old isokeraunic level charts. Promulgation of a standard
for Early Streamer Emission, prevented by what can be considered as an act of restraint of
trade, has resulted in legal action being taken against the National Fire Protection Association and others.
For a neat link to some good photos of lightning strikes in action, visit the following web page and follow the
links to lightning and the lightning
photo gallery: http://www.pti-us.com/ ; go to distribution/ lightning protection, then to lightning activated camera
systems, then to lightning photo gallery.
Donald W. Zipse (S'58-M'62-SM'89-F'94-LF'97) graduated from the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades with
honors where he gained practical experience in electrical construction and in power plant operation. He received
his electrical engineering degree from the University of Delaware
and went to work for Cutler-Hammer as an area sales engineer. He spent 16 years with ICI America, Inc in their
Central Engineering Department as a
company wide specialist. For the next 14 years he was with FMC Corporation in their Engineering
Service organization, functioning as an Electrical Engineering Consultant, responsible for providing electrical
design of new facilities and consulting service to the total corporation, both chemical and mechanical groups.
He is a registered Professional Engineer. He represents the IEEE on the National Electrical Code Making Panel #14,
Hazardous Locations, the Lightning Standard NFPA 780 and is a member of the International Association of Electrical
Inspectors. He serves on the National Electrical
Safety Code, Grounding Subcommittee. He has served on many IEEE committees, participated in the color books, and
standards groups, including the Standards Board and the Standards Board's Review Committee. He is a member of the
IEEE COMAR, Committee On Man And Radiation, and Standards Correlating Committee #28, Non-Ionization
Radiation. Mr. Zipse received the Standards Medal