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a)     HOUSTON METRO STATION, 1900 Main, Suite 8133, Houston, TX, W. Mark Phillips (281) 380-4166, lightning damage to catenaries and substation equipment.

b)     GENSCAPE, 1140 Garvin Place Louisville, KY,    Jason Fuchs (502) 292-4646, lightning damage to tower cameras and equipment at tower base.

c)     Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool/ Attorney at Law, 3200 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX, Tommy Gillaspie (713) 877-1112, Lightning damage to Oil Tanks lawsuit

d)     Facility Programming & Consulting, 100 W Houston St, San Antonio, TX, Bryan Sibille (210) 228-9600, Revised the National Weather Service Manual 30-4106 section on Lightning Protection, Grounding, Bonding, Shielding, and Surge Protection Requirements.

e)     Lake Park Marina, Town Hall, 535 Park Ave, Lake Park FL, Joann Robin (561) 801-0287, Research possible tower damage from planned location of a tower near a Marina.

f)     Byron Public Library, 3486 E Whitaker Rd., Byron, IL, Rich Pleniewicz (815) 222-7694, Lightning and Protection Audit of library complex

 

g)     United Illuminating, Orange, CT, John Ivanisin (860) 982-1363

h)     Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Mayport Navel Station, Jacksonville, FL, Edward Morai, 443-845-6302, Lightning Protection and Grounding Audit for Magnetic Silencing Facility (MSF) 

 

i)     Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCCD), Bethesda MD, Bryan Martin 703-489-8921, Two day Advanced Lightning and Grounding Seminar

 

j)     DRS C3 & Aviation Company, Gaithersburg MD, John Townsend 267-495-9507, FAA-Std. 019E support for bid on border towers, applying up to date knowledge on Lightning and equipment building hardening from lightning strike damage

 

k)      Columbia County Evans Georgia, Lewis Foster 706-312-7325, Lightning Tower Audit of 6 towers and grounding and electrical protection hardening of the 6 equipment buildings.

 

l)     DYMAX Engineering, Ann Arbor MI, Glenn Keates P.E. 734-730-2855, Lightning Switchyard Audit to prevent generator shutdown from lightning entering switchyard from the high voltage transmission lines

 

m)     Utility Design Services (UDS), Edwardsville IL, Chad Boeving 618-797-5269, two day advanced Lightning and Protection Training Seminar

 

n)      Boy Scouts of America Jamboree Facilities at Mt Hope West Virginia, Charlotte Sturgis 304-877-7914, detailed lightning audit of jamboree facilities on Mt Hope, WV with recommendations to minimize lightning exposure to mountain facilities

 

o)      Occidental Permian LTD, Ron Turner 281-785-6031 provide recommendations on lightning protection to non-metallic storage tanks that were destroyed from lightning strikes

 

p)     Premier Storage, Huntsville Alabama, Mark Russell 256-797-4482, Crown Castle Tower Ground Potential Rise (GPR) damage to storage units requiring special grounding of tower and electrical protection of electronic entry equipment

 

q)      American Tower, Ken Gilbert 919-466-5183 / two day training on grounding and lightning protection

 

r)   Holy Cross Electric Association Inc., Glenwood Springs, CO, Kevin Milner 970-947-5427

 

s)     Prime Electric, Inc. , Ernest Randolph, Indian Hills, Colorado/ Lightning Protection of home on top of mountain

 

t)     FBI-Houston, Texas, Joe Gothard, 281-413-8774, 1 Justice Drive, Houston, TX 77092, two day training course on lightning protection of tower communications locations

 

u)     Hawaiian Electric (HECO), 820 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96814/Contact Robert Thompson, Engineering Manager (808) 543-7598

              (1) Two day Electrical Protection & Grounding Seminar (17) attendees

 

v)     Progress Energy, 200 Lucent Lane, Cary NC 27518/Contact Marty Caviness, Engineering Manager (919) 971-596    Two day Electrical Protection & Grounding Seminar (16) attendees

 

w)      South Mississippi Electric, 3492 Hwy 42, Hattiesburg, MS 39402/Contact Kelly Massa Communications Design Engineer (601) 580-6222

(1)  Grounding & Electrical Protection Audit of 5 tower sites and 1 substation tower location

(2)  Engineering design report with recommendations

 

x)     Middleton Inc., I-30S, Bryant, AR 72022/Contact Jeff Hunter, Tower Operations Field Manager, (501) 765-8788

