Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC)
Lightning Safety and Accident Protection
Lightning Protection is becoming a necessity for any and all industries across the world. The rate, frequency and strength of lightning strikes along with storms are increasing.
Areas that do not normally experience a large number of lightning strikes are being hit more often and areas that do usually see major storms and heavy lightning are being hit harder and longer. The North eastern United States and Europe have seen an increased number of lightning strikes measurably in the last few years.
According to reports from Lloyds and the Insurance Information Institute lightning-related losses are up 15% from 2009 to 2010. In a 2006 study by Liverpool John Moores University, lightning accounts for 61% of all accidents in storage and processing activities. In North America, 16 out of 20 accidents involving petroleum products storage tanks were as a result of lightning strikes. In, 2009 the National Lightning Safety Institute reported that lightning damage and related losses exceeded $5 billion. According to the Association of British Insurers in 2007 weather damage in the UK during a “normal” year, is likely to be double that of current years.
So now, more than ever is the time for assessing the risks associated with lightning strikes!
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) is dedicated to providing integrated lightning protection and lightning prevention products, solutions and services. In association with grounding systems engineering, testing and surge protection design LEC utilizes innovative patented charge transfer technology, providing comprehensive and integral consulting, assessment and design. All work-product is based on state of the art engineering principles and physics which has enabled LEC to successfully install and maintain lightning protection systems (LPS) and solutions that divert direct lightning strikes and protect against lightning’s secondary effects in over 90 countries, and throughout the United States, for over 44 years.
Through products such as its proprietary Dissipation Array® Systems (DAS®) and the Retractable Grounding Assembly (RGA®) for floating roof tanks LEC has protected the majority of Global 1000 companies from disaster and loss efficiently and sustainably across multiple industries which include but are not limited to the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Power Generation, Energy, Biochemical, Chemical Manufacturing, Information Technologies, Nuclear Energy, Mining, Utilities, Shipping, Manufacturing industries and more.
Lightning Eliminators was founded in 1971 by Roy B. Carpenter, Jr., and still operates today under the guidance and supervision of the Carpenter Family in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
After thoroughly studying the problems associated with lightning over time, LEC designed a charge transfer system (CTS) which utilizes the point discharge phenomenon. Known as the Dissipation Array® System (DAS), LEC’s modular and engineered lightning protection devices have prevented lightning strikes and lightning damage at thousands of sites since LEC was founded and continue to do so today. LEC’s confidence in this solution has led LEC to extend a full no-strike warranty to each and every client who purchases a system and re-certifies it every year. Over time, the success ratio or reliability of the charge transfer point discharge system stands at 99.87%, with over 60,000 system years of data on close to 3,500 installed systems.
In addition, complimentary lightning measurement devices supplement lightning protection by keeping clients informed of incoming storms, lightning and more. LEC is the source of knowledge and intelligence for all aspects of lightning strike prevention, control and subsequent risk mitigation and management. Over 150 years of combined real world operational experience, research, innovative product development and consulting services have enabled LEC to carve out a unique niche within the lightning strike prevention arena across a wide range of industries and governments, both domestically and internationally.
About Lightning Protection
A direct lightning strike can be a tremendous loss, costing millions of dollars. Mostly these strikes occur on or near residence, causing havoc on the home’s electrical system, appliances, and electronics. Fortunately, there are ways to help safeguard your property, family and yourself from lightning damage.
– A lightning can strike even during dry conditions
– Lightning can cause damage to areas up to 10 miles away from the place of rainfall.
– The area surrounding a lighting strike is five times hotter than the sun.
– Lightning strike can transfer up to 100 million volts of electricity
– There are about 25 million flashes of lightning strike in United States alone
– Florida and other Gulf Coast states experiences most lighting strikes
The safest place to be during a lightning strike is your office or home. Still, some precautions needs to be taken to prevent any lightning damage. Try to stay away from anything that conducts electricity such as:
– Electrical and electronic appliances
– Metal frames and surfaces
– Anything connected to the plumbing system
– Even the water heaters, ovens, furnaces, and fireplaces need not be touched.
However, taking so many precautions may be difficult. The easiest way is to install a lightning protection system.
Investing in the right lightning protection system is the best way to protect everyone from lightning damage. These systems create a pathway for lightning bolts to ground itself. Without a designated path; electrical wirings, metal plumbing pipes and even the metal gas system lines become potential pathways, thus causing damage to every device connected. A tailored system specifically for the home can safely guide the strike to the ground without harming anyone or anything.
Their name is synonymous with international standard protection and no strike warranty.
Lightning Eliminators is the number one lightning protection company in the world featuring Charge Transfer Technology, Grounding Engineering and Surge.