Date : Nov 26,2021 Category : industry news
Scientists expect a rising number of tropical cyclones in some areas in Florida, Australia, and cities along the Persian Gulf in the next century. This raises concerns for a potential increase in lightning strike related fires in storage tanks.

In a 2015 paper, scientists predicted that “Grey Swan” (a rare type of tropical storm) cyclones will become more frequent in the next century.


According to the report, scientists expect a rising number of tropical cyclones, especially in Florida, Australia, and cities along the Persian Gulf.


“We identify a potentially large risk in the Persian Gulf, where tropical cyclones have never been recorded, and larger-than-expected threats in Cairns, Australia, and Tampa, Florida,” wrote the authors of the report. “Grey swan tropical cyclones striking Tampa, Cairns and Dubai can generate storm surges of about 6m, 5.7m and 4m, respectively, with estimated annual exceedance probabilities of about 1/10,000.”


There is growing evidence that climate change can be the main culprit. Since the sea and ocean water temperature is rising, allowing Grey Swans to evolve, scientists say that climate change puts coastal regions at risk.


Hurricanes are amongst the world’s costliest natural disasters.


How to Prevent Rim-Seal Fires in Oil Storage Tanks


Our research shows that fires that start in the rim seal area of storage tanks have increased in the past couple of years. 90% of these fires are known to be caused by lightning strikes that occur during stormy weather. 


Consequently, oil refineries have suffered damage and financial losses, not to mention the danger such fires can cause to people’s lives. 


Saval’s CFI system is the ultimate solution to protect assets and people from irreparable damages in the event of a fire. CFI stops incipient fires in seconds preventing escalations to large fires which can grow out of control. The CFI system uses the CF3I gas, which is environmentally friendly, leaves no particulates and requires no cleaning up after a release.


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