(1) Two day Electrical Protection & Grounding Seminar                    

 

y)      WSIL-TV, 1416 Country Aire Dr., Cartersville, IL 62918/Contact Patrick Victoria, Chief Engineer (618) 925-6394

(1)  TV tower, camera and equipment building grounding

(2)  Electrical protection of equipment and power entrance facilities

 

z)     WestStar TV, Ltd, 43 Eclipse Drive, Grand Cayman, KY1-1205, Contact General Manager Darryl Hather (345) 745-0112

(1)  TV tower, camera and equipment building grounding

(2)  Electrical protection of equipment and power entrance facilities

 

aa)     NexGen Energy Partners, LLC, 12303 Airport Way, Suite 200, Broomfield, CO 80021, Contact Executive VP Bruce R. Bredickas Jr. (303) 440-6262, Cell (717) 5428797

(1)  Wind turbine grounding, electrical protection of equipment and turbine blade protection from direct lightning strikes (four cases audited in Ohio)

(2)  Turbine blade protection from lightning strikes using ‘Inhibitor’ Air Terminal technology from Lightning Electrotechnologies Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

bb)   Ameren Services, 1901 Chouteau, MC 620, St. Louis, MO 63103/Contact Mr. Andy Morian, Network Engineer (314) 609-5521

(1)  Tower and equipment building grounding audits

(2)  Lightning and Grounding Standard

(3)  Training/2 day Seminar

 

cc)     Advanced Moving & Storage, Inc., 7963 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311/Contact Mr. Steve Chaires (850)556-8877

            (1) Electrical Protection and grounding for electronic equipment from a close proximity Verizon Cell Tower that was causing damaging GPR from tower lightning strikes

 

dd)     Rohde & Schwarz, Inc., 1500 Lakeside Pkwy, Ste 100, Flower Mound, TX 75028/Contact Mr. Hans Peter Bauer (469) 713-5332

            (1) Lightning strike protection for an RF Absorber Wall using special air terminals (200kV F-SAT) that ensure lightning leader contact to the terminal

 

ee)     Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., 1740 S Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645/Contact Mr. Jim Gage (907) 761-2544

            (1) Electrical Protection & Grounding of an Ocean fiber optic cable and manhole termination

 

ff)  Jo-Carroll Energy/SandPrairie Wireless, 793 Route 20 West, Elizabeth IL 61028/Contact Mr. Jeff Harrelson (800) 858-5522 Ex: 1336

            (1) Electrical Protection and grounding specifications for broadband services provided from towers, water tanks, distribution poles, FM antennas and the associated equipment buildings and equipment cabinets

 

gg) Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), 500 East 4th Street, Eugene OR 97401/Contact Mr. Mark Zinniker (541) 685-7449

(1) Electrical Protection and Grounding Specifications for Headquarters Communications Building and Tower, and two remote mountain tower sites          

 

hh)  CH2M HILL Inc, 2300 NW Walnut Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97339/Contact Mr. Bill Peterschmidt (541) 768-3458

            (1) Electrical Protection and Grounding Specifications for three mountain communication building and tower sites in support of EWEB.

 

ii) General Dynamics, 8201 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale AZ 85257/Contact Mr. Harry Gaul, P.E. (480) 441-5321

(1) Air terminal design on 2000 foot towers to prevent damage to dipole antennas from direct hits and side flash

 

jj)  KRIV TV FOX News Tower Houston Texas, 5034 McHard Road, Missouri City TX 77489/Contact Mr. Robert Byrne (713) 302-2777

(1) Grounding and electrical protection assessment for the KRIV TV tower to minimize VSWR trips from lightning strikes

 

kk)   Electronics Research, Inc., 7777 Gardner Road, Chandler, IN 47610/Contact Mr. Ron Lile (812) 925-6000 Ex 252

(1) Grounding and electrical protection assessment for the KRIV TV tower, FOX News Houston Texas

 

ll) Contran Corporation, 5430 LBJ Fwy., Suite 1700, Dallas, TX 75240/Contact Mr. Eb Redford (970) 946-3016

            (1) Grounding & Electrical Protection Specification for tower and equipment building

 

mm) Beech Ridge Wind Farm WV, Contact Mr. Donald Keef, (530) 223-1413, 1725 East Cypress Ave., Redding, CA 96002

            (1) Grounding design to minimize lightning damage to turbine and equipment

 

nn)    H.B. Robinson Nuclear Power Plant, 3581 W Entrance Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550/Contact Mr. Anthony Eason, P.E. (843) 857-1842

