Lightning Protection Design Services

nVent ERICO has robust lightning protection system expertise with a diverse product offering that utilizes a variety of protection methodologies to provide the best, application-specific solution. With decades of research into the phenomena of a lightning strike, pioneering isolated downconductor technology and lightning protection systems, nVent ERICO is committed to the development of lightning protection standards around the world.

The placement of air terminals in a lightning protection system is critical for optimal protection. Our dedicated teams of engineers are available around the world to provide support for all major lightning protection standards.

nVent ERICO application engineers are Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) Master Installer/ Designer certified to help you select and custom-build a lightning protection system for your specific needs.

  • Master Installer/Designer

  • Design assistance

  • Installation drawings

  • Supports NFPA 780, LPI 175, UL 96, IEC 62305, and NFC 17-102 standards

  • Regional support teams

  • NEW Lightning Protection System Design (LPSD) 4.0 software

    • Increased velocity and reduced design lead-time

    • Conventional and active system design capability

    • Complete submittal package including drawings, BOM, component cut sheets and risk assessment

    • 3D modelling capabilities that improve the accuracy of the model

Engineers + Architects

  • Assist in designing and selecting the right lighting protection system for your project

  • Import and export drawings directly into you design submittal in 2D and 3D

  • Add product details in 2D and 3D based on your custom-tailored design

Installers + Contractors

  • Generates design output and an itemized and detailed bill of materials

  • Outputs a complete and professional submittal package with a bill of materials

Lightning Protection Design Services FAQ

What standards does nVent ERICO follow when designing lightning protection (LP) systems?

We design to most globally recognized standards for terminal placement and system design and adjust to the individual project needs. Typically, those standards include designing systems to comply with IEC 62305, NFPA 780, UL 96A, LPI 175 or NF C 17-102 for most applications, and IEEE 998 for substation applications.

What nVent ERICO lightning protection system is best suited for my project?

We’re here to help! The goal of nVent ERICO Application Engineering is to utilize a best practice approach for a given application to meet project specifications while optimizing air terminal placement. This may result in a conventional LP system, a non-conventional LP system or potentially a hybrid design utilizing components of each.

What protection level is preferred?

The nVent ERICO Application Engineering team can assist you in performing a Lightning Protection Risk Assessment for your project. These results help determine the appropriate level of protection for an individual project based on location, the type of building/application and various other parameters.

How do I submit a request for LP design?

Tell us about your project below and an nVent ERICO lightning protection specialists will contact you to get started!

What about grounding system design assistance?

Soil resistivity is a must to accurately size a grounding system. However, estimation of the soil resistivity can be done based on the nature of the soil, whether it is plain soil, rock, sand, sea water or clay, etc. nVent ERICO Applications Engineers are available to help with estimation or assist with soil resistivity measurement results.

What is included in the design if/when competed by the nVent ERICO design?

Once we finish your design we will provide a complete design package including; Revit project file, submittal drawing, installation details, project BOM and product cut sheets.

Is surge protection included in a LP system design?

For a complete protection scheme surge protective devices should be installed at service entrances, branch circuits, and data/communication systems. If requested, nVent ERICO can provide our recommended products along with an installation scheme in a separate report.

What information is required to complete a lightning protection design?

With our new LPSD (Lightning Protection System Designer) 4.0 software, the best way for us to get started on your project is by sharing your .rvt project file. Alternatively, we can create a basic model from architectural roof plans and elevations. Additional information is always helpful and required in some cases, like site plans, project specifications, and hazardous zone information (if applicable).

 Tell Us About Your Project!

Tell us about you project or design! Let our dedicated teams of engineers and designers around the world provide support for your lightning protection project.