We have supplied & installed the Ateco made Rewinder Earthing System (RES) at various oil terminals operated by leading companies in oil & natural gas sector from Indian & oversea.
Rim Seal fires are the most common type of fire for floating roof tanks, especially EFRT. It is estimated that 95% of rim seal fires are the result of lightning strikes and 0.16% of all tanks with rim seals will experience a rim seal fire in any given year.
A full-proof solution was required at the clients Oil terminal for the lightning risks to the Floating Roof Storage Tanks. The conventional Shunts – Metal strip that electrically bond to the shell wall and the roof of a floating roof tank, was used which has following drawbacks:
The Rewinder Earthing System (RES) was installed in our supervision which proved to be effective in meeting the risk-reduction requirements at the oil terminals. Following are the features of the RES installed on the terminal.
Our clients have reported following impact or highlights of the RES project.