In Russia, lightning protection standards of UN International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are introduced step by step. This allows using a rich foreign experience, simplifies the use of imported equipment and, which is also important, allows the Russian products to enter foreign markets. Foreign standards are certainly translated into Russian, adapted if necessary and are made effective according to the Russian legislation.

Physical laws are equal in any country. In this sense, lightning nature is not an exception. However, when we use international standards, in particular in lightning protection, we may see hidden pitfalls.

On March 1, 2022, GOST R 59789-2021 "Lightning Protection. Part 3. Protection of Buildings and Structures from Damage and Protection of People and Animals from Electrical Injuries" was introduced. It is an adapted translation of international standard IEC 62305-3:2010. It is obvious that this GOST "occupies the territory" of existing regulatory documents RD 34.21.122-87 and SO 153-34.21.122-2003. Despite the fact that it is beneficial in description and detailing of lightning protection aspects which hadn't been mentioned in the regulatory documents before, we cannot deny that another document with its own opinion on how to protect against lightnings adds more chaos and raises more questions for designers. Read more about the new GOST in the new article at our website.

Specifics of Application of New Lightning Protection Standard GOST R 59789-2021

РД 34.21.122-87 - RD 34.21.122-87
ГОСТ Р 59789-2021 - GOST R 59789-2021
ГОСТ Р МЭК 62305-1-2010 - GOST R IEC 62305-1-2010
СО 153-34.21.122203 - SO 153-34.21.122203
ГОСТ Р МЭК 62305-2-2010 - GOST R IEC 62305-2-2010

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