Protection of Electronics, Earthing, Electrical safety & Lightning Protection
Two day training program at Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi
August - 2017
LP Consultants International in association with CAPE electric organised Two-day training program on Protection of Electronics, Earthing, Electrical safety & Lightning Protection at Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi from 02nd to 11th of August - 2017
This well thought two-day training program was organized with an aim to create awareness and engineering skill among the participants in the area of design, development, installation and maintenance of external and internal Lightning Protection Systems & Earthing. It also addressed safety concerns of industrial and commercial buildings from fire due to electrical short circuit.
The program was organised in view of the recent changes happened in Indian standards for LPS and National Building code-2016 (NBC-2016). New lightning protection standard IS/IEC 62305 part 1 to 4 was published by Bureau of Indian Standards during 2016. NBC-2016 also recommend not to use Non conventional LPS such as DAS/ESE/CSE air terminals.
The programme was resourced by eminent speakers of international repute with vast knowledge and expertise in the field of LPS & SPD, its application and engineering. Since the workshop was planned and scheduled well in time, the response from the industries, government and private establishments, R&D institutions was overwhelming. More than hundred and forty three engineers & managers attended the programme. Opportunity was given to participants to have free interaction with speakers. Each workshop ended with one to one interaction and the feed back received from the delegates was excellent.
This programme paved the way to draw the attention of electrical / electronics engineers about the serious danger behind separate earthing for individual equipment such as power, electronics, lightning protection and on the usage of non standard earthing electrodes such as chemical earth, pipe in pipe earth etc.
The outcome of this two-day training program would be seen in much larger perspective. The message of lightning protection is getting percolated at all levels. Architects and systems designers started realising the importance of earthing & lightning protection at the early stage of the structural design and cost-effective methods exists at international level. The similar awareness programme in the form of workshops and seminars in future at other major cities in India may help to reach more people. In the coming days, there will be more demand on better lightning protection products.
I. Hotel Orchid, Mumbai. 2nd and 3rd August 2017
II. Hotel Feathers, Chennai 4th and 5th August 2017
III. Hotel Movenpick, Bangalore 8th and 9th August 2017
IV. Hotel The Park, New Delhi 10th and 11th August 2017
Chairman of IEC TC 37A in charge of Low-Voltage surge arresters
Convener of IEC TC SC37A Working Group 3 in charge of the application guide SPD's
Convener of IEC TC81 Working Group 17 in charge of the Thunderstorm Warning Systems.
Chairman of French Committee for Surge Protective Devices and Lightning Protection System
Chairman of CENELEC and IEC Surge Protective Device Committee
Convener IEC Working Group on SDP application guide and Thunderstorm Warning System
Member of standard committees French (AFNOR), European (CENELEC), International (IEC), American (IEEE), British (BSI) and Chinese (CMA) : - SPD, SPD Components, Traction Surge Arresters, Building Electrical Installation, Lightning Protection, Wind Turbine, Photovoltaic
Mr. Alain ROUSSEAU is having 33 years of experience in lightning/surge protection and in standards development. He is the chairman of SAFETIM, France a recognized expert in lightning and surge protection especially for complex sites such as radars stations, chemical and petroleum plants, explosive areas & nuclear plants.
He is a member of various scientific committees: CIGRE Distinguished Member (HV electrical network), SEE Senior Member (French Group of Electrical Engineers), Chairman of SEE Lightning Group, French Lightning Protection Association Scientific Committee, Author of many international scientific papers: SEE, IEEE, ICLP,CIGRE, CIRED, ISH, TI, EAT, IEE, ERA ..., Author of many patents on lightning and surge protection.
Prof. Dr. Chandima Gomes
Member of IEC TC 81 (Standardisation of LPS - IEC 62305)
Chandima Gomes is a professor of electrical engineering and researcher in high voltage engineering and lightning protection at University Putra Malaysia. He is also an expert in power and energy, electromagnetic interference and compatibility and occupational safety management.
He was the founder of the Centre for Electromagnetics and Lightning Protection Research (CELP), Malaysia and the first Head of the Institute. He has held full-time / adjunct / visiting professorship and lectureship in physics, engineering and meteorology at universities based in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, USA, Australia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Zambia and Japan. He is a senior adviser to the National Lightning Safety Institution (NLSI), USA and was the Chief Adviser to African Centers for Lightning and Electromagnetics (ACLENet) based in Uganda.
Being an engineering consultant for several companies in Asia and Africa. He has 20+ years of international experience in designing lightning protection systems and providing solutions for electromagnetic issues. He is well known at international frontiers as a trainer of trainers in several engineering subjects including, lightning, electrical safety and electromagnetism. He has conducted over 120 training programs in 12 countries so far. Chandima has published over 250 research papers and several books on his expertise. He obtained a First Class Degree in Physics from the University of Colombo in 1993. He has done his PhD (1999) and postdoctoral research on lightning protection and high voltage engineering at Uppsala University, Sweden.
