ADNOC’s Takreer takes the low impedance path to complete tank safety.

takreer_refineriesFor tank storage firms, the risk of a lightning-induced fire event is too potentially damaging to bear. Floating tank storage facilities that have millions of dollars’ worth of product can be destroyed with a single spark. Even worse is the downtime such an event will cause: a possibly lengthy period of investigation and reconstruction that impacts a storage facility’s ability to deliver product to market and generate revenue.

Last year, Takreer, a storage and refinery subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), completed a thorough lightning protection analysis and began transforming its protection profile for floating roof tank storage. Dozens of tanks, while operating efficiently, had potentially faulty lightning protection systems in place: metal shunt and wire systems that are meant to direct charge in the case of a lightning event but are prone to fall into disrepair over time.

“Because Takreer is a very safety – conscious company, they called us and Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) for a better lightning protection solution,” said Manoj Nambiar, General Manager of Consilium Middle East Fire Protection and Safety operations. “As a company that handles high volumes of storage, Takreer has to be very progressive about making sure their facilities are protected.”

Read the full case study by clicking here. 

Consilium_WebLogoManoj K. Nambiar, General Manager, Oil and Gas Division is an expert speaker at and Consilium are an Exhibitor at Tank World Expo, 14-15 April 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Join over 1000 attendees, 100 expert speakers and 80 exhibitors and book your place today. 

To find out more about Consilium and how they can work with you please visit http://consilium.ae/oilgas

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