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Lightning Protection of Floating Roof Tanks

Adekitan, Aderibigbe I. (2013) Lightning Protection of Floating Roof Tanks. American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), 2 (10). pp. 11-21. ISSN e-ISSN: 2320-0847 p-ISSN : 2320-0936

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Prior to export, processed crude oil is stored in Floating Roof Tanks (FRT) to further allow any trapped gas within the crude oil to escape, as this stabilises the crude oil. In the oil and gas industry, FRT’s are vital in the processing of crude oil to the acceptable export specification. In the tropics and other lightning prone regions, lightning induced floating roof tank fire constitutes a major threat to crude oil production. Among others, a single lightning incident could result in the loss of life, product and production time, avoidable incident review time, damaged equipment, wasted repair cost, bad publicity and loss of income. This paper therefore, is aimed at providing an effective solution to the menace of lightning induced tank fire by focussing on the starting process of the lightning induced fire and proposing alternative concepts for breaking the fire triangle before fire ensues

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crude oil, fire, floating roof tank, lightning protection, sparks
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 11:27
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 11:27

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