While a lightning strike on its own is bad enough, when that strike ignites a fire, it opens doors to a host of issues. As these disasters aren't planned and they are unexpected, a prudent business creates a disaster recovery plan which is frequently tested and regularly maintained.
A still better approach to averting such disasters altogether is by installing a lightning protection system.
Our lightning protection products can safeguard various industries including but not limited to refineries, offshore platforms, and rigs, pipelines, terminals and tank farms.
Let us take a closer look at our patented products according to their usage:
Dissipation Array System – Based on the charge transfer technology, this patented product prevents downtime, loss of assets while increasing the level of lightning safety.
Spline Ball Ionizer – A supplement to our patented Dissipation Array installation, our patented SBI is the first line of defense for structures that require lightweight protection with a low wind profile.
Spline Ball Terminal – a superb alternative to standard air terminals; it is engineered to reduce the risk of direct strikes while performing as a highly efficient air terminal.
Streamer Delaying Air Terminal – another alternative to standard air terminals; it is designed to delay upward streamer generation and reduce the risk of lightning damage.
STORAGE TANK PROTECTION
Retractable Grounding Assembly – floating roof tanks are most susceptible to fire from lightning strikes. Our award-winning RGA creates a low impedance bond between the roof and shell giving you a cost-effective, easy to install and virtually maintenance free system.
In-tank Potential Equalizer – As the name suggests, our IPE combats the problem of internal electrical discharges within non-metal and lined tanks.
GROUNDING / EARTHING
Smart Ground Testing Service – It’s an advanced ground audit system producing highly accurate results even on the energized ground. Our smart ground offers practical recommendations to improve the earthling system as well.
ChemRod – it requires less real estate and fewer electrodes to meet specified resistance. Each Chem Rod creates an optimal electrical connection to earth with a large conductive surface.
LECWELD – this is an easy and efficient field welding system, wherein the process forms a solid copper molecule bond that does not loosen or corrode throughout the life of the host structure.
Grounding Augmentation fill – GAF is a special formula to create a low resistance earth interface, making it easier and less expensive to prevent a lightning strike.
The primary purpose of our products is to reduce the accumulation of electrical charges thereby prevent the electrical current flow into the building which could cause considerable damage.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. has the experience and expertise to manufacture, engineer, install, and maintain systems that integrate lightning protection, grounding, and power quality products into existing infrastructure.
A ‘no strike warranty’!
Ever heard about it?
Well, we provide one. Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc., offers a ‘no strike warranty’ on our manufactured and installed Lightning protection systems. But of course, you are required to have a recertification done annually in order to validate our warranty.
Once our lightning protection system is installed in your facility, it must be inspected and maintained like any other piece of equipment. A damaged lightning protection system is as dangerous as having no lightning protection at all.
Although maintaining your lightning protection equipment takes some time and effort, it is welcome relief for many companies. Those who don’t maintain and inspect them learn the hard way and have paid substantially for the failure to do so.
Dangers to various industries
Floating roof tank – a direct strike is not the only reason for these tanks to become vulnerable to fire; when the grounding connection is compromised, even a nearby strike can cause the electrons on the roof of the tank to create a spark.
Oil and gas industry - high electrostatic fields produced during thunder and lightning storms cause internal and external arcing subsequently causing an explosion of the chemical storage tanks. This is a hazardous and dangerous occurrence plaguing oil and gas industry.
Whether, upstream or downstream; platforms, rigs, tank farms, tank batteries, refineries, pipelines and structures near this equipment or their related sensitive electronics must be protected and that protection must be checked regularly to ensure that it is working properly.
Lightning Eliminators & consultants Inc recommends retests to be conducted annually. This ensures that the system is fully compliant all the year round. Like a mudslide can affect the positioning of a Chem Rod grounding solution or a tree that had fallen on the Dissipation Array system had damaged it. Anything can happen and rather than finding out the hard way, make proactive reviewing a regular practice.
If the recertification by us is not conducted the No-Strike Warranty is no longer in place and there is no certainty that the system will function properly when needed.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us.
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In our fast-paced environment, we depend on wireless and satellite communications for everything – cell phones, internet, radio, television, and data and more; reliability has become imperative. These towers are constructed of steel and designed to be the highest structure in the surrounding area in order to supply communications without any interruptions.
Sadly, telecommunication towers are particularly at risk of lightning damage and an ensured electrical surge; due to its tall stature and complex electrical makeup. A single direct lightning strike can cause physical damage and catastrophic failure resulting in substantial revenue losses.
When lightning strikes a tower the current flows downwards to the ground and can damage electronic equipment like antennae, dishes, cameras, etc. On its way down, these currents can leak and jump into nearby structures resulting in permanent damage to sensitive electronic devices and equipment.
The good news is there is a way to protect telecommunication towers and facilities from the devastating and lasting effects of lightning damage.
The lightning protection system from Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. – The Tower Kit
It’s a hybrid package that offers a robust and cost-effective solution for communication tower to protect them from lightning damage. The protection package includes direct strike protection, surge protection, and grounding.
And we protect the towers from lightning damage by enhancing lightning rods with lightning dissipators!
