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On the study of modernized lightning air terminal

Sidik, M. A. B. and Ahmad, H. (2008) On the study of modernized lightning air terminal. International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 3 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1827-6660

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In a direct strike lightning protection system, three components are considered to be of great significance; that is lightning air terminal (LAT), down-conductor (DC), and earth terminal (ET). Since the time of Benjamin Franklin, the founder of lightning rod, until today there are many types of LAT that have been installed on building structures around the world to provide protection to the human being and equipment from the effect of lightning strokes. In general LAT could be classified as in compliance with standard and non-standard method. However, generally people at large are unable to differentiate between standard and non-standard method of protection involving the use of LAT. The latter performance and its scientific explanation provided by vendors have created controversies among lightning scientists and practicing engineers. The development and research on technologies to control or even to prevent lightning strokes continues till today. This paper describes a current research going on related to the subject concern and possible technologies which can be used for future generation of LAT.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lightning, lightning protection system, lightning air terminal
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:8708
Deposited By: Norshiela Buyamin
Deposited On:08 May 2009 09:42
Last Modified:08 May 2009 09:42

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