Frequently asked questions


I want to know more about Direct Strike protection products.

LPI offers three types of direct strike protection systems, which include the full package of air terminals and accessories.

LPI Guardian System 5 provides a purpose-designed package for direct lightning protection. The Guardian System 5 has been tested in compliance to IEC Test Standard: IEC 60-1:1989.

The LPI Stormaster ESE range of terminals provides a safe and efficient system for the protection of your facility from direct lightning strikes. The Stormaster ESE range of terminals have been fully tested in accordance with NF C 17-102 in a high voltage laboratory.

In Addition LPI also offers conventional lightning protection system which complies to International Standards such as IEC 62305, BS EN 62305 and AS/NZ 1768.

What accessories do you supply with Direct Strike products?
Please go to our product documentation page to know more about direct strike products.
Should there be Direct Strike protection on the side of my structure?

The consequences of a strike to the sides of a building may result in damage of a minor

nature. Unless there are specific reasons for side protection, as would be the case with a

structure containing explosives, it is considered that the cost of side protection will not

normally be justified

Is AS/NZS 1768:2007 a mandatory standard for lightning protection?
AU/NZS 1768:2007 is a non-mandatory document providing guidelines.
Is AS/NZS 1768:2007 a mandatory standard for lightning protection?
AU/NZS 1768:2007 is a non-mandatory document providing guidelines.
What is the minimum distance an earth stake and test pit can be located from gas services lines also buried into earth?

There is no simple answer.The answer is that it depends on the soil resistivity and the magnitude of lightning current injected into that rod, and the safe voltage criterion of the gas services. 

What are Surge protection devices?
LPI® offers a wide selection of Surge protection devices (SPD's) which are designed for Surgeand Transient protection of the mains power supply at the point of entry to your facility. These products and technologies are represented in two categories, shunt protection and series protection.