Spline Ball Ionizer – this is our patented and advanced air terminal that functions as a streamer retarding air terminal. It utilizes the phenomena ‘charge transfer’ – it provides a low resistance route for the static ground charge to reach the atmosphere, preventing the build-up of ground charge to the value necessary to trigger a strike on the protected structure. In short, it exchanges ions between the air and earth keeping the local electrical field below lightning potential.
Chem Rods – another patented marvel from us; it creates the optimal earth connection with a large conductive surface, electrolytic salts, and specially formulated backfills.
Transient limiter TLX100 – this versatile type 1 SPD is primarily used for light load service entrance and subpanels. It can be installed upstream or downstream of the main disconnect.
This simple, reliable and inexpensive (compared to the cost of repair) method can protect most wireline communications from lightning damage.
LEC offers lightning protection products and services to many industries including broadcasting, wireless communications, data centers, 911 call centers, and many more.
Lightning strikes can be catastrophic for a building or any structure that is not adequately
A traditional lightning protection system consists of a lightning rod and a network of down conductors and earthing electrodes that provide initial protection to a building. When appropriately designed and installed this system carries a lightning strike safely to the ground, avoiding damage to property and life. However, it is not practical to let charged electromagnetic current near sensitive electronic devices.
At Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc., we recognized the need to design a more practical and efficient system. Through our skills and experience in this field, lightning protection system under the Charge Transfer Technology is widely recognized as the best and most advanced protection from a lightning strike.
The Charge Transfer Technology used in Dissipation Array System prevents the termination of lightning within the desired area of protection. This reduces operating cost and downtime as it safeguards against lightning damages fire and electrocution.
How we work
We offer a comprehensive set of services from the first inspection to the final installation. Our experts perform an extensive on-site survey and assess the requirements. Based on this survey our engineers design an all-inclusive protection system in accordance with subjective needs. The design of the system is a critical part of any installation and identifies all that is required to meet the set
international standards and specifications. While the concept behind lightning protection system is relatively straightforward, the requirements for proper installation can be complex.
Our industry trained professional installers complete the installation process within the time stipulated and to the highest and safest standards. Follow-up testing is carried out at regular intervals and involves a visual survey of the entire system. Electrical resistance testing is also carried out as a part of the service.
Surge suppressors are another very important part of a lightning protection solution. It adds another layer of protection to sensitive electronics from the surge of transient voltage.
We are a US manufacturer providing a full range of lightning protection systems designed to the highest standards using state of art technology and machinery.
Being a leader in the field of effective lightning protection systems, Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. has spent many years developing and testing superior lightning protection products. Due to our efforts, we have many patented lightning protection products. Most notably is our designed Dissipation Array System which is engineered to prevent a lightning strike
Dissipation Array System (DAS)
“DAS uses a naturally occurring scientific phenomenon called point discharge to retard the collection of lightning within a finite protection zone.”
It works on the principles of Charge Transfer Systems. These lightning protection products lower the static field long enough for the lightning to terminate or strike outside the protected area.
DAS does not attract lightning it eliminates it.
There are three typical reasons for our clients to choose DAS as their choice of lightning protection:
Additionally, there are other patented lightning protection products that combine (depending on the need and the area to be protected) to provide full protection against lightning.
Contact our team and get protected today!
Every industry is constantly at risk of being adversely affected or damaged by overvoltage. One of the greatest threats is a bolt of lightning. A single discharge of lightning near a power supply cable will generate significant overvoltage transient, sometimes causing irreparable damage.
Protective devices such as lightning surge protection devices are used to offset these external influences. They have the job of safeguarding the connected systems without interfering with its operations.
How does a lightning surge protector work?
Once voltage rises above expected level, the surge protector comes into play. It suppresses the excess voltage, diverts it safely to the ground and prevents it from causing any harm. When used together with air terminals, grounding rods, these surge arrestors form an industry's total lightning protection system.
Why do we need lightning surge protection device?
This decision can be taken by answering simple questions like
Every business has different needs when it comes to keeping their systems running. An industry might require surge protection on their fire alarms while another might consider installing it on security systems and data centers.
Different types and combinations of lightning surge protection device are installed in different protected zones to meet different needs. Some arrestors are generally installed in the service entrance switchboards to protect low voltage equipment such as facility guard and data line protectors.
Installing a lightning surge protection device from Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. ensures security of your company data, employees and facility during an unpredictable electric surge, as well as ensures continued function of critical systems.
Water treatment plants, pumping stations, wellheads and central processing plants found in water production and wastewater processing sites are highly susceptible to lightning and surge events. Even a single lightning induced spark can result in a tremendous financial hit. Worse, downtime caused by an overvoltage greatly impacts the ability to deliver the product to the market and generate revenue.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc.’s experience in solving the lightning protection needs of water treatment facilities have special recognition in the industry.
Normally, these structures are found in isolated locations and are a preferred point of lightning strike.
Primary hotspots include:
Furthermore, these systems are interconnected through power and telecom lines with various buildings and sensitive electronic equipment. The intricacies of these systems and their importance mean an efficient structural lightning protection, grounding and bonding and surge protection system should be installed in the facility. It will ensure less downtime, less maintenance, improved equipment performance and lower operating cost.
