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Surge Protection Devices


bigears

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New member so please be patient.

I am currently carrying out an EICR on an office block.

Apart from a long list of other problems what do i classify a lack of surge protection as?

Or do i not need to note it.

Any help appreciated. 

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why do you need surge protection????

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Mainly because it is included in the checklist in GN 3.

It is an office block with sensitive equipment in.

There is no lightning protection.

Happy to accept i am potentially creating a problem where one does not exist. 

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AFAIK it is down to risk assessment, number of lightning strikes per millimwobbly or summat. Whether supply is from overhead lines and some other stuff.

But I have been told I am not a proper electrician, so what do I know?

Just saying

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no legal requirement for surge protection. If you are talking about lots of IT equipment with high earth leakages then that is a different matter involving earthing arrangements, but still doesn't involve surge protection unless there is a high chance of lighting strike, a very debatable subject. As the building hasn't been struck by lightning previuosly, chances are the risk is low.

 

suggest you report your opinions as recommendations

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Thanks for that.

I decided to put it as a recommendation though it is part of a very long list anyway.

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