IEC 62561-3:2017 Released for Requirements and Tests of Lightning Protection System Components

Lightning protection system components

Lightning protection system components

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 62561-3:2017 for “lightning protection system components (LPSC) – Part 3: Requirements for isolating spark gaps (ISG)” and is now available on the IEC webstore.

Description: “IEC 62561-3:2017 specifies the requirements and tests for isolating spark gaps (ISG) for lightning protection systems. ISGs can be used to indirectly bond a lightning protection system to other nearby metalwork where a direct bond is not permissible for functional reasons.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.

– a new classification has been added related to ISGs location installation;
– an updated flow chart of tests has been developed


*Description from the IEC Website 

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