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?
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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.
In the last few years, the rate, frequency, and strength of lightning strike along with storms are increasing, making lightning protection products a necessity across the industry, all over the world.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Inc. provides lightning protection, grounding and surge protection equipment with cutting edge customized system designs, manufacturing, and installation. Their lightning protection products differ from conventional systems by providing both proactive and area protection from direct strikes.
As the lightning downward leader is formed, it looks for opposite polarity to equalize itself. The device interrupts the formation of these polarities thus eliminating the strike completely.
The company has manufactured and patented many products:
Dissipation Array System – this system completely eliminates the direct lightning strike and it is compatible with every grounding and surge protection devices. This lightning protection product consists of a low-impendence grounding system, Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS) and a Strike Prevention Device (SBI). It can be configured for almost every structure; like the Hemisphere Array is suitable for industrial or commercial structures whereas the Rim Array is designed for floating roof tanks in petrochemical and flammable industry.
Spline Ball Ionizer – this modular lighting prevention system is ideal for structures requiring lightweight protection with a low wind profile. This patented lightning protection product lowers the risk of direct strikes similar to the Dissipation Array System. The stainless steel construction prevents most lightning strikes thereby minimizing damage.
Spline Ball Terminal – this product works under the phenomenon of charge transfer. It has the capabilities of decreasing the risk of a direct lightning strike and if prevention is not possible, it safely collects the strikes and eliminates it to the ground. The SBT is an off-the-shelf lightning protection product; the perfect replacement for standard air terminals.
Streamer Delaying Air Terminal – SDAT in short, is an inexpensive alternative to standard air terminals. It reduces the formation of static charge, thereby reducing the formation of electrically charged upward and downward stream; protecting the structure. It’s compliant for use in any NFPA 780 installations. LEC offers aluminum and copper shaft options with multiple length options.
Lightning Eliminators and Consultants Inc., serves a wide range of customers including oil, gas, chemical and another industrial facility. They have established themselves as a global authority. Contact them to get your property protected.
You can’t stop lightning, but you can prevent its destructive effects
In United States, lightning is one of the most dangerous and frequent weather hazards. It is indeed fascinating to watch, but lightning can result in over hundred severe injuries to people in a year and some even resulting in death.
Every flash of lightning is potentially carrying millions of volts of electricity. Contrary to popular believes, lightning can strike anywhere repeatedly, it doesn’t always strike tall buildings and even strike up to 80 kilometers away from the point of impact.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. offers a complete solution for lightning protection design and its installation complying with the international standards and a ‘no strike’ warranty.
Our solution starts with understanding the electrical specification and relevant architectural drawings of your facility. We then offer a turnkey solution to any residential or commercial property, with the backing of our experienced team for lightning protection design drawings, bill of materials required, installation, testing, and commissioning.
Risk: our in-house risk assessment team determines the level of lightning protection system required for your property. This may also include earth resistance and soil resistivity testing.
Design study: project estimation and design specific to DAS (Dissipation Array Solution) is provided by our experts. This includes a more detailed and scientific evaluation of the site’s exposure and options for protection. We are able to offer customized solutions to each project in the most timely, accurate and cost-effective manner.
Supply: we have patented proprietary such as the Dissipation Array Systems (DAS) working on the charge transfer systems (CTS) and the Retractable Grounding Assembly along with a host of surge protection devices. All our products and services comply with the international standards.
Installing, testing and commissioning – our trained site service team are available 24/7 to install the lightning protection systems as per the design specification at your property. Further, we also provide on-site or off-site risk management training and financial risk mitigation.
All our systems are designed and engineered to perform safely; however commissioning and routine testing are undertaken to validate and ensure that the lightning protection system performs safely.
Lightning protection is necessary across the world and we are dedicated to providing lightning protection and prevention products, solutions and services as par with the international standards.
Contact us to get your property evaluated free of cost.
In the industrial world time is money, thus nothing can be more frustrating for a manufacturer than to stop production due to power going out.
Industrial lightning protection system is designed to protect such businesses or plants and its assets from the harmful effects of lightning damage. Do you know millions of dollars are lost in damage caused by a lightning strike? Thus, a lightning protection system ensures that lighting is controlled and it doesn’t cause any damage.
Take for example the telecommunication industry. The cell towers have gotten considerably taller and are being installed with expensive equipment making them more susceptible to damage from lightning strikes. Not only the telecommunication sector; any industry that is required to be kept online through advanced electronics require lightning protection.
An industry or a plant requires protection because:
- Principally, most official buildings are metal structures, making them more susceptible to being struck with lightning.
