IEC Publishes IEC 62793:2016, Standard for Thunderstorm Warning Systems

stormThe International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published the first edition of IEC 62793:2016. This standard covers “Protection against lightning – Thunderstorm warning systems” and is now available at the IEC webstore.


IEC 62793:2016(E) describes the characteristics of thunderstorm warning systems and evaluation of the usefulness of lightning real time data and/or storm electrification data in order to implement lightning hazard preventive measures. This standard provides the basic requirements for sensors and networks collecting accurate data of the relevant parameters, giving real-time information of lightning tracks and range. It describes the application of the data collected by these sensors and networks in the form of warnings and historical data. This standard applies to the use of information from thunderstorm warning systems (systems or equipment providing real-time information) on atmospheric electric activity in order to monitor preventive measures.

*Description from the IEC website.

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