Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Lightning Protection Solutions

LEC

Lightning Eliminators & Consultants (LEC) provides integrated lightning protection and lightning prevention products, solutions and services.

The company has more than 43 years of experience and is also involved in grounding systems engineering, testing and surge protection designs for the power and energy sectors.

Lightning protection solutions

Lightning protection performs an important and imperative function in the power generation industry, helping energy companies avoid downtime and restoration costs that come with outages.

A single outage lasting one hour can cost upward of $1m, not only to the company but also to its clients, depending on the users that are serviced.

However, the initial choice of a lightning protection solution can sometimes be the problem, particularly when outside or unknown influences are factored.

Surge protection for the power industry

Weather, particularly lightning, is one of the biggest threats to facilities. LEC uses the innovative and patented science of charge transfer technology (CTS) to provide comprehensive consulting, assessment and design across multiple industries in more than 80 countries and throughout the US, working with some of the largest companies worldwide.

Whether it is a nuclear power facility or substations, lightning rods and overhead grounding wires are not always the correct solution.

A customised approach, tailored to meet customers’ unique set of circumstances, is preferable than the standard approach.

Lightning protection to reduce costs

According to the US Department of Energy, the costs to the end-user for momentary outages (per customer) are:

  • Residential: $1.82
  • Commercial: $574
  • Industrial: $1,895

Therefore, for a load-serving station that serves 20MW of load (or 2,800 to 4,000 residential customers / meters), the cost impact to end-users of losing service is in the range of $5,096 to $7,280.

Optimised surge suppression solutions

LEC provides a hands-on service, including testing and proprietary design.

This is coupled with products such as the Dissipation Array® System (DAS®), Chem-Rod® and optimised surge suppression solutions.

Charge transfer technology for lightning protection

The DAS uses charge transfer technology, which prevents the termination of lightning within the area of desired protection.

This is a different method to grounding wires and / or lightning rods, which are meant to redirect an incoming lightning strike’s energy to the ground, away from equipment. A lightning rod collects the strike and carries the current into the ground, creating the same effect.

DAS has a 99% success rate and is the only lightning protection product to offer a full no-strike warranty.

When designing solutions for facilities, LEC assesses the situation to determine the best way forward.

Once the proper lightning protection system is in place, including grounding engineering and surge protection, maintenance and inspection are integral to protecting the facility.

Lightning prevention products

DAS’s charge transfer technology is the only type of system where the lightning impulse is not encouraged, but discouraged.

DAS isolates facilities from a direct lightning strike by bleeding off the induced charge on the protected area during the course of a thunderstorm, reducing it to a much lower level in relation to the surrounding environment.

This suppresses the formation of an upward rising streamer, one of the required elements of the strike process, therefore avoiding the strike. Discouraging lightning is a significant benefit to facilities of this type.

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Press Release

Lesedi Nuclear Services Signs Agency Agreement with US Lightning Eliminators

Lesedi Nuclear Services Pty (Ltd), of South Africa are pleased to announce having successfully concluded an agency agreement with Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc.

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TriState Case Study

Providing power for approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives, has built its business by delivering a reliable, cost-based electricity supply.

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Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc

6687 Arapahoe Road

Boulder

80303

Colorado

United States of America

+1 303 447 2828 +1 303 951 3158 +1 303 447 8122 www.LightningProtection.com

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Comparison of Performance Between the Lightning Eliminators and Consultants Dissipation Array System and the Lightning Master Dissipator Product Line and Air Terminal

The Lightning Eliminators and Consultants (LEC) Dissipation Array System (DAS) is designed to prevent lightning strikes to an object or structure under protection.

28 April 2016

Hybrid Lightning Strike Protection System

The first lightning protection system (LPS) went into operation over 250 years ago with the advent of the air terminal, also known as the lightning rod, attributed to Benjamin Franklin.

1 February 2016

The Case of Lightning Protection Solutions for Electric Power Facilities

Lightning protection performs an important and imperative function in the energy and electric power sectors helping companies avoid the downtime and restoration costs that come with outages. A single outage lasting one hour can cost upward of $1m not only to the company, but also to its customers depending on the users that are serviced.

25 August 2015

Lightning Protection: Collection vs. Prevention

Though lightning rods are the oldest form of lightning protection and still used today, in the past few decades advancements in technology have provided more options.

17 August 2015

TriState Case Study

Providing power for approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives, has built its business by delivering a reliable, cost-based electricity supply.

29 October 2014

Browns Ferry Case Study: Lightning Protection for Nuclear Power Facilities

Like all power generation plants, the Browns Ferry Nuclear (BFN) Plant, in northern Alabama, US, faces many challenges to meet the power demands of a growing and urbanising population.

Secure Solutions for EPB Substations

Lightning protection solutions perform an important job in the utilities industry, helping energy companies avoid the downtime and restoration costs that come with outages.

Secondary Effects of Lightning Activity

The trend toward miniaturisation in electronic systems brings an increased sensitivity to electrical transient phenomena. Transistors have shrunk, and dimensions are now on the order of five molecules thick.

Preventing Direct Lightning Strikes

Protection against direct lightning strikes has been a subject of controversy since the days of Benjamin Franklin.

Low Resistance Earth Interfaces

Grounding (or earthing) is the art of making an electrical connection to the earth.

Press Release

1 April 2016

Lesedi Nuclear Services Pty (Ltd), of South Africa are pleased to announce having successfully concluded an agency agreement with Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc.

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Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc

6687 Arapahoe Road

Boulder

80303

Colorado

United States of America

JoOnna Silberman Peter Carpenter +1 303 447 2828 +1 303 951 3158 +1 303 447 8122 www.LightningProtection.com

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