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Mar 10, 2020 — Mar 11, 2020
  • Seminar

NFPA 780 and UL 96A - Lightning Protection Installation Standard Review Class

Please join us for UL’s lightning protection installation standard review workshop.

Cost - 1050
  • Seminar

This two-day workshop focuses on the key elements of NFPA 780 and its practical application. The workshop provides valuable insight on how NFPA 780 and UL 96A relate to each other. The course focuses on NFPA 780 chapters 1 through 6 and UL 96A applications and includes detailed guidance on general requirements, miscellaneous structures, special occupancies, and heavy duty stacks. and includes the military applications and non-ordinary structures found in NFPA 780. Calculation tools for determining a zone of protection is provided. Guidelines for developing inspection requests for explosive and flammable location applications is also covered. Students participate in critical discussions to determine the best protection strategies incorporating the guidance of NFPA 780.

Additionally, each participant will receive a classroom workbook and a copy of NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lighting Protection Systems and UL 96A, Installation Requirements for Lightning Protection Systems ($950 USD Value).

This course is an excellent preparatory program for our Lightning Protection System Installer Certification Examination. Students successfully completing this 2 day workshop are eligible to take the examination to become certified as a UL Certified Lightning Protection System Installer. Differentiate yourself with a professional certification from UL. Register for the examination within 30 days of class completion and save 25% For details about the certification and to register, click on the following link:

Lightning Protection System Installer Certification Exam

Workshop Topics:

  • Scope of the standard and its limitations
  • The use of geometric modeling
  • Mast and Overhead Ground wires within a system
  • Rolling sphere modeling and calculations
  • Component use
  • Bonding requirements
  • Grounding termination requirements
  • Web application process
  • Surge components and their relationship to the lightning protection system
  • Identification of surge components
  • Review of the inspection staff instructions and inspection guidelines
  • Explanation of the calculation tools
  • Relationship between NFPA 780 and UL 96A
  • UL's inspection and certification process
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