Lightning Protection

2020 Lightning Eliminators Event Calendar

March 10 - 12, 2020
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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March 25 - 26, 2020
Roseland West Texas Oil & Gas Convention
Midland, TX
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May 11-14, 2020
Rocky Mountain Lift Association
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October 15, 2020
Oklahoma Oil & Gas EXPO
Midland, TX
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“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

2013, “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 System


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.