Lightning Protection Systems Training

Designing, Constructing and Maintaining Lightning, Electrostatic Discharge & Transient Overvoltage Protection Systems



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We Are Canada's Leader In Lightning Protection Systems Training - More than 1,500 satisfied electrical professionals in the past year alone!
We can present Lightning Protection Systems Training to your electrical engineering staff, on your premises, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. Randy Hurst, President, The Electricity Forum, is ready to help design this program for you.
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October 25, 2013 -Edmonton, AB
Sawridge Inn Edmonton South

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November 1, 2013 - Toronto, ON
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel

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Lightning damage to equipment results in losses exceeding twenty-six billion dollars annually in North America, and nearly three times that worldwide with more than 150 strikes per second. Insurance payout resulting from lightning damage, accounts for approximately 6.5 per cent of all industrial, commercial and institutional property and casualty claims. Ironically, lightning damage to equipment can be all but totally prevented.

Special lightning protection systems prevent damage and are simple, very reliable, and inexpensive, particularly when compared to the cost of equipment repair and replacement, as well as the possible consequences of harm to personnel. However, methods for lightning special protection cannot be found in the code books, i.e.; Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).

Who Needs Lightning Protection Systems Training?
The largest classes of technical structures needing lightning protection in the world today are wireless communications and broadcast towers and their antennas.

In less than 20 years, cellular mobile towers have proliferated on every continent, and are perfect lightning targets! To a lesser extent, AM, FM, and TV towers have also sprouted, sometimes sharing with cell systems. Not only are the towers at lightning risk, but also the cellular, broadcast, and communications antennas mounted on them. At risk too, are the attached cell site equipment, radio transmitters, coaxial cables, and tower light systems.

General review of protection schemes and their impact on various industries. Strategies for mitigating damage and improving overall equipment performance are discussed.

Essential Lightning Protection Systems Applications:

  • Telecommunication microwave
  • Cellular and wireless networks
  • Radio tower and site grounding systems
  • Petrochemical lightning protection systems
  • Oil refineries
  • Tank farms
  • Wind farms
  • Pipeline infrastructure
  • Electric Utility Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure
  • Hospitals, Airports, and other Institutional Facilities
  • Computer Facilities
  • Industrial, Commercial and Insitutional buildings

Our Lightning Protection Systems Course will review the important characteristics of natural lightning including its formation, electrical and physical characteristics, and the ways in which it interacts with not only physical structures but also sensitive, critical, and expensive electrical and electronic systems.

Our Lightning Protection Systems Course will review:

  • Lightning protection grounded towers, wireless facilities, wind power structures, and industrial structures and equipment
  • Divide and control lightning strike energy
  • Tower location in respect to equipment building, electromagnetic radiation, need for Faraday Cage
  • Coordinate the coax cable entry with building equipment grounding
  • Voltage divider circuit from lightning traveling down a tower
  • Lightning - A major source of Ground Potential Rise (GPR)
  • Bulkhead or wave guide hatch
  • Single point grounding location
  • Isolate wire-line communications from remote ground
  • AC power surge protection and UPS at the power entrance facility
  • Standard telephone pair protection is worthless in a Ground Potential Rise


Lightning Protection System
  • This Course Includes Our Latest Electrical Grounding/Power Quality Handbook!! (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward any Future 2013-14 Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $50.00)
  • Forum Presentations in Paper Format



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When and Where

The Our Lightning Protection Courses will be held as follows:

Edmonton, AB - October 25,2013
Sawridge Inn Edmonton South
4235 Gateway Blvd. N, Edmonton
Tel: 780-438-1222

Toronto, ON - November 1, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel
6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON
Tel: 905-678-1400


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Registration Fees

The registration fee to attend the 1-day Lightning Protection Courses are $499.00 + GST/HST.

Register and prepay 14 days before course date and receive an early bird registration fee of $449.00 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price of $499 + GST/HST, and get a 4th registration FREE!

The fee includes Course presentation materials, CEU Credits, refreshments, Lunch IS Included.


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A Note About Commercial Content

Don't be fooled by other training experiences available in the marketplace presented by manufacturers and service companies, where electrical safety information sessions are really intended to sell equipment and services. The Electricity Forum strives to present technical, non-commercial training that benefits the student - all you receive is credible, commercially-unbiased education. The Electricity Forum does not endorse or promote any company's products or services. We respect that your time and money are invested in your education.

Registration Procedure

Canadian Electricity Forum
215-1885 Clements Road
Pickering, ON L1W 3V4
Call our Registration Department at
(905) 686-1040

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A letter of confirmation will be sent to you once the registration form is processed.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration fees are refundable only upon receipt of written notification 10 days prior to the conference date, less a 10 per cent service charge. Substitution of participants is permissible.
The Electricity Forum reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of the registration fees.

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