LEC lightning protection system are capable of:
Managing plant services – the system extends the life of the equipment, lowering operating overheads.
Personnel safety – our system provides a safe employee working condition, improving day to day operations.
Revenue generation – cash flow increases due to decreased downtime and nuisance situations.
Our lightning protection solution aims to:
Protecting all equipment at a single site via lightning protection system can run into tens of thousands of dollars, but the cost of not doing so can be much greater.
Lightning is a natural hazard that occurs almost everywhere putting facilities, building and people at risk. Traditional methods used for lightning protection by various industries include air terminals, down conductors and grounding system. However, this traditional method is inadequate to safeguard the sophisticated and sensitive electronic systems that control all critical functions of an industry. LEC recommends re-evaluating this older lightning protection design and create a new protection system to compensate for this inadequacy.
Welcome to the world of Lightning Eliminators.
We know that the nature of lightning will never change. But the structures and systems exposed to it, as well as the safety and dependability of it has changed dramatically. through our years of research and patented products we have sufficiently incorporated, a uniform and functional lightning protection system for critical protection against damages and upsets caused by lightning.
Our lightning protection design and system protects a structure by eliminating the cause of a lightning strike completely.
From simple solutions to checking the existing lightning protection system, as well as manufacturing, installing and maintaining services, LEC is able to offer a range of solutions for every industry. Included in our maintenance is bringing into compliance any alteration to an industrial building and checking the existing lightning protection design. Also the site is studied and the lightning protection system is systematically reviewed and updated periodically.
Our basic component for creating the perfect lightning system design for an industry is:
Knowledge – our system designers are well-trained and knowledgeable in the applicable codes and standards as well as the current techniques to foresee problems and delays.
Time – we take time to properly research the project and understand all applicable variables. Also, our lightning protection design and engineer is site specific and cost efficient, ensuring that the end result is a professional and code compliant system.
A well designed lightning protection system will take lightning’s unpredictable behavior into consideration. With a strategically installed lightning protection systems using charge transfer technology together with surge protection device and grounding system can greatly reduce the chances of a lightning strike within the protected area.
By taking a simple step of contacting us, your property will be much safer and capable to withstand any unpredictable, destructive force of nature via a lightning strike.
Protect your structure, and the systems and the people within it with lightning protection and surge protection systems and products from Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. Engineered to last; these protection systems can be trusted to prevent fires, structural damages and catastrophic failure of sensitive electronics, computer and telephone systems.
A lightning flash is hazardous to everyone and everything within its vicinity. The possible types of damage are injuries to living beings due to step and touch voltage; physical damage such as fire or explosion due to lightning current effects; and failure of internal systems due to lightning electromagnetic impulse. This is why it is vital to install a lightning protection system.
LEC is a leading lightning protection research organization and has been developing and manufacturing lightning protection solutions for over 40 years. Focused exclusively in areas such as research, development, design, manufacturing, testing, supply, installation and repair of:
Advantages of installing lightning protection system through us are
Unfortunately, we don’t choose when and where a lightning will strike. Thus we can choose two ways to protect ourselves.
Why take LEC’s services
Lightning Eliminators and Consultant’s lightning protection design system is respected as the industry leading solution and is installed on thousands of towers, buildings, plants, and factories. Due to the superior quality of their unique design, LEC continues to eliminate lightning strikes.
Some of their patented lightning protection design products are:
For lightning protection
Dissipation Array System – this works on the Charge transfer technology. it reduces the voltage current between the cloud and ground thereby eliminating the lightning strike from occurring.
Spline Ball ionizer – A supplement to the Dissipation Array installation, this lightning protection design is best installed on structures requiring lightweight protection.
Spline Ball Terminal – An alternate to the standard air terminal, it is engineered to reduce the risk of direct strikes in a highly efficient way.
Streamer Delaying Air Terminal – an inexpensive yet highly efficient lightning protection design effectively eliminating a lighting strike.
For lightning safety
Facility Guard: this surge protector is designed for industrial and commercial use. It is typically mounted on a service entrance or for sub panel application. It protects against external power surges that are usually caused by lightning.
Transient Limiters: A UL listed lightning protection design installed on the load side of the main service entrance. Its main purpose is to protect sensitive electronics and micro processor based loads by limiting transient voltage.
DC surge protector – this protector for fast rising alternating current is important. Ideally, it mounts before the inverter and is prepared to kill a DC arc whenever necessary.
Hybrid Surge Protectors for Data and Telecom Application – these types of arrestors are installed for protection of telecommunication equipment and equipment that process transmitted data, information, and video signals.
Data line protector – this lightning protection design arrest or are installed in server halls, control rooms, and offices. They are available in a range f configuration.
Coaxial Line Protector – it protects devices connected to the antenna system with coaxial cables like microwave, broadband, cellular system and GPS equipment. They contain special lightning arrestors with the maximum discharge current.
Protection against direct lightning strike and surge is not an easy one. A proper lightning protection design depends on a number of contributing factors. Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Inc. will be pleased to advise you on the proper type of protection, minimizing loss and damage of any kind.
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