Pumps and Motors
Lightning Protection for Well Pumps
Pumps located at remote sites require a higher level of protection. They are subjected to large surge events induced by lightning. The pump and motors form the lifeline of oil and gas flow. Any damage to pumps, motors and controls will lead to serious production downtime as well as high maintenance cost and risk of spills. Protecting remote sites from the damaging effect of large surge events requires protection that diverts lightning-induced currents. Proper surge protection reduces the lightning induced voltage to a safe level for the equipment and provides long-term protection without failure.