Be it organic or through acquisition, many big midstream operators are expanding and investing heavily in new infrastructure to capitalise on a market that requires increased volume of storage and pipeline capacity to satisfy customer demand.
Thus our products for fuel tank lightning protection have gained a lot of attention.
Petroleum products such as crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc. are commonly stored in floating roof tanks to allow any trapped gas within the oil to escape while it stabilizes the petroleum product. FRT has an open top which is equipped with a steel roof which moves up and down according to the level of the stored petroleum product in the tank.
A direct or a nearby lightning strike will cause electric currents to flow across the tank shell and the roof. When these lightning currents arc across the roof/shell interface, they can ignite any flammable vapours that may be present.
Do you know, about 33% of all tank fires are attributed to lightning and are especially vulnerable. Therefore it is necessary to install a fuel tank lightning protection system.
To reduce the risk of sustained arcs requires a reliable, full-time, low impedance and low resistance connection between the tank shell and roof. Additionally the connection must operate regardless of the tank shell connection. LEC has developed a roof/shell Retractable Grounding Assembly (RGA) mechanism, which is better than the conventional type of bypass conductor.
Retractable Grounding Assembly (RGA)
Oil and gas facilities are hazardous environments. Protection from natural disaster can be highly mitigated or 99.7% eliminated by the proper implementation of a fuel tank lightning protection system along with grounding, and surge suppression products by LEC.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) serves its clients by installing and maintaining lightning protection systems (LPS), and prevention solutions. Equipped with over four decades of experience, LEC has provided successful support to over 90 countries and throughout the United States.