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  • AS/NZS 1768:2007

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    Lightning protection

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  10-01-2007

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    ​Provides guidelines for the protection of persons and property from the hazards of lightning. Applies to conventional lightning protection systems consisting of air terminations, downconductors, earthing systems and surge protective devices. Also provides a comprehensive risk management process for the determination of the risk of damage due to lightning for a range of structures.

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    This Standard sets out guidelines for the protection of persons and property from hazards arising from exposure to lightning. The recommendations specifically cover the following applications:(a) The protection of persons, both outdoors, where they may be at risk from the direct effects of a lightning strike, and indoors, where they may be at risk indirectly as a consequence of lightning currents being conducted into the building.(b) The protection of a variety of buildings or structures, including those with explosive or highly-flammable contents, and mines.(c) The protection of sensitive electronic equipment (e.g. facsimile machines, modems, computers) from overvoltages resulting from a lightning strike to the building or its associated services.The nature of lightning and the principles of lightning protection are discussed and guidance is given to assist in a determination of whether protective measures should be taken.This Standard is applicable to conventional lightning protection systems (LPSs) that comprise air terminals, downconductors, earth termination networks and surge protective devices (SPDs). Nothing contained within this Standard either endorses or implies the endorsement of non-conventional LPSs that comprise air terminals that claim enhanced performance or downconductors that claim enhanced magnetic screening over conventional systems.The performance of such systems is outside the scope of this Standard. Irrespective of claimed performance, air terminals shall be placed in accordance with Section 4 to comply with this Standard.

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    Committee EL-024
    Development Note Standard has been given Pending Revision status. Under Revision by DR AS 1768:2021.
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note This Hardcopy contains a CD-ROM. Pending Revision indicates that as a result of the Aged Standards review process, the document needs updating. If no project proposal, meeting the quality criteria, is received within the 12 month timeframe, the document shall be withdrawn.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status AvailableSuperseded
    Superseded By
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    Under Revision

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    First published as AS MC1-1969.Revised and redesignated AS 1768-1975.Second edition 1983.Third edition 1991.Jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 1768(Int):2003.Jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 1768:2007. Originated in Australia as MC1-1969. Originated in New Zealand as NZS/AS 1768:1991. Previous edition AS/NZS 1768(Int):2003. This edition AS/NZS 1768:2007.

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    AS 4262.1-1995 Telecommunication overvoltages Protection of persons
    AS 1746-1991 Conductors - Bare overhead - Hard-drawn copper
    AS/NZS 2430.3.7:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Landfill gas, sewage treatment and sewage pumping plants
    AS/NZS 3835.2:2006 Earth potential rise - Protection of telecommunications network users, personnel and plant Application guide
    AS/NZS 2053.5:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Corrugated conduits and fittings of insulating material (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2053.6:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Profile-wall, smooth-bore conduits and fittings of insulating material (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2053.7:2002 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Rigid metal conduits and fittings (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 4262.2-1999 Telecommunication overvoltages Protection of equipment
    AS/NZS 2430.3.8:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Surface coatings and adhesives
    AS 1432-2004 Copper tubes for plumbing, gasfitting and drainage applications
    AS 1565-1996 Copper and copper alloys - Ingots and castings (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS 2832.1-2004 Cathodic protection of metals - Pipes and cables
    AS/NZS 4853:2000 Electrical hazards on metallic pipelines
    AS/NZS 2053.4:1995 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Flexible plain conduits and fittings of insulating material
    AS/NZS 2430.3.3:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Flammable liquids
    AS/NZS 2053.1:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations General requirements (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 60950.1:2003 Information technology equipment - Safety General requirements (IEC 60950-1:2001, MOD)
    AS/NZS 2430.3.1:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - General
    AS/NZS 2053.8:1995 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Flexible conduits and fittings of metal or composite material
    AS/NZS 1567:1997 Copper and copper alloys - Wrought rods, bars and sections (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 1874-2000 Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Ingots and castings (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1566-1997 Copper and copper alloys - Rolled flat products (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1931.1-1996 High-voltage test techniques - General definitions and test requirements
    AS/NZS 1020:1995 The control of undesirable static electricity
    AS/NZS 1866:1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Extruded rod, bar, solid and hollow shapes (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS 1214-1983 Hot-dip galvanized coatings on threaded fasteners (ISO metric coarse thread series)
    AS/NZS 3835.1:2006 Earth potential rise - Protection of telecommunications network users, personnel and plant Code of practice
    AS/NZS 2430.3.2:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Vehicle workshops, vehicle parking, fuel dispensing stations and aircraft hangars
    AS/NZS 3004:2002 Electrical installations - Marinas and pleasure craft at low-voltage
    AS/NZS 5000.1:2005 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 2430.3.6:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Laboratories, including fume cupboards and flammable medical agents
    AS/NZS 2053.3:1995 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Rigid plain conduits and fittings of fibre-reinforced concrete material (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2239-2003 Galvanic (sacrificial) anodes for cathodic protection
    AS 1222.1-1992 Steel conductors and stays - Bare overhead Galvanized (SC/GZ) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1531-1991 Conductors - Bare overhead - Aluminium and aluminium alloy (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 1397-2001 Steel sheet and strip - Hot-dipped zinc-coated or aluminium/zinc-coated
    AS/NZS 2053.2:2001 Conduits and fittings for electrical installations Rigid plain conduits and fittings of insulating material (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2738-2000 Copper and copper alloys - Compositions and designations of refinery products, wrought products, ingots and castings (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/RISSB 7722 : 2016 EMC Management
    AS/NZS 2430.3.5:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Refineries and major processing plants
    AS/NZS 3191:2003 Electric flexible cords
    AS 1074-1989 Steel tubes and tubulars for ordinary service (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 3100:2002 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS 2832.2-2003 Cathodic protection of metals Compact buried structures
    AS 4070-1992 Recommended practices for protection of low-voltage electrical installations and equipment in MEN systems from transient overvoltages (Reconfirmed 2015)
    AS 2187.2-2006 Explosives - Storage and use Use of explosives
    AS/NZS 2430.3.9:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Miscellaneous
    AS/NZS 2430.3.4:2004 Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - Flammable gases

