Temporary crude oil tank

Lightning and Static Protection for Temporary Crude Storage Tanks

Recently, our sales team has been getting calls beginning with, “Ahhhhh, I have a really weird situation that we need lightning protection for….”.   We can be fairly certain it is for a creative container to store crude oil. With the present glut in crude oil and limited storage capacity, we are seeing all types of […]

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Dramatically Improve Your Odds of Making it Through the Upcoming Lightning Season Without a Fire

The primary factor determining whether or not there will be a fire in the event of a direct or close lightning strike to a tank battery is the presence or absence of flammable gasses. The formula for this is rather simple: gasses = fire, no gasses = no fire. The American Petroleum Institute API 2003, [...]
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lightning protection and storage tank venting

The Effect of Tank Venting on Lightning and Static Ignitions at Production and Disposal Sites

Lightning and static triggered fires at production and disposal sites have become a major problem in the industry, causing damage to or loss of sites, lost product, lost production, cleanup and other problems. In many cases, losses are driving insurance premiums and deductibles out of sight. It seems like the problem is getting worse, although […]

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Lightning-Season

Proactive Safety: Prepare for Lightning Season With Lightning Protection Measures

Proactive lightning protection will mitigate the damage caused by lightning strikes. Worldwide, there’s a total of nearly 1.4 billion flashes of lightning per year — that’s about 40-50 lightning strikes per second! Closer to home, 25 million lightning flashes hit the United States and surrounding coastal waters each year. Overall, Florida and Texas receive the […]

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Super-Lightning

What are Super Lightning Bolts?

Learn more about Super Lightning Bolts and how to fortify against them. Lightning strikes are an all too common danger that property owners face each day, without even realizing it. A lightning strike can cause substantial damage and lead to extensive expenses if your property is struck either directly or nearby. Lightning storms are most […]

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Lightning-Safety

Lightning Safety Checklist

It’s Time to Take Lightning Safety Seriously At the very least, most people will know the basics of lightning safety. You may have heard it being discussed in safety meetings and possibly on television. The main points such as “don’t go outdoors during a lightning storm,” or “stay away from tall trees when lightning strikes,” […]

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Information About Winter Lightning Storms

What are Winter Lightning Storms? Whether you choose to call it winter lightning storms, winter thunderstorms, or thundersnow storm, it all describes the same phenomenon. It is a type of storm where snow, instead of rainfall occurs, with the accompaniment of lightning. Most people associate thunderstorms with rain; however, it can happen in winter. How […]

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