All too often when lightning strikes an industrial plant, equipment is damaged and operations curtailed. There is an initial rush to get the plant operational again. This is a reasonable response. By taking a systematic approach, applying international standard, carrying out a risk assessment, then acting upon the results of that risk assessment both cost effective and successful solutions can be found.
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
This year, 2021, we celebrate 50 years of providing innovative lightning prevention and protection products and technology.
Our lightning protection products include:
Direct strike prevention products
Earthing and bonding products
Surge Protection Products
Currently, we are the nation’s largest manufacturer and patent holder for lightning protection products. Each of our divisions complements one another in a unique way to provide lightning solutions for Every Industry. Every Day.
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.
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!
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.
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