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    HB 29-2007 Communications cabling manual - Module 2: Communications cabling handbook
    AS 2593:2021 Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems
    AS 2593-2004 Boilers - Safety management and supervision systems (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 3892-2001 Pressure equipment - Installation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical installations - Generating sets
    AS 4326-2008 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS 3600-2001 Concrete structures
    AS 3961-2005 The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
    AS/NZS 5070.1:2008 Siting and operation of radiocommunications facilities General guidelines for fixed, mobile and broadcasting facilities including fixed location satellite earth stations independent of the operating frequency (Reconfirmed 2019)
    AS 2834-1995 Computer accommodation
    AS 1188-1990 Radio transmitters and similar equipment - Safe practices
    AS 4722-2009 Passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors
    AS 5156-2010 Electronic speed limit signs
    AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 4853:2012 Electrical hazards on metallic pipelines
    AS 1418.1-2002 Cranes, hoists and winches General requirements
    AS 1940-2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS 4041-2006 Pressure piping (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3084:2003 Telecommunications installations - Telecommunications pathways and spaces for commercial buildings (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS/NZS 4745:2012 Code of practice for handling combustible dusts
    AS 4326-1995 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
    AS 2067-1984 Switchgear assemblies and ancillary equipment for alternating voltages above 1 kV
    AS/NZS 3009:1998 Electrical installations - Emergency power supplies in hospitals
    AS 3961:2017 The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 2067-2008 Substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.
    AS 3580.14-2011 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air - Part 14: Meteorological monitoring for ambient air quality monitoring applications
    AS/NZS 4509.1:2009 Stand-alone power systems Safety and installation (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 2885.1-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction
    AS 3600:2018 Concrete structures
    AS/NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical equipment for explosive gas atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - General requirements
    AS 4852.1-2009 Variable message signs - Fixed signs
    AS/NZS 3084:2017 Telecommunications installations - Telecommunications pathways and spaces for commercial buildings
    AS 3533.1-2009 Amusement rides and devices Design and construction
    AS 4070-1992 Recommended practices for protection of low-voltage electrical installations and equipment in MEN systems from transient overvoltages (Reconfirmed 2015)
    AS 5100.5:2017 Bridge design Concrete
    AS/NZS 1367:2007 Coaxial cable and optical fibre systems for the RF distribution of analog and digital television and sound signals in single and multiple dwelling installations
    AS 2578-2009 Traffic signal controllers
    AS 2923-1987 Ambient air - Guide for measurement of horizontal wind for air quality applications
    AS/NZS 2201.1:2007 Intruder alarm systems Client's premises - Design, installation, commissioning and maintenance
    AS/NZS 1596:2008 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 3600-2009 Concrete structures
    AS/NZS 7000:2010 Overhead line design - Detailed procedures
    AS 2067:2016 Substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.
    HB 13-2007 Electrical equipment for hazardous areas
    AS 2832.2-2003 Cathodic protection of metals Compact buried structures
    AS 1418.13-1996 Cranes (including hoists and winches) Building maintenance units
    AS/NZS 1367:2016 Coaxial cable and optical fibre systems for the RF distribution of digital television, radio and in-house analog television signals in single and multiple dwelling installations
    AS 3516.3-1991 Siting of radiocommunications facilities - Fixed location satellite earth stations
    AS 2832.5-2008 Cathodic protection of metals Steel in concrete structures
    AS 1375-2013 Industrial fuel-fired appliances
    AS 4852.1:2019 Variable message signs Fixed signs
    AS 1417.1-1987 Receiving antennas for radio and television in the frequency range 30 MHz to 1 GHz - Construction and installation
    AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Unamended Hardcopy + Amendments) Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 60079.14:2009 Explosive atmospheres Electrical installations design, selection and erection (IEC 60079-14, Ed. 4.0 (2007) MOD)
    AS 2885.1-2012 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum Design and construction
    AS/NZS 3007:2013 Electrical equipment in mines and quarries - Surface installations and associated processing plant
    AS 2832.4-2006 Cathodic protection of metals Internal surfaces (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 4509.2:2010 Stand-alone power systems System design (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 1596:2014 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS/NZS 1020:1995 The control of undesirable static electricity
    AS 2187.1-1998 Explosives - Storage, transport and use Storage
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