Lightning Protection Solutions

Lightning Elimination Systems is a company specializing in engineering, procurement and installation of lightning protection, surge suppression, grounding and bonding systems. LES has been serving the oil & gas industry for 15 years and is proud to be a preferred subject specialist for a number of petroleum companies. We offer the following products that become a part of an enhanced lightning protection solution that we design and install.

Streamer Preventing Terminals (SPT) is designed to prevent the formation of streamers during the development of ground field. As a lightning downward leader is initiated and the electromagnetic field develops, the lightning protection system conductors are induced with current. Conventional lightning terminals experience the stress at the tip and generate upward streamers that have the capability to intercept the downward leaders. On the other hand, Streamer Prevention Terminals (SPT) do not experience any stress and generate adequate space charge that can both shield the terminal and prevent streamer formation. This technology has been successfully deployed in oil fields for more than 25 years. data sheet

Early Streamer Terminal (ESE) has been designed and tested in accordance to the NFC 17-102 standard. The device is constructed to store charge during the ground field development and release strong impulses of upward streamers when the ground field reaches a critical level. The passive design assures a no-fail device and the construction provides a low wind resistance even when installed on tall structures. The lightning protection design requirements, protection level calculations and protection radius are obtained from NFC 17-102 and UNE 21186. data sheet

Linear Dissipation Terminals (LDT) is designed to prevent formation of streamers during the development of ground field. As a lightning downward leader is initiated and the electromagnetic field develops, the lightning protection system conductors are induced with current. Conventional lightning terminals experience the stress at the tip and generate upward streamers that have the capability to intercept these downward leaders. This is similar in effect to arcing, which is when accumulated static charges occur to the ground rod installed inside fiber glass vessels storing flammable materials. On the other hand, LES Linear Dissipation Terminals (LDT) do not experience any stress and generate adequate space charge that can both shield the terminal, and effectively prevent streamer formation. This technology has been successfully deployed in oil fields for more than 25 years. data sheet

Chemical Ground Rod (CGR) has been designed and tested in accordance to the UL 467 standard. The foundation of any efficient Lightning Protection Systems lies in both a stable low resistance and low impedance grounding systems. LES – Chemical Ground Rod releases controlled electrolyte content into the soil based on the changes in soil conductivity due to temperature, moisture and pH. This assures a stable pH moisture and a consistent availability of free conductive ions to dissipate induced current. data sheet.

Surge Protection Devices (SPD) have been designed and tested in accordance to UL 1449 3rd edition and IEC 61643 requirements. Electrical and electronic equipment in communication, control, instrumentation and automation are highly susceptible to electrical and frequency transients caused by lightning activity. Transient impulses can be induced due to lightning or switching at utility substations. Effective protection is essential to mitigate the risk of equipment damage and operational downtime. LES – Surge Protection Devices meets the universality of application standards by being tested for both IEEE and IEC recognized recommendations and can be applied in the market worldwide. data sheet

Lightning Warning System (LWS) measures the electrostatic potential required for a cloud to ground strike to occur. It monitors the electrostatic potential to determine cloud to ground lightning probability. The warnings are based on the Time Calculated BEFORE A STRIKE OCCURS! data sheet