Range of NLSI Consulting Services
Magnitude of Lightning Problem
Lightning-caused problems are one of the most common troubles faced by American business today.
A recent Carnegie-Mellon study showed that 33% of U.S. businesses are affected by lightning — and that more businesses are affected by lightning storms than by floods, fires, explosions, hurricanes, earthquakes, and violence.
How We Can Help
The National Lightning Safety Institute conducts a broad range of consulting
services that include the following:
- Inspection and evaluation of Lightning Protection
Systems (LPS). NLSI will evaluate, inspect, and test
the LPS to assure compliance and functionality. One-time or periodic
examinations. Certification includes optional PE stamp.
Owner’s representative to inspect installation of NFPA
780, UL 96 or other LPS work performed by others. Objective
appraisal of code conformity and workmanship.
Evaluation and recommendation of lightning detection, notification,
and alarm systems for early threat assessment.
Investigation of past problems caused by lightning. Recommendations
for future mitigation of lightning consequences. Studies may
include some or all areas relating to air terminals, grounding, bonding,
shielding and transient limiters.
Forensic investigation of accidents with “lessons learned” analysis.
Expert witness legal assistance, investigation, and trial testimony.
Development of customized written lightning safety policies
and employee safety information. Oral presentations to employees
and for membership organizations.
- Design of LPS for any type building or facility. We have verifiable
experience with sensitive operations, communications buildings
and towers, and hazardous materials
storage areas (explosives and volatiles).
- Preparation of LPS specifications for work by others, with
or without bid & RFP documents or evaluation of proposals.
- Experience with all U.S. codes and standards, including NFPA-780,
UL 96, NASA E0012E, DOE M440.1-1, DDESB 6055.9, Army PAM
385-64, Navy NAVSEA OP5, Air Force SPC AFI 32-1065, FAA-019d, etc.
A list of sample NLSI consulting projects and photos
from NLSI consulting projects are available online. For more information
on how our consulting services can be of value to you, send
email for more information.