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NFPA 780: Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems; 2008
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1.1.1 This document shall cover traditional lightning protection system installation requirements for the following:
(1) Ordinary structures
(2) Miscellaneous structures and special occupancies
(3) Heavy-duty stacks
(4) Structures containing flammable vapors, flammable gases, or liquids that can give off flammable vapors
(5) Structures housing explosive materials
(6) Wind turbines
(8) Airfield lighting circuits
(9) Solar arrays
1.1.2* This document shall address lightning protection of the structure but not the equipment or installation requirements for electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems except as given in Chapter 9 and Chapter 12.
A.1.1.2 Electric generating facilities whose primary purpose is to generate electric power are excluded from this standard with regard to generation, transmission, and distribution of power.
Most electrical utilities have standards covering the protection of their facilities and equipment. Installations not directly related to those areas and structures housing such installations can be protected against lightning by the provisions of this standard.
1.1.3 This document shall not cover lightning protection system installation requirements for early streamer emission systems or charge dissipation systems.