Lightning Protection Solutions for Oil and Gas Industry

Lightning Protection Solutions for Oil and Gas Industry

Protection of insulating flanges, cathodic protection systems (cathodic corrosion protection) and control rooms.

Chemical and petrochemical systems (for example, refineries or oil, gas and product pipelines) are important main arteries of individual countries and entire regions. These systems heavily depend on the reliable operation of electrical and electronic equipment. However, the direct and indirect effects of lightning strikes and other transients can threaten the smooth operation of these systems. Their large surface area, location or design as well as the use of modern measuring and control equipment bear substantial risk potentials

The costs for preventive lightning and surge protection measures, however, are out of all proportion compared with maintenance costs resulting from damage, for instance in an electronic control system. Moreover, failure, e.g. of a pumping station in a crude oil pipeline, will result in high costs.

DEHN’s experience over decades in lightning protection for process plants, continuous research and professional solutions allow to considerably reduce lightning damage – among other things to insulating flanges, cathodic protection systems (cathodic corrosion protection) and control rooms. Downtime and the associated production standstill as a result of lightning-related surge damage can thus be reduced. DEHN offers a comprehensive portfolio of proven products and customised protection concepts. In addition, we simulate the parameters of lightning effects in our highly specialised laboratories. This allows us to test and analyse equipment and systems to assess their safety against effects caused by lightning – under supervision of official authorities.

Our unique impulse current laboratory allows us to offer engineering and test services to optimise made-to-measure solutions such as:

• Testing of customised and prewired connection units for protecting electrical systems.
• Testing of measuring and control systems or system cabinets.

Midstream - transport and storage

As the demand for energy increases, efficient, cost-effective and fast supply of hydrocarbon fuels and products that will be processed by the relevant industry is more important than ever. In this context, all relevant aspects concerning personal, system and environmental protection must be considered.

DEHN offers professional protection concepts and solutions, top-quality products and long-standing experience in the fields of surge protection, lightning protection, earthing and safety equipment to ensure that the relevant systems meet the stringent safety requirements during transport and intermediate storage.

Rely on our expertise in lightning and surge protection. We are happy to advise you on the following topics:

• Cathodic protection systems
• Gas pressure control and measurement systems
• Slide gate valve stations
• Pumping stations
• Natural gas reseroirs
• Natural gas compressor stations
• Storage tanks

Downstream - processing and distribution

In the oil and gas industry, downstream refers to the production processes to which the oil or gas is subjected after production and that bring it closer to consumers (for instance, converting crude oil into petrochemical products and distribution of these products). To ensure that the refining and storage process meets the most stringent safety requirements, DEHN offers professional protection concepts and solutions, high-quality products and long-standing experience in the fields of surge protection, lightning protection, earthing and safety equipment.

DEHN offers extensive expertise right from the start – with professional protection concepts and high-quality products. Our experts are happy to advise you on the following topics:

• Petrol stations
• Refineries

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