The paper aims at illustrating a procedure for the lightning risk assessment of industrial oil process plants. The procedure is based on the use of the Monte Carlo method and applies to each event both a lightning attachment criterion and a damage calculation model. In particular, for the case of oil tanks, the model calculates the expected annual number of damages associated to the metal melting due to direct lightning events. The paper also presents and discusses an application example of the proposed procedure.

MONTE CARLO BASED LIGHTNING RISK ASSESSMENT IN OIL PLANT TANK FARMS

BORGHETTI, ALBERTO;COZZANI, VALERIO;NUCCI, CARLO ALBERTO;PAOLONE, MARIO;
2010

Abstract

The paper aims at illustrating a procedure for the lightning risk assessment of industrial oil process plants. The procedure is based on the use of the Monte Carlo method and applies to each event both a lightning attachment criterion and a damage calculation model. In particular, for the case of oil tanks, the model calculates the expected annual number of damages associated to the metal melting due to direct lightning events. The paper also presents and discusses an application example of the proposed procedure.
Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Lightning Protection - ICLP 2010 (Cagliari, Italy - September 13th -17th, 2010)
1497-1
1497-7
A. Borghetti; V. Cozzani; C. Mazzetti; C.A. Nucci; M. Paolone; E. Renni
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