ProBoats Events Online has now
posted our 40 minute presentation
and the Q&A session following that discusses the new lightning
protection standard to be published before October 1 by the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) as NFPA780-2008. See our Standards
page for more details about the review procedure, including the actual
preliminary wording in the new standard.
This is a significant improvement over the old and is based on the
simple premise that the lightning protection system on a boat should follow
principles that are consistent with those applied, with much more effectiveness,
Subject to sufficient demand, we plan to use the
feedback from this podcast to develop a course
sequence dealing with implementation of the new standard. This also will be hosted by Professional Boatbuilder.as one of their ProBoat E-Training courses with fees and CEU credits dependent on the course length. Possible topics include the basic
science, engineering specifications, materials, components, and
installation techniques. Please
if you are interested in this course being offered.