(1)  Ground Potential Rise (GPR) Assessment from lightning

(2)  Electrical protection and grounding design to prevent lightning induced GPR

 

oo)    Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 5600 Kimberly Way, Loudon TN 37774/Contact Mr. David Mabius (865) 755-3902, TM3 EE&E Coordinator

(1)  Lightning, grounding, and electrical protection assessment for Kimberly-Clark facility in Loudon, TN

 

pp) Hargrove Engineers & Contractors, 20 South Royal St, Mobile AL 36652/Contact Mr. Phil Hamilton (256) 432-4489, VP-North Atlantic Operations

(1)  Lightning, grounding, and electrical protection assessment for Kimberly-Clark facility in Loudon, TN

(2)  Kimberly-Clark/Contact Mr. Jerry Dougherty (865) 988-7144, Cell: (865) 755-0832

 

qq)    Seadrill Americas, Inc., 11210 Equity Drive, Suite 150, Houston TX 77041/Contact Mr. Adam Noecker (713) 329-2071, Cell: (713) 240-7185

(1)  Lightning, grounding, and electrical protection assessment for the West Sirius Oil Drilling Rig in the Gulf of Mexico

(2)  Assessments for Polaris Drill Ship and West Eminence Semi-Submersible Ram Rig in Brazil

 

rr)  Vantage Point Solutions, 2211 North Minnesota, Street, Mitchell, SD 57301/Contact Mr. Nathan Weber (605) 995-1747, Cell: (605) 999-6364

(1)     GPR Study evaluating the magnitude of the fault current, voltage potential of the ground grid, and distance to the 300 Volt-Point per IEEE Std. 487-2004

 

ss) Progress Energy, P.O. Box 1981, Raleigh, NC 27602/Contact Mr. Marty Caviness (919) 546-4072, Cell: (919) 971-5968

(1)  Lightning, grounding, and electrical protection assessment of a communications building and Hydroelectric Plant.  Report with recommendations, method guidelines, surge protection equipment, and grounding design to prevent further harm from lightning strokes

 

tt) Occidental Permian, Ltd., 5 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110, Houston TX 77046/Contacts:

i)      Mr. Ron Turner (281) 785-6031

ii)    Mr. Justin Saxon (806) 215-3636

iii)  Mr. Charlie Jividen (806) 215-0109

(1)  Lightning, grounding, and electrical protection assessment of an oil field containing, battery areas, wellheads of different types, towers, microwave communications, and water plants.  Development of a Lightning Protection Standard that will bring current oil removal operations up to standard and methods for all future installations        

 

uu) Tri-State G&T Association, Inc., 4331 Fulcrum Way NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144/Contact: Mr. Mark Conner (303) 452-6111 ex 3834, Cell: (303) 945-1533

(1)  Lightning, grounding, and electrical protection assessment of microwave tower and equipment building on the top of Sandia Crest in Albuquerque, NM.  Report with recommendations and AutoCAD Drawings detailing method guidelines to protect communication and microwave equipment from lightning strike energy

 

vv) Bravado Inc., 1061 Maitland Center Commons, Suite 204, Maitland, FL 32751/Contact Mr. Victor Alas Jr.  (407) 831-1888, Cell: (321)277-8878

(1)  Design of a communications Central Office (CO) grounding system in Las Vegas, NV, containing high soil resistivity, that is located near a power substation

 

ww)   Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), S Street, Sacramento, CA 95817/Contact: Mr. Eric Fritz (916) 732-5988

(1)  Ground grid and electrical protection design for two substations, with detailed engineering and associated AutoCAD Drawings

(2)  Ground grid design for an ethanol filling station that is located close to a substation to prevent possible sparks and surge currents that could cause a fire

 

xx)   Alcatel/Lucent, Wireless Transmission Division, 3400 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75075/Contact: Mr. Al Heisner (214) 287-7504

(1)  Lightning, grounding, and electrical protection assessment of 4 wireless cell sites in Louisiana

(2)  Report with recommendations, method guidelines, surge protection equipment, and grounding design to prevent further harm from lightning strokes

 

yy)    Dominion Energy, Brayton Point Station, Somerset, MA 02726/Contact: Mr. Mario Silvia (508) 646-5259

(1)  GPR Study evaluating the magnitude of the fault current, voltage potential of the ground grid, and distance to the 300 Volt-Point per IEEE Std. 487-2004

(2)   Determination of the earth potential at two specific locations where building installations were being considered

zz)

Lightning, grounding and electrical protection assessment of a Power Plant

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