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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-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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How Lightning Causes Transportation Disruptions

Storm Season Also Means Transportation Disruptions If you travel fairly regularly, then you will know that storms usually cause transportation disruptions. Whether it is winds, tornados, or heavy rain, you can be sure driving and other forms of transportation disruptions will occur. Storms will also disrupt airline services. There is another atmospheric phenomenon that can […]

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Types of Lightning

What are the different types of lightning? Types of Lightning and Why they Matter Everyone knows of lightning and the dangers this phenomena can present. But did you know there are different types of lightning? If you are a facilities manager or owner and have to think about communication tower lightning protection, lightning protection for […]

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How Lightning Forms

Proper lightning protection begins with learning how lightning forms. The High Cost of Lightning Strikes Whether you are in the petroleum or communications business, you know too well that lightning protection is a very important issue. In fact, lightning strikes are the single most dangerous aspect of running large facilities that are exposed to nature. […]

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Structural Lightning Protection

Structural Lightning Protection and Why is it So Important? A bolt of lightning contains amazing amounts of energy; anywhere from a few thousand amps to as much as 100,000 amps. It doesn’t take an electrical engineer to understand that a lightning bolt is potentially very dangerous. Apart from the primary damage, there can also be […]

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