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In a contempo columnist release, the Lightning Aegis Institute cautioned its affiliate contractors to booty accountability precautions back installing lightning protections systems in homes with corrugated stainless animate tubing. LPI declared that “the ability of [CSST] bonding practices hasn’t been verified.” However, that account by LPI contradicts its above-mentioned statements and one of the basal attempt of lightning aegis – bonding of brownish systems to the electrical arena will abate arcing and accessory damage.
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In August of 2008, the Lightning Aegis Institute issued an LPI Tech Letter on the new changes to the National Ammunition Gas Cipher (NFPA 54). The 2009 adaptation of NFPA 54 appropriate that if a “lightning aegis arrangement is installed for a structure, brownish gas brim shall be affirmed to the lightning aegis accomplishments system.” At the time, LPI acclaimed with approval that this change and added changes in NFPA accepted “clarify accent with attention to lightning protections systems, which has helped to highlight the accent of commensurable bonding . . .”
Furthermore, LPI’s contempo columnist absolution ignores a key assumption of lightning protection, which is the commensurable bonding of metal systems central a architecture to ancillary flashes. That assumption is apparent in the lightning aegis code, “Standard for the Installation of Lightning Aegis Systems.”1 Sections 4.14 and 4.16 of that cipher accurately crave that metal systems, including gas piping, charge be affirmed to the lightning aegis system.
LPI additionally ignores contempo assignment performed by the corrugated stainless animate tubing (CSST) industry alive with the Blaze Aegis Research Foundation and Gas Technology Institute (GTI). GTI and its vendors conducted absolute abstracts at a arch lightning class to actually prove that bonding of gas brim systems, including CSST systems, would abolish brief arcing acquired by a near-by lightning strike. The GTI abstraction assured that the “connection of a 6AWG chestnut absolute bonding aqueduct amid the CSST and apple arena diverts acceptable activity to anticipate breach over a advanced ambit of conditions.”2
Finally, in the contempo LPI columnist release, there is a account that calls for statistical advice about lightning fires involving CSST. That account additionally ignores the accepted absolute advice appear by the NFPA3 that acutely shows that the cardinal of lightning fires to residential homes in the United States is about 1% of the absolute of all residential fires, and that fires acquired by lightning in which accustomed gas or propane are the abstracts aboriginal afire are about 0.06% of all residential fires. It should be acclaimed that those lightning/gas fires additionally accommodate adamant aqueduct systems as able-bodied as CSST systems. It is bright from absolute abstracts that the blackmail of lightning accident to a CSST arrangement and fires, while a austere issue, is not a cogent aloft blaze blackmail in the United States (see blueprint aloft apropos the arch causes of US home anatomy fires).
The CSST industry has not waited for authoritative mandates, but has taken the action to advance a new bearing of conductive-jacket CSST articles that accommodate an added admeasurement of assurance adjoin accident from electrical arcing acquired by lightning. These articles accept been accurate to be able to bear accident from electrical arcing acquired by lightning by an adjustment of consequence compared to the aboriginal CSST designs. We allure you to apprentice added by activity to our website www.tracpipe.com to apprentice added about our lightning aggressive CSST, CounterStrike® - the best CSST on the bazaar today.
CSST was initially developed during the aboriginal 1980s as a safe and able gas administration arrangement that can bear accident that can action during earthquakes and added accustomed disasters. The absolute CSST arrangement consists of adjustable aqueduct amid the architecture gas antecedent and appliances. The adaptability of the tube allows it to be baffled throughout the architecture in connected lengths after the abounding joints appropriate with adamant piping, and after the charge for any appropriate tools. Corrugated stainless animate tubing now commands hardly over one-half of the bazaar for ammunition gas brim in new and adapted residential architecture in the United States, and the use of adamant adamant pipe, and to a bottom amount chestnut tube, accounts for the butt of the market.
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About TracPipe CounterStrike
TracPipe CounterStrike is advised to be added aggressive to accident from brief electrical arcing than accepted gas brim materials. In a lightning strike, the electrical activity of the lightning can animate all electrical and automated apparatus in a building. This electrical activity in attempting to ability arena may arc amid systems that accept altered electrical potential, and arcing can account accident to any of these systems. TracPipe CounterStrike CSST is advised with an electrically conductive anorak to blow this energy, attention the gas accustomed stainless animate core. In 2007, TracPipe CounterStrike was activated to be six times added aggressive to accident from electrical arcing than the aboriginal TracPipe CounterStrike version, and amid 50 to 400 times added able than acceptable aggressive CSST products.
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1 National Blaze Aegis Association, “Standard for the Installation of Lightning Aegis Systems,” (NFPA 780, 2017 ed.)
2 Gas Technology Institute, “Validation of Installation Methods for CSST Gas Brim to Abate Indirect Lightning Related Damage,” Issued September 5, 2013, Revised October 12, 2015
3 National Blaze Aegis Association, “Structure Fires Started by Lightning,” Jennifer Flynn, April 2017
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