LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Lightning Protection Technology Comparison

Lightning Protection Technology Comparison Chart

Lightning Protection Technology Comparison

CMCE
Franklin
E.S.E.
D.A.S.
DEVICE
CMCE-120 Lightning Suppressor
Lightning Attractor
Early Streamer Emitter
Dissipation Array System
TECHNOLOGY

Compensation

Lightning Attractor

Early Streamer Emitter

Dissipation Array System

Resists Lightning

Stops Lightning

Power-Free Operation

LEMP/EMP Protection

NATO Approved

NFPA 780 Certified

100% Critical Infrastructure Protection

100% Personnel Protection

100% Open Field Protection

100% Marine Vessel Protection

100% Success Rate

Coverage Radius

CMCE Coverage Radius Illustration

Statue of Liberty National Monument top view coverage radius diagram.

CMCE120

393 ft. radius

CMCE55

188ft. radius

CMCE25

82 ft. radius

CMCE Coverage Example Statue of Liberty

Artists depection of CMCE120 three dimensional 393 ft coverage radius.

Operating Principles

The technological innovation of the CMCE Multiple Electric Field Compensator, creates and maintains a balanced electric environment within its protective three-dimensional radius.

As an electrostatic current PASSIVE CAPTURING SYSTEM, the CMCE:

  1. Absorbs charges that appear in the surrounding electromagnetic field,
  2. Arranges charges internally based on their natural form,
  3. Creates a controlled flow of leakage current in harmless milliamperes – between 50a and 350mA in fair weather and 700a to 1,800mA in storm phase – through the ground wire to the earth take.

When the electric field changes, provoked by variations in the surrounding environment, the CMCE reacts by absorbing and draining excess charges into the ground. This process eliminates upward streamers and prevents the development of lightning within the devices coverage radius.

CMCE operating principles

The real costs of a strike

Realistic numbers show that damage in the U.S. exceeds $7 billion per year.

PETROCHEMICAL DOWNSTREAM COSTS

Plant losses in Texas

Plant losses in Oklahoma

Plant losses in Virginia

Source: Willis Energy Market Review, 12/13

STORAGE & PROCESSING ACTIVITIES

Incidents caused by lighting.

Incidents involving petroleum storage tanks

Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials

U.S. businesses damaged by lightning.

Source: Carnegie Mellon Report

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