Interactive Protection Map
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Facility Grounding & Bonding
To minimize the risk of static discharge from the isolated metal bodies, before any of the static mitigation and lightning dissipation devices are installed, it is important that all the metal infrastructure including isolated metal assets are electrically bonded to a common grounded backbone.
Fiberglass Tank Static Drain (Static Lasso®)
The Static Lasso® is a system that deploys grounded non-corrosive material with a multitude of small points that remain in direct contact with the fluid and vapors inside a tank. In contrast to chains, rods, and plates, which are not effective since they present a flat surface, the Static Lasso® features a frayed carbon fiber assembly which contains a multitude of microscopic points.
Fiberglass Tank Static Protection
Fiberglass tanks at production and disposal sites are generally installed as part of a tank battery in combination with steel tanks. The risk of a lightning strike to an individual tank with a tank battery is almost impossible to evaluate, and a protection system is generally designed to protect the whole tank battery from a direct lightning strike. The protection system, however, must be designed in a manner that isolated metal bodies on the tank battery and on each individual fiberglass tank are bonded to the lightning protection system. A lightning rod based lightning protection system is installed directly over the tank vent piping infrastructure and bonding of isolated metal bodies is a core design component.
Truck Load Out Static Protection
Every year, truck fires and tank battery fires occur because of improper static bonding during load out. Petro Guardian manufactures and installs the appropriate truck load out assembly to ground and bond the truck before the start of the transfer operation.
Thief Hatch Static Protection
Grounding the thief hatch assembly minimizes the risk of static accumulation. Thief hatch fires and injuries can be prevented by adequate bonding and grounding of the thief hatch lid and base.
Poly Chemical Tank Static Protection
We install our Static Lasso inside the poly tank. It is vertically oriented from top to bottom with a bonding plate at the top of the tank. Conductor bonds the Static Lasso to the metallic stand and both are grounded at the base of the poly tank.
Fiberglass Tank Lightning Protection
The protection system is designed in a manner that isolated metal bodies on the tank battery and on each individual fiberglass tank are bonded to the lightning protection system. Further, A lightning rod based lightning protection system is installed directly over the tank vent piping infrastructure.
Steel Tank Lightning Protection
Lightning protection materials for steel tanks will comprise of air terminals as strike termination devices, lightning protection conductor to accomplish effective grounding and bonding, and effective lightning surge protection for power and control circuits installed on the steel tanks.
SCADA Tower Lightning Protection
Petro Guardian offers a SCADA Lightning Protection System that consists of Streamer Delaying Air Terminals and Lightning Surge Protection Devices.
Main Panel Lightning Protection
A Type 1 Lightning Surge Protection Device is installed at the main panel. This has a Voltage Response Circuit to filter the peak of lightning induced current in the power transmission line.
Branch Panel Lightning Protection
A Type 2 Lightning Surge Protection Device is installed at the branch panel. This has a Frequency Response Circuit to filter the peak of lightning induced current and EMI/RFI in the power line.
VFD Panel Lightning Protection
A Type 2 Lightning Surge Protection Device is installed at the VFD panel 3Phase power breaker. This has a Frequency Response Circuit to filter the peak of lightning induced current and EMI/RFI in the power line.
Battery Panel Lightning Protection
Type 2 Lightning Surge Protection Device is installed at the UPS/ Battery Panel input branch panel. This has a Frequency Response Circuit to filter the peak of lightning induced current and EMI/RFI in the power line.
Control Panel Lightning Protection
- Power Supply Lightning Protection
- Current Loop Lightning Protection
- MODBUS Lightning Protection
- Power over Ethernet Circuit Lightning Protection
Tank Gauge Lightning Protection
A Type 1 4-20mA 24VDC current loop Surge Protection Device is used to protect the Tank Level gauge. The copper pair has a shield wire routed with it.
Inspections For Lightning Protection System
Petro Guardian has developed a customized lightning protection system inspection program. It is leading the industry with a cloud based inspection database with a built in artificial intelligence to tag noncompliance.
LIGHTNING & STATIC RISK
- Thief Hatch Fire
- Fiberglass Tank Fire
- Truck Load-Out Fire
- Tank Battery Fire
- Electrical & Electronic Equipment Failure
- Communication & Control Equipment Failure
FACILITY PROTECTION PLAN
- Protection Plan
- Static Protection
- Lightning Surge Protection
- Structural Lightning Protection
- Turnkey Installation
INTERACTIVE PROTECTION MAP