S. Gopa Kumar
Member - National Building code of India - 2016 (electrical committee)
He is the founder of CAPE Electric, LPCI, OBO Bettermann India Pvt Ltd. He is an electrical engineer having more than 20 years experience in Protection and low voltage electrical safety. CAPE electric is a pioneer in India who introduced number of new products especially SPD's in the year 1998 and in 2017 LV electrical installation verification. He has done 100's of site studies about failure of electronics in industrial system. One of his passion is to train engineers in electrical safety and protection.
He a Graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Lightning and Surge protection and in Instrumen-tation Industry. Worked in ABB, Emerson, Foxboro, MTL etc. Presently he is the Director in LPCI. His articles are published in many magazines. He has offered more than 1000 presentations on Lightning and Surge protection to various industries in India and abroad.
Dates: 2nd and 3rd august - Mumbai (Near International Airport- Orchid Hotel)
4th and 5th august - Chennai (Feathers Hotel Manapakkam)
8th and 9th august - Bangalore (MovenPick Hotel)
10th and 11th august - Delhi (The Park Hotel)
Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
2 tea breaks for 15 mins each & 30 mins lunch break
Course fees - Rs.20,000 + Tax (GST)
(including course materials)
Selection of participants will be strictly based on first come first serve basis.
The participants will have to make their own arrangements of stay and travel.
Schedule & Program
Timing 9.00 Am to 6.00 PM. Program started on time in all 4 places and ended little late (up to 7 pm) in place where the seminar hall was available.
Protection Scenario and Electrical Safety in India: Introduction about the program and its importance especially the new standards in India and National Building code, Building categorization for fire safety, wrong installation and general mistakes. (1 hour). Subject handled by Mr. Gopa kumar
Concepts of Lightning & External & Structural protection: Lightning initiation, characteristic and statistics of lightning and electric fields, effects of each parameter of Lightning such as peak current, specific energy, charge and di/dt. Basic concepts of protection as per IS/IEC 62305, Designing of air-termination and down conductor systems, materials and dimensions, Use of reinforcement steel and foundation for lightning protection, isolated protection systems, site inspection and maintenance. Designing of LPS for different type of structures. (3.5 hours). Subject handled by Dr. Chandima Gomes
Earthing: LV networks, system earthing, equipment earthing. Earthing for safety, View of IS 3043 and IS 732, double earthing, stable voltage by earthing. (2.5 hours) Subject handled by Mr. Gopa kumar
Day – 2
Surge Protection devices: Standardisation and importance of an SPD tested to the latest standard, definition and classification of SPD's, SPD rating and its application, Equipment withstand capabilities, SPD components and its behaviours, SPD disconnector, backup fuse selection and safety, Installation rules, cause of SPD failure, effect of single pulse and multiple pulse surges, TOV, DATA SPD's, Checking of SPD's, Case studies - SOLAR PV, Explosive areas (4.5 hours) Subject handled by Mr. Alain Rousseau
National Standards, Risk analysis: Calculation of lightning risk factors and recommendation of the level of protection. (1 hour) Subject handled by Mr. Vardharajan
Earthing (Balance from day-1): Lightning current dissipation, Equipotentialisation, Signal reference, Data & signal earthing, isolated earthing. (1.5 hours) Subject handled by Mr. Gopa kumar
Additional: In 2 places Non conventional LPS such as ESE/CSE/DAS was explained and users were adviced to use LPS only as per IS/ICE 62305. Due to time constraint, this subject was not explained in 2 places. (45 mins). Subject handled by Dr. Chandima Gomes
Programme Feedback of Two Day Programme from 2nd to 11th August 2017
1. No of participants who attended the programme - 160
2. How satisfied are you with the following aspects of Two-day programme?
3. How satisfied are you with the following subjects?
4. Overall Assessment -
The training programme was a enlightening session on helping us to understanding the crux of the subject since it is the need of the hour to protect human assets and life from lightning. Many organisations lack the information in how to protect human life and assets from lightning.
Good knowledge sharing for engineers which needs to be educated and practiced in the technical field of products used in India since awareness is less during implementation.
5. Do you feel the time of Two day is enough/more/less for the subjects to cover?
Time given to each topic is very less. Seminar needs to be extended for 3 or 4 day to understand the subject in detail especially earthing.
6. Do you want LPCI to contact you to explain the subject in detail? (YES / NO)
Yes. We have to organise special lecture session with specific details on how to conduct a survey of electrical installation and damages in the buildings and high rise structures.
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