Abbreviations

Below you will find a list of abbreviations we might have used on this site and in any correspondence and/or reports.

CDEGS: Current Distribution, Electromagnetic Fields, Grounding and Soil Structure Analysis

COTS: Commercially off the shelf

DNO: Distribution and Network Operator (Electricity supply)

EMC: Electromagnetic Compatibility

EMI: Electromagnetic Interference

EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse

EPR: Earth Potential Rise*

GPR: Ground Potential Rise*

kV: Kilo-Volts (1,000V)

LEMP: Lightning ElectroMagnetic Protection

LP: Lightning Protection

LPL: Lightning Protection Level

LPS: Lightning Protection System

OHL: Overhead Transmission Line

PDC: Power Distribution Cabin

PSPI: Portable Surge Protection Interface

PS: Power Station

PPE: Personal Protective Equipment (safety related)

RoEP: Rise of Earth Potential*

SPD: Surge Protection Device

Sub: Substation

Surge: Transient Over Voltage

TX: Transformer

* All refer to the same

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