Mining, Oil & Gas
Electronic VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) are extensively utilized by the Mining and Oil & Gas industries for the speed control of electric motors. Modern VFDs can create current backup and develop charges that can dissipate and/or spark unto various isolated areas. Such as motor shaft to bearings creating pre-mature bearing failure and potential ignition points. In addition these transient currents create fugitive noise that can disrupt wireless communications and SCADA systems.
Lightning is responsible for significant economic and personal costs in the Oil, Gas, & Mining industries. Risk reduction can be attained by utilizing the lighting hazard mitigation and a safety planning process.
SGS provides on-site detailed lighting hazard risk assessments where our team of engineers through our alliance partners gather all necessary data, make necessary observations, run soil tests and interview appropriate on-site personnel to fully complete the risk mitigation and safety planning assessment. This process is conducted with engineers knowledgeable in the requirements and recommendations of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the area of electrical safety and grounding, along with various accreditation services such as NEC, (National Electric Code) and UL. SGS can provide UL Compliant Certificate for your site by third party design firm.
Additionally, SGS Total Site and Facility Protection Systems include, grounding, lightning protection, surge suppression, and lightning warning systems leaving industry leaders with the confidence that they have done all they can to protect their personal, equipment, and operations.