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Lightning Protection for High-Tech Industrial facilities. A dialogue….

STATE-OF-THE-ART LIGHTNING PROTECTION FOR HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES Steve: One of my clients operates a large chemical plant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Because of its location, lightning has always been an issue for them. They could live with the limited amount of damage to equipment, but reliability issues, up to and including plant outages, were more […]

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Flash Fire prevention

Preventing Flash Fires in the Oil and Gas Industry In the United States, every single day someone is sent to a burn center due to a flash fire involving electrical equipment. In the oil and gas industry, it is very important to understand how easily a flash fire can be created and how to prevent […]

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How Static affects Radar Sensor Levels

RADAR LEVEL SENSORS AND STATIC In 2009, an operator in North Dakota began installing guided wave radar level sensors in fiberglass produced water tanks in their Sanish Field. The purpose of this installation was to secure compatibility with the company’s SCADA system, allow reading without climbing tanks, and secure additional accuracy and reliability. Unfortunately, after […]

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DRILL BABY DRILL

One of our sales guys picked this up out in the field and we just can’t resist sharing it. LET’S DRILL BABY DRILL Written by Mack Abernathy Recorded by Mack Abernathy and Tres Womack at Awesome Works Recording Studio Don’t call us oilfield trash – we fill your car with gas It’s time to realize […]

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Lightning Protection 101

Microprocessor-based equipment has improved modern operations; they run faster and more efficiently than ever. With technical advances, comes the requirement for progressive maintenance responsibilities and the need to step up the measures that protect them from damage. The measures that were adequate for equipment based on previous technologies would therefore be insufficient. How Lightning Forms […]

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Why Surge Suppression is a Hot Topic

A Global Strategic Business Report released the second quarter of 2015 delivers compelling insight into the continued and increasing importance of Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) in the marketplace. This report is the work of Research and Markets Ltd. Their examination of an infinite roster of categories and topics represents the efforts of a network of […]

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Home for the Holidays

Holidays have many facets. They represent times of togetherness to commemorate religious, national, and ethnic celebrations. The shopping, the preparation, and the anticipation of these days of the year when we get to coordinate schedules to plan flights and car rides to be with those we hold dear. The festivities can also be particularly sad […]

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When Lightning Strikes Over Catatumbo

Lightning protection is not just our business. We find this natural phenomenon simply fascinating in general. In our monthly spotlight on the types of lightning, we’d be remiss if we failed to mention that our Clearwater Florida office is adjacent to Tampa – a town believed to actually be named for lightning. Reputed to be […]

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How Do You Give Your Clients What They Need? R&D and QA/QC

Sometimes you simply have to build a better mousetrap. While we provide the systems that keep people and equipment safer like: static and lightning protection for tanks, surge suppression, and bonding and grounding solutions; Lightning Master’s unparalleled Research and Development team, our Engineers, and our in-house production facility are in constant collaboration to advance the […]

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Static and Lightning Protection for Production Tanks 

Steel and fiberglass production tanks are subject to myriad vulnerabilities. They require multiple layers of static and lightning protection including: Dissipation of static and bound charge (potential) on the stored product Direct lightning attachment to the tank or tank battery Bonding of all masses of inductance on the tank and battery There exist solutions that […]

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