Lightning Master Corporation Announces Issuance of US Patent for MAGS® Bypass Conductor System for Floating Roof Tanks

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Lightning Master Corporation, a full service, full-spectrum static solutions, lightning and transient protection company, serving domestic and international oil, gas and chemical industries since 1984, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,001,488 for their MAGS® bypass conductor system for floating roof tanks.

Lightning Master Corporation issued US Patent 9,001,488

“This patent is an important component of Lightning Master’s intellectual property portfolio covering specific lightning protection and manufacturing techniques.”

Lightning Master Corporation, a full service, full-spectrum static solutions, lightning and transient protection company, serving domestic and international oil, gas and chemical industries since 1984, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,001,488 for their MAGS® bypass conductor system for floating roof tanks.

The MAGS®, Movable Arm Grounding System™, is a reliable, gravity-powered external floating roof tank bonding system which has been thoroughly tested; including simulated 110mph wind in excess of 3,000,000 cycles (at time of printing), without wear or failure. Lightning Master Corp MAGS® is ATEX Certified and exceeds the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute API 545 and the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 780.

EFR tanks are particularly vulnerable to the effects of lighting because of their isolated floating roof. A direct or nearby strike will cause a difference in potential between the floating room and tank shell, which, if not properly bonded, can become an ignition source. The MAGS® bypass conductor system that protects EFR tanks is a superior solution that requires little to no maintenance.

Unlike other bypass conductor systems, MAGS® is certified for installation in a Classification 1, Division 1 area. Components of MAGS® include UV thermal protected cable, 300 series stainless steel bases and fiber glass arms; all fabricated by Lightning Master Corporation at their headquarters in Clearwater Florida USA. The MAGS® fiberglass mast arm removes the risk of improper roof operations that typically are created as a result of tangled and broken cables on traditional floating roof tank systems. Additionally, the gravity powered system requires little to no maintenance, negating the need for spring loaded parts and moving reels that have the potential to arc. This system is easy to implement and has a worldwide base of trouble-free installations.

“This patent is an important component of Lightning Master’s intellectual property portfolio covering specific lightning protection and manufacturing techniques.” says Bruce Kaiser, Founder and CEO of Lightning Master Corporation®.

Lightning Master® systems are backed by worldwide support, customer service and expertise. Their track record of success and top-notch customer service in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East has established LMC® as the global authority on lightning, static and surge protection. Lightning Master® has become internationally recognized as the industry leader in lightning and static protection.

For more information, please call 1-800-749-6800 or visit http://www.lightningmaster.com

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