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Lightning Protection For Water Treatment Facilities

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Water treatment plants, pumping stations, wellheads and central processing plants found in water production and wastewater processing sites are highly susceptible to lightning and surge events. Even a single lightning induced spark can result in a tremendous financial hit. Worse, downtime caused by an overvoltage greatly impacts the ability to deliver the product to the market and generate revenue.

Lightning Protection

Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc.’s experience in solving the lightning protection needs of water treatment facilities have special recognition in the industry.

Normally, these structures are found in isolated locations and are a preferred point of lightning strike.

Primary Lightning Protection Hotspots Include:

  • Pumps and motors
  • Metal piping
  • Thieves hatches
  • Bull plugs
  • Vent valves transmitters
  • Level
  • Motor control centers
  • Flow meters
  • Water tanks/level controls
  • SCADA system
  • Automated transfer systems
  • Blowers
  • Security systems

The lightning electromagnetic field can induce voltage stress on these metal bodies. As a result, arcing can occur between metal bodies and induce shortages and fires.

Furthermore, these systems are interconnected through power and telecom lines with various buildings and sensitive electronic equipment. The intricacies of these systems and their importance mean an efficient structural lightning protection, grounding and bonding and surge protection system should be installed in the facility. It will ensure less downtime, less maintenance, improved equipment performance and lower operating cost.

Lightning Protection

LEC lightning protection system are capable of:

Managing plant services – the system extends the life of the equipment, lowering operating overheads.

Personnel safety – our system provides a safe employee working condition, improving day to day operations.

Revenue generation – cash flow increases due to decreased downtime and nuisance situations.

Our lightning protection solution aims to:

  • Protect your facility, equipment, assets, and personnel
  • Provide a safe working environment
  • Provide effective interlocking defense thereby reducing vulnerability of interdependent critical infrastructure
  • Reduce the risk of downtime

LEC installs the lightning protection system in a neat and aesthetic manner while maintaining the national and international code requirements. We further provide a ‘no strike’ warranty on our installations and system.

Protecting all equipment at a single site via lightning protection system can run into tens of thousands of dollars, but the cost of not doing so can be much greater.


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