Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Lightning Protection for Petroleum Storage Tanks and Refineries
Lightning Eliminators specialises in designing customised and comprehensive systems to protect petrochemical facilities, tank terminals and batteries in the petrochemical and hydrocarbon industries.
The company focuses on protecting area most susceptible to being struck by lightning and the impact of its secondary effects, which can destroy sensitive electronics and equipment.
Petroleum and chemical storage solutions
Lightning Eliminators offers a wide range of products for petrochemical storage, including:
- Grounding engineering for tank terminals and tank batteries:
- Retractable grounding assembly (RGA®)
- IPE in-tank potential equaliser®
- Lightning protection for storage tanks:
- Dissipation array system (DAS®)
- Spline ball ioniser / terminals (SBI® / SBT®)
- Surge protection for petrochemical facilities (additional surge protection devices available):
- Facility guard®
- TLX 50® and TLX100®
Technical assessments of lightning protection systems
Lightning Eliminators conducts a free technical review and are based on photos, drawings and building plans provided by the client.
An in-house solutions specialist performs and provides basic recommendations, which will enable an initial understanding of how the client can prepare their facility.
On-site visits and studies for petrochemical facilities
Lightning Eliminators provide an on-site visit by one or more sales solution experts. This can vary from a one-day visit to a comprehensive multi-day event for large facilities with complex electrical systems. The overall cost is based on the infrastructure of the site and will generate a ‘scope of work’, which will allow a facility to better understand the dangers and risk from a potential lightning strike.
An after-sales site survey is the final stage in designing a solution tailored to the client’s protection requirements. Performed by an engineer, the survey includes all aspects of risk analysis and design, in order to produce detailed engineering drawings and system specifications, as well as provide a practical approach in the installation process.
Site-specific design studies to protect from lightning
Lightning Eliminators’ design studies provide more detailed and scientific evaluations of a site’s exposure and protection options against lightning.
Clients receive a formal report sometimes with site-specific drawings of recommended designs, strike probability and transient analyses, and a risk assessment according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Products and Services
DAS® Dissipation Array® System
A total lightning prevention solution DAS prevents direct lightning strikes within a designated area of protection and LEC's 'No-Strike' warranty ensures complete protection on all LEC supervised installations.
IPE In-Tank Potential Equalizer®
Charge Mitigation for Non-Metal and Lined Storage Tanks
RGA®750 Retractable Grounding Assembly
The original optimised lightning protection for floating roof tanks.
SBI® Spline Ball Ionizer®
The SBI is a modular lightning prevention component used to supplement Dissipation Array® System (DAS) installations, and as the first line of defense for structures that require lightweight protection with a low-wind profile.
Services and Risk Mitigation Planning
With Lightning Eliminators' exclusive offering of experienced consultants, engineers and integrated services, a differentiator to our competitors, LEC customers can rely on expert advice and guidance backed by more than 100 years of combined experience and engineering expertise.
Surge Protection for Storage Facilities and Refineries
Lightning and other transients can easily damage or destroy sensitive electronics, causing expensive downtime and repairs.
Improving Lightning Safety of Petroleum Storage Tanks
Fires involving petroleum storage tanks are not uncommon. About one-third of all tank fires are attributed to lightning. Floating roof tanks (FRTs) are especially vulnerable to lightning.
The Secondary Effects of Lightning Activity
The trend toward miniaturisation in electronic systems brings an increased sensitivity to electrical transient phenomena.
Comparison of Performance: Lightning Eliminators’ DAS vs. Lightning Master
The Lightning Eliminators & Consultants (LEC) Dissipation Array System (DAS) is designed to prevent lightning strikes to an object or structure under protection.
Salt Water Disposal (SWD) Site Bonding Guide for Lightning Protection
Electrical storms create a charge on an SWD site. This induced charge includes the surface of the earth, fibreglass tanks, steel tanks, and other structures and operating systems at the site. When there is a nearby lightning strike to the earth, which can occur more than 100m from the site, the charge that was induced on the earth is discharged to the point of lightning termination in a matter of microseconds.
Chemical Storage Tank Arc Discharge Mitigation
This technical note discusses a means for mitigating electrical discharge inside volatile chemical storage tanks, as assigned for study by Lightning Eliminators & Consultants (LEC) in July 2013.
Preventing Direct Lightning Strikes
Protection against direct lightning strikes has been a subject of controversy since the days of Benjamin Franklin. In 1752, Benjamin Franklin introduced a lightning strike collection system. Subsequently, it became known as the 'Franklin System', and the more contemporary name is the 'lightning conductor', air terminal or lightning rod.
Material Performance-Tank Bonding
Floating roof tanks (FRTs) are commonly used in the oil and gas industry to store various petroleum products. The roof of these tanks floats directly on the stored product to minimise vapour space and loss, and correspondingly rises and falls as product is pumped into or out of the tank.
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Lightning Eliminators & Consultants (LEC), the leading supplier of integrated lightning protection and lightning prevention products, solutions and services, today announced the release of RGA® 750, an optimized version of its award-winning product the Retractable Grounding Assembly (RGA), designed to protect floating roof tanks from lightning strikesRead more
New RGA® 750 Gets ATEX Certification for its Enhanced, Standards Conformant Floating Roof Tank Protection
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United States of America