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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Around the Oil Patch: UL Listed Parts, UL Certified Lightning Protection System Installers

“I’ve seen too many improperly protected oil and gas sites destroyed by lightning,” says Lightning Master President Bruce Kaiser. “But I’ve never seen one of our sites damaged unless the operator had changed something after we left.” Is there a secret to why Lightning Master static and lightning protection consistently provides complete protection? There is […]

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Lightning Protection for Water & Wastewater Plants

GRWA Winter Spring Edition 2018 BY BRUCE A. KAISER, CEO, LIGHTNING MASTER CORPORATION Plant operator quiz:  One South Florida wastewater plant suffered multiple, serial pump bearing failures int he same area of the plant.  Operators soon noticed that the failures occurred a few days after a suspected lightning strike.  the causes of the pump failures […]

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Around the Oil Patch – Midland Reporter-Telegrams Oil Report

Revolutionary in-pipe generator uses gas flow to power SCADA systems, more at remote locations Getting power to a remote well or facility is a challenge, no matter what currently popular method you choose. Running power lines across the desert is very expensive; solar power is costly, unreliable and requires regular cleaning; internal combustion-powered generators require […]

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Protecting Storage Tanks from Lightning

Providing adequate and effective lightning protection for storage tanks constitutes a beneficial and cost-effective step in assuring both personnel safety and reliability. Fortunately, securing such protection is not difficult or complicated, and guidance is readily available. It helps to become familiar with some basic recommended practices and standards for reference. We will be referring to [...]
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Static Dissipation Arrays

Download the PDF Static dissipation arrays: a buyer’s guide Static dissipation array is a generic description of a system using point discharge phenomenon to protect a given object or area from a lightning strike. Static dissipation arrays are available in a variety of forms and have received various marketing pelations from their manufacturers. They have […]

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