LIGHTNING PROTECTION PRESS ROOM
March 28 – 30, 2017 | Rotterdam, Netherlands | The world’s leading international event for the tank terminal industry | See Lightning Eliminators in Booth #C20 | Click hear to learn more. http://www.easyfairs.com/stocexpo-rotterdam-2017/stocexpo-rotterdam-2017/
April 10 – 17, 2017 | Chicago, IL | This POWER magazine event provides a platform for power generation professionals to meet, network, and address the critical issues facing the power industry| See Lightning Eliminators in Booth #830 | Click hear to learn more. http://2017.electricpowerexpo.com/
April 18-20, 2017 | Orlando FL | This is the 19th Annual International Aboveground Storage Tank Conference & Trade Show | See Lightning Eliminators in Booth #327 | Click hear to learn more. http://nistm.com/
June 10, 2015 – New RGA® 750 Gets ATEX Certification for its Enhanced, Standards Conformant Floating Roof Tank Protection April 23, 2015 – Lightning Eliminators Launches RGA® 750, Optimized Protection for Floating Roof Tanks
Jun 27, 2013 - Lightning Eliminators Grows Export Business, Earns Recognition from United States Department of Commerce May 20, 2013 - Lightning Eliminators Wins 2013 President’s ‘E’ Award for Significant Contribution to U.S. Exports Mar 14, 2013 - Lightning Eliminators & Consultants’ Dissipation Array™ System (DAS™) to be Featured on Weather Channel Documentary ‘Hacking the Planet’ Jan 17, 2013 - Lightning Eliminators Grows Exports 183 Percent; Adds Four New Countries to Business Portfolio
May 4, 2012 - Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) Selects Energy PR Firm Write2market for Industry Leadership Campaign Jun 5, 2012 - Lightning Eliminators Selected as Colorado Company to Watch 2012
“A New Era in Tank Protection” – by JoOnna Silberman The LightningDiva@Large – May/June 2015 Industrial Fire Journal – “Lightning Strike” – by Joe Lanzoni, V.P. of Sales Engineering – Summer 2015 Bakken Oil Business Journal – “The Increasing Threat to Storage Tanks” – by Joe Lanzoni, V.P. of Sales Engineering – June/July 2015 Tank Storage Magazine – “Lightning: Inviting the Devil into Your Playground! Why?” – By JoOnna Silberman, the LightningDiva@Large – Jan/Feb 2015
2014 The Broadcasters Desktop Resource – “Broadcast + Lightning Strike = High Cost” – By JoOnna Silberman, the LightningDiva@Large – December 2014 Tank Storage Magazine – Tanks Beware by the LightningDiva@Large – May/June 2014 Fuel Marketers News – Spark, Arc and Boom: Storage Tanks Beware! – June 2014 Fuel Marketers News Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance ! – May 2014
Manufacturing.net, “Maximizing Operational Reliability Through Lightning Protection” by Peter Carpenter November 2013 Offshore Engineering, “Lightning protection eliminates strikes to offshore structures” by Peter Carpenter October 2013 Texas Eagle Ford Shale Magazine, Texas Lightning Solved by Peter Carpenter September 2013 Washington Post Blog-Small Business Advice “How to start exporting” by Avram Saunders August 2013 Pipeline & Gas Journal – The Costliest Threat to Oil Tankers and Refineries – By Avram Saunders, July 2013 Boulder County Business Report – Traveling the world to thwart lightning – By Heather McWilliams, July 2013 InnovOil – Bright Idea, June 2013 Washington Post – ‘Small Businesses’ world is getting smaller’, by J.D. Harrison, June 20, 2013 Hazardous Cargo Bulletin – “Snap, crackle and stop” – By Holly Birkett, Editor, May 2013 Powerin the Patch – Protect your assets from lightning strikes – By Mallory Clarkson, May 2013 Oil & Gas Financial Journal – Protecting Against Catastrophic Lightning Strikes- by Avram Saunders April, 2013 Cover: Houston Chronicle/FuelFix – Some Companies don’t wait for lightning to strike – by Jeannie Kever March, 2013 Rigzone – Lightning Eliminators Seeks to Reduce Lightning Strikes – by Karen Boman, March 2013
Cover: Mission Critical-When Lightning Strikes-By Peter Carpenter, December 2012 Construction Executive-Protecting Industrial Facilities from Lightning-By Avram Saunders, November 2012 Case Study: Electric Light & Power-Lightning Protection Keeps Critical Facilities Running-by Lee Howards, October 2012 Buildings-Lightning Protection: Making a Wise Investment for your Smart Grid-By Lee Howard, November 2012 Oil,Gas & Petrochem-Dissipation Array Systems prevent direct lightning strikes, May 2012 McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report-Lightning: The Overlooked Threat in Risk Mitigation, 2012
Lightning Protection Systems
Lightning Protection Systems
Lightning is an inevitable natural phenomenon. The magnitude of one lightning strike is significant amount of energy and can cause major loss of life and destruction of property. The site, elevation, and formation of a structure plays an important role in ascertaining if a lightning protection system is necessary. It is essential to perform risk assessment to measure the potential risks due to lightning strikes for a structure. This will help you to decide on the effective lightning protection system to be implemented for protecting your structure from lightning strikes.
The traditional lightning protection systems consist of a capturing device, down conductors and earth leads. These outdated systems rely on strike collection as the first and only line of defence. It can cause significant destruction, loss of product and downtime to big companies. The lightning eliminators came up with the new approach and engineered a system to prevent lightning from striking inside of a protected area. This technology is passed on ideologies of engineering and physics and is named Charge Transfer System (CTS)
More about the types of Lightning Protection Systems under Charge Transfer Technology:
1. Dissipation Array System (DAS): It prevents direct lightning strikes including fires, destroyed electronics, and downtime within a protected area. It is available in range of configuration to suit any type of structure.
2. Spine Ball Ionizer (SBI): It is a modular lightning protection concept designed to provide manifold layers of protection for important applications. It is used to supplement Dissipation Array installations.
3. Spine Ball Terminal (SBT): It is a superior alternative to air terminals for new or existing lightning protection systems.
4. Ion Plasma Generator (IPG) Solutions: It is the most effective air terminal engineered to special structures like wind turbines and T&D systems. The IPG is used to produce an ideal assembly point in circumstances where strike prevention is less feasible.
Many insurance companies often require lightning protection systems to be installed properly on a property before issuing the home insurance policy. Some Insurance companies even offer a discount on insurance premium, if an effective lightning protection system is installed for the building.
If you are looking for specific type of lightning protection design, contact Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC). They are the world leaders in providing integrated lightning protection solutions and services worldwide.