IEC TR 60479-4:2020
Effects of current on human beings and livestock - Part 4: Effects of lightning strokes
The possible direct and indirect interactions of strikes with bodies of living beings are indicated. The resulting effects caused by lightning currents for the organism are described.
This document shows the differences of effects on human beings and livestock due to lightning strokes versus those effects of electric shocks derived from electrical systems.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) lightning occurence and climatory effects around the world are depicted;
b) direct strike description is extended;
c) step voltage effects are expanded;
d) upward streamer explanation is enhanced;
e) other direct or indirect related effects to lightning injuries to the human body are specified;
f) various safety procedures and related possibilities with respect to the personsal danger of lightning are presented.
|Publication type||Technical Report|
|TC/SC||TC 64 - Electrical installations and protection against electric shockrss|
|ICS||13.200 - Accident and disaster control
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
|File size||2839 KB|
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