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Some Enlightening Case Histories on Lightning Damage



T. S. Key, D. Nastasi, K. O. Phipps, Francois D. Martzloff


Lightning related damage stories abound, but it is not always possible to document precisely the mechanisms and scenarios involved when timely, first-hand knowledge is not obtainable. From a collection of case histories accumulated by the authors, three cases are described. Each of the three illustrates a different mechanism leading to equipment failure, in ways that might not have been obvious from a casual investigation of the damage or sites, or from second-hand reports.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 25th Intl. Conf. on Lightning Protection (ICLP 2000)
Conference Dates
September 18-22, 2000
Conference Location
Rion, 1, GR


equipment immunity, lightning surges, systems interactions


Key, T. , Nastasi, D. , Phipps, K. and Martzloff, F. (2000), Some Enlightening Case Histories on Lightning Damage, Proc. 25th Intl. Conf. on Lightning Protection (ICLP 2000), Rion, 1, GR, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created August 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021