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Complete Guide to Lightning Protection Risk Assessments

Everything You Need to Know About Lightning Risk Assessments The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 780) lightning risk assessment serves as a guide and provides a methodology to assist facility owners and safety professionals looking to determine the risk of lightning damage or injury due to lightning. As a building owner, understanding your facility’s vulnerabilities to […]

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Choose a Lightning Protection Contractor for System Installation

Choose the best lightning protection contractors for your specific industry. Every year, business owners in various industries are forced to deal with inclement weather due to hurricanes, winter storms, heavy rains, flooding, and other natural disasters. Many of these weather conditions drag lightning along with them, which can cause damage due to direct and indirect […]

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How to Maintain Lightning Protection Equipment

How does Lightning Master maintain lightning protection equipment? Lightning damage can be costly due to damage to critical equipment and potential shutdowns. If there is an existing lightning protection system on your commercial building or at your industrial facility, it is important to know the recommended inspection and maintenance protocol, so your lightning protection equipment […]

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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 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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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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3 Amazing Cases of Lightning Strike Survivors

Stories from lightning strike survivors. Lightning is an extremely powerful and dangerous force of nature. Lightning bolts are created when electrical imbalances build up between the clouds and the ground between two sets of clouds. The world experiences about 40 to 50 lightning strikes every second, with each year registering well over one billion strikes. […]

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