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Lightning Protection for Cooling Towers

Lightning Protection for Cooling Towers One structure commonly found at most plants is the cooling tower. Although a fairly simple structure, it presents challenges in designing, installing and maintaining an effective and durable lightning protection system. This is problematic, as lightning strikes often damage drive motors, shafts and bearings, and can interfere with control systems. […]

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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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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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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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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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