well as being a sound introduction to research students working in the field.

Book readership

Electrical and power system engineers in industry; also for reference for those in building/construction engineering and facilities management.


Professional; postgraduate; reference.

Book contents

1: Introduction; 
2: Damage due to lightning surges (statistics, examples of damage); 
3: Origin and effect of surges (atmospheric overvoltages, switching overvoltages); 

4: Protective measures, standards (lightning protection, surge protection for electrical systems, buildings and telecommunications systems, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) including protection against, standards for components and protective); 

5: Components and protective devices -construction, effect, application (air-terminations, building and room shields, shields for lines between screened buildings, shields for cables inside of buildings, optoelectronic connections, equipotential bonding, isolating spark gaps, arresters); 

6: Application in practice - examples (industrial plants, peak-load power station, mobile radio systems, TV-transposer, mobile telecommunication facility, airport control tower); 

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