- Most industries use and store highly flammable materials
- Safety of the workers is important
- Having a lightning protection system in place is an essential condition for insurance companies and it may also reduce the cost of the policy
- Being stuck by lightning could result in serious loss of service, equipment, and machines.
- With advancement is sensitive electronic components; it is highly capable of being damaged even by slight fluctuations in electric current. The necessity to protect these equipments from such surges has become very crucial. Thus advancement in lightning protection system is imperative.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. has become one of the most highly regarded company of lightning protection solutions. With extensive sales network and distribution points, the company can easily service customers all over the country and beyond. Being pioneers and patent holders of DAS technology, LEC can customize a solution for any business and even help clients choose from a number of products and services. Over the years this company has become synonym for quality products, designed at par with international standards.
Schools, hospitals, airports, factories, power generating plants and even office buildings are now playing it safe by installing lightning protection systems.
Lightning protection systems for industries is something that every industry will benefit from.
Contact LEC to get the most competitive quote.
Did you know, with the ever changing climate and rising temperatures, lightning strikes are becoming more frequent. It is the single biggest cause of damage to electrical and electronic equipments, property and even human lives. With temperatures up to four times as hot as the sun, it’s no wonder lightning damage is deadly.
Lightning are produced in thunderstorms. It gradually builds up on electrical fields and once it is large enough, a giant spark occurs (like static electricity) between the earth and the ground. This spark is actually called a lightning strike. It may also occur between clouds and between cloud and air. But it is the strike between the cloud and ground that is damaging.
Here, the main aim of the electrically charged cloud is to neutralize itself with ground; thus seeking the path of least resistance. So it can be a tree, a building, an electronic device, a water body or any other good conductor of electricity.
Yes, many trees have been a victim of lightning damage. We know that wood is a bad conductor of electricity. But the moisture between the bark and the wood, or the moisture concentrated within the center of the tree is very good conductor of electricity, making it the perfect path for a lightning strike to ground itself. Trees can be blown apart, debarked and in some cases the trees are not killed but the lightning damage exposes it to insects and diseases.
The safest place on earth is another favorable path a lightning strike takes. The gas and water pipes, electric lines, phone lines, cables and TV lines, and many more options are available to a lightning strike to ground itself or reach its destination.
So how can we protect ourselves?
Lightning Rod is the answer. It is the easiest and only known way to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our property from lightning damage. They collect the electrically charged cloud, preventing it from damaging your facility and discharging it to the ground safely.
And now this technology has advanced
Lightning Eliminators and Consultants, Inc. has revolutionized this technology. They now provide an innovative and patented products and services working in lines with charge transfer technology. In very simple words, LEC’s technology deters the electronically charged clouds from striking thus eliminating the risk altogether.
The best defense against lightning damage is now simple, reliable and inexpensive, and is brought to you by LEC.
Surge protectors are a common device in about every household. They give you the liberty of more outlets offering different ports and some even have energy saving features. But they can do little to stop a catastrophic burst of current from a lightning strike. Small appliances and devices, when exposed to an overvoltage resulting from constant load switching up to a few amps, can be easily protected by a surge protector. However, a direct lightning strike of billion amps is other game.
There are surge arrestors also called surge protection device specially manufactured to protect electrical and electronic items from overvoltage caused due to a direct lightning strike.
It is true that the entire lighting protection system – lightning rods, cables and solid grounding provides defense against direct strike, but with the help of surge protectors.
Let us understand it this way:
The lightning rod is perched on the roof of a building providing low resistant path to the lighting current. It is connected to a down conductor which runs this current down to the nearby conductive grid buried in the ground. It is the nature of electric current to distribute itself across all paths to ground depending on the resistance on each path. The only path a lightning current gets to distribute itself with other conductors is the moment it touches the ground. This is where surge protectors come into play.
The lightning rod’s conductive grid is connected to a master switchboard. The lightning current flows from the ground into the building’s power distribution system; surge protectors arrest the current thereby discharging them to the earth again.
The other roles of surge protectors
Electronics are more critical to damage due to over voltage, short circuit or a damaged switchboard. Protect them permanently via surge protectors.
Lightning eliminators offer an array of surge protectors along with complete solutions to protect you and your property from lightning strike.
You can choose a surge protector and its services according to your needs. For example, Facility Guard is designed for Industrial and commercial use whereas their DC Surge Protectors protects against fast-rising transients and slower, high-energy impulses.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. is providing quality lightning prevention products and services since 1971. Visit their website to know more.
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