Lightning Eliminators & Consultants (LEC) is dedicated to providing integrated lightning prevention and lightning protection products, solutions and services by utilizing innovative patented charge transfer technology, grounding systems engineering, surge protection design, and providing comprehensive consulting services based on physics and state of the art engineering principles. Working in over 60 countries and throughout the United States, LEC Global has implemented its proprietary DAS™ solutions in addition to RGA™ solutions for floating roof tanks across many industries like Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Biochemical, Communications, Flammable Liquids, Power Generation, Information Technologies, Transportation, Shipping, Mining, Nuclear Energy, Utilities and Manufacturing.
The RGA is a type of bypass conductor between the roof and shell of an FRT. Because it is retractable, it is always as short and straight as possible, and thus provides the lowest possible impedance between the roof and shell. The RGA meets the requirements of API RP 545, The Recommended Practice for Lightning Protection of Aboveground Storage Tanks for Flammable or Combustible Liquids, and of NFPA 780, The Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems. The RGA is also ATEX certified, meaning that it is certified to be installed in potentially flammable locations.
All of LEC’s Lightning Strike Prevention and Protection Systems use charge transfer technology which continually reduces the localized electrostatic charge in the atmosphere so that lightning cannot terminate within the protected area. All lightning prevention devices are part of LEC’s Integrated Lightning Solutions that also include surge suppression and grounding systems, contact us to learn more.
DAS technology was introduced in 1971. Since that time, over 3,000 systems have been installed worldwide, accruing over 40,000 system years. Throughout this time, the DAS has maintained a success rate over 99%.
The Dissipation Array System is a key component of your lightning protection system, working with grounding and surge suppression to achieve complete protection. A typical system includes:
1. The Dissipation Array, available in a range of configurations for almost any structure.
2. A low-impedance grounding system using chemically-charged electrodes (Chem-Rod™).
3. Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS) to protect against transients traveling through
data lines and other conductive paths.
4. Modular strike prevention devices (SBI™) to supplement the Dissipation Array’s area of
protection as needed.
The SBI from Lightning Eliminators is a modular lightning prevention component used to supplement Dissipation Array installations, and as the first line of defense for structures that require lightweight protection with a low wind profile.
Like our Dissipation Array System (DAS) the SBI is based on over 25 years of research & development and utilizes similar technology to reduce the risk of direct lightning strikes at the protected site.
The Spline Ball Terminal from Lightning Eliminators offers a superior alternative to standard air terminals for new or existing lightning protection systems.
Unlike traditional lightning rods designed only to collect, the SBT is engineered to both reduce the risk of direct strikes and function as a highly efficient air terminal.
Find out what you need first! How this is approached is dependent on your environment, facility and your financial requirements. It can be as simple as a Technical Review of photos, drawings and building plans by our LEC solution specialists in-house and at no cost, which delivers a 'proposal of recommendations' to the client for further investigation at a later date and is preliminary; or more efficiently through a Site Evaluation which includes an on-site visit by one or more LEC solution specialists who study a number of key areas first hand. This visit can range from a one day, to a comprehensive multi-day event for large sites with complex electrical systems. Overall cost is based on the scope and complexity of the site and a Report with Scope of Work is generated. In some cases this is all a client might need to move forward, but neither does not include the level of Detail that a Study or Survey would.
Traditional grounding methods and aged grounding systems can be ineffective in high stress situations such as a lightning event. LEC has engineered low-impedance grounding systems that provide effective grounding during high-intensity lightning strikes. All grounding is part of LEC’s Lightning Solutions line.
• Retractable Grounding Assembly (RGA)
• Ground Test Options
• Smart Ground Meter System
• Traditional Ground Resistance Test Meters
Low-Impedance Chemical Grounding Electrode
The Chem-Rod solves problems found with conventional ground rods by requiring 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. The earth/electrode interface is further enhanced by conductive backfill and electrolytic salts, ensuring a consistent path to ground.
Engineered to meet applicable design and safety standards, the Chem-Rod is uniquely suited for both general grounding and as the foundation of a complete lightning protection system.
LEC’s advanced surge protection products are designed for all applications that require protection from the surges (one of the secondary effects of lightning) and man-made transients. Our products are specially designed to supplement lightning prevention systems, including DAS®.