Tank farms are made up of tanks of different sizes with a total capacity of thousands of cubic metres for storing crude oil and other liquid substances.
Basically, all these liquids are inflammable and, once they are burning, extremely difficult to extinguish.
If a lightning strike or surge causes a tank to catch fire, the consequences at the tank farm are dire. People in the vicinity risk life and limb, the environment is polluted and the economic damage is incalculably high.
In order to keep the tank farms and their employees safe, the tanks are monitored round the clock by highly available alarm and extinguishing systems. Custom-fit lightning and surge protection systems ensure that these monitoring systems are always safe and constantly in service.
Bespoke solutions provide protection
They prevent direct lightning strikes to the tanks and protect alarm and extinguishing systems from failure.