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IEC 62305-3 ED3

Protection against lightning - Part 3: Physical damage to structures and life hazard

General information

50.00     Jan 9, 2024

CFDIS    Apr 2, 2024


TC 81

International Standard

29.020     91.120.40  


IEC 62305-3:2018 provides the requirements for protection of a structure against physical damage by means of a lightning protection system (LPS), and for protection against injury to human beings due to touch and step voltages in the vicinity of an LPS (see IEC 62305-1).
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 2010. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
Minimum thicknesses of metal sheets or metal pipes are given in Table 4 for air-termination systems where it is necessary to prevent hot-spot problems. Maximum temperature rises ΔT (K) and time duration t50 (s) for different thickness and long strokes are also given.
Cross reference to IEC 62561 (all parts) is made in choosing components of the LPS.
The application of two methods – general and simplified – for separation distance calculation is clarified.
Some changes to the requirements for continuity of steel reinforcement are made.
Revision of positioning of air-termination conductors according to the three accepted methods and a more precise description of the methods for positioning of the air-termination systems, according to the complexity of structures to be protected, are made. The main text has been simplified, Annex A has been deleted and all detailed information has been moved to Annex D.
Information on the protection of green roofs is introduced in Annex D.
Information on the protection of protruding parts on facades of tall buildings is introduced in Annex D.

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IEC 62305-3:2010 ED2


IEC 62305-3 ED3
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