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Improving Lightning Safety of Petroleum Storage Tanks Thursday, June 16, 2016 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...

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The Secondary Effects of Lightning Activity Thursday, June 09, 2016 The trend toward miniaturisation in electronic systems brings an increased sensitivity to electrical transient phenomena....

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Comparison of Performance: Lightning Eliminators' DAS vs. Lightning Master Thursday, June 02, 2016 The Lightning Eliminators & Consultants (LEC) Dissipation Array System (DAS) is designed to prevent lightning strikes to an object or structure under protection....

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Salt Water Disposal (SWD) Site Bonding Guide for Lightning Protection Thursday, May 26, 2016 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....

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Chemical Storage Tank Arc Discharge Mitigation Thursday, May 19, 2016 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...

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Preventing Direct Lightning Strikes Thursday, May 12, 2016 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...

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Material Performance-Tank Bonding Thursday, April 28, 2016 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...