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Section 2.5

Previous Activities for NLSI Clients

Updated March 2014

NLSI applies 18 years of field experience in a variety of international assignments. Below are brief descriptions of some of the lightning consulting projects NLSI has undertaken. Sample photos from projects where NLSI has served as a lightning consultant are also available online.

Note: NLSI management is designated as Nationally Recognized Expert Consultants by US Government guidelines.

Client
Date
Project Description, Agency, Location
INPE, Brazil
9-14
INPE, Brazil
USAF, NV
9-14
AMMO 48 LPS Training
Nestle Corp., IA
9-14
Site Assessment
Hudbay Minerals, Peru
9-14
Phase III, Constancia Personnel Training
USAF, GA
9-14
AMMO 48 LPS Training
MSU, Mexico
8-14
Observatory, LPS Assessment
10th Mountain Hut Assn, CO
8-14
Site Consultancy
USAF, NM
8-14
AMMO 50 LPS Certification
USAF, NM
8-14
AMMO 48 LPS Training
USAF, AK
7-14
AMMO 48 LPS Training
NLSI de Peru
7-14
Launch PERU-NET
XXX Petroleum, TX
7-14
Review LP Safety Documentation
INPE, Brazil
5-14
Invited Speaker, GROUND 2014 Conference
Legal Assistance
4-14
Research & Expert Witness, Construction
Nestle Corp, KY
4-14
Site Assessment
Nestle Corp, CA
4-14
Site Assessment
DOE Sandia, NM
3-14
Three Day Inspectors Class
ILDC, AZ
3-14
Presenter, 2 Papers, Lightning Detection Conference
Silver Standard, Argentina
2-14
LP Safety Assessment, Pirquitas Mine Operations
Legal Assistance
1-14
Research & Expert Witness, Airport
USAF ANG, IN
1-14
Three Day Inspectors Class
Nestle Corp, OH
1-14
Site Assessment
Nestle Corp, MA
1-14
Site Assessment
Legal Assistance
12-13
Research & Expert Witness, Recreation
Legal Assistance
11-13
Research & Expert Witness, Pipeline
Hudbay Minerals, Peru
11-13
Conduct Risk Assessment for Production Operations
Nestle Corp, SC
10-13
Inspection
Nestle Corp, TN
10-13
Inspection
Hanscom AFB, MA
9-13
Train LPS Inspectors
Legal Assistance
8-13
Research & Expert Witness, Recreation
NASA, KSC, FL
8-13
Train lightning protection inspectors
Los Alamos Natl Labs, NM
8-13
Train lightning protection inspectors
Hudbay Minerals, Peru
7-13
Conduct personal safety LP assessment
Collahuasi, Chile
6-13
Conduct full LP safety assessment
USAF ANG IN
6-13
Train lightning protection inspectors
Nestle Corp, UY
5-13
Inspection
Nestle Corp, CA
5-13
Inspection
Nestle Corp, VA
5-13
Inspection
Society for Astronomical Sciences, CA
5-13
Invited Keynote Speaker
Sikorsky, FL
4-13
Consultation
Vandenberg AFB, CA
2-13
Train lightning protection inspectors
British Colombia Forest Service
2-13
Consulting/Technical Seminar for Radio Engineers Forest Service Kamloops BC
Lima, Peru
1-13
Establish South American Region under the management of Orlando Alzamora B., Vice-President. This Lima, Peru office primarily will provide services to the mining and petrochem industries.
US Air Force
11-12
Moody AFB Technical Training
McCall.PLC
10-12
Expert witness/investigator
Motiva Enterprises, TX
9-12
Personal Safety at petrochemical complex
US Air Force
8-12
Engineering class, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado
US Air Force
8-12
Engineering class, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona
US Air Force
7-12
Engineering class, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico
AES Electric Power
7-12
Consultation, 180-MW coal-fired power plant, cooling towers, Hawaii
Shell Oil
7-12
Personal safety at refinery, Louisiana
Mugunero Hospital
6-12
Consultation on solar arrays, Mugunero, Rwanda
Undisclosed client
5-12
Consultation on solar arrays, Utah
PTNNT Mining
5-12
Comprehensive site assessment, Sumbawa, Indonesia
International Lightning Detection Conference
4-12
Presented four papers, Broomfield, Colorado
US Army
3-12
Consult on lightning protection codes and explosives safety, Aberdeen, Maryland
US Air Force
3-12
Consult on lightning protection codes and explosives safety, Charleston, South Carolina
Undisclosed
2-12
Space program audit, Van Horn, Texas
NASA
2-12
Site assessment for Wallops Island Launch Site 0-A, Virginia
Madison County E-911 Communications 11-11 Inspect new radio sites and design lightning defenses, Huntsville, Alabama
Marathon Petroleum Headquarters 10-11 Develop U.S.-wide lightning safety procedures
CITGO
9-11
Audit refinery for lightning safety, Chicago, Illinois
US Air Force
8-11
Appointed to Explosives Safety Code Review Committee
Barrick Gold
7-11
Audit mine and exploration sites for lightning safety, Papua, New Guinea
Barrick Gold
5-11
Inspect two operations for lightning safety, Nevada
Newmont Mining
4-11
Establish mine lightning safety program, Conga mine, Peru
Pacific BioDiesel Technologies
4-11
Methanol plant lightning audit for facility safety, Hawaii
US Air Force
3-11
Explosives safety audit, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Barrick Gold
2-11
Mine lightning safety investigation, Tanzania (Buzwagi, Bulyanhulu, North Mara, Tulawaka)
American Electric Power
1-11
Wind turbine farm investigation
US Air Force
12-10
Explosives safety audit, Malmstrom AFB, Montana
US Air Force
11-10
Explosives safety audit, Eglin AFB, Florida
Newmont Mining
11-10
Mine lightning safety investigation, Ghana (Ahafo and Akyrem)
US Air Force
10-10
Engineering class with sites compliance, Vandenberg AFB, California
Tenth Mountain Division Hut Association
9-10
Facilities inspection with contractor oversight, Colorado
US Army
8-10
Engineering class with sites compliance audit, McAlester Army Ammunition Depot, McAlester, Oklahoma
US Dept. of Defense
7-10
Invited speaker at DDESB Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon
Oilwell Services Company
6-10
Poza Rica, Mexico
US Air Force
6-10
Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado
US Air Force
5-10
US Air Force Factory No. 4, Texas
US Air Force
4-10
Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona
National Solar Observatory
4-10
Advanced technology solar telescope, Maui, Hawaii
Peter Kiewit Southern Company
3-10
Miami, Florida
US Air Force
3-10
Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah
US Air Force
1-10
Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado
US Army
12-09
Aberdeen Army Depot, Maryland
AES
11-09
Examination of wind turbine blade damage, Texas
Pencer Fire
10-09
Seventh assignment, Florida
Barrick Gold
9-09
Site assessments for lightning hazard mitigation, three gold mines in Tanzania
Sandia Nuclear Labs
8-09
Taught lightning mitigation class to engineers, New Mexico
Pencer Fire
7-09
Sixth assignment, Florida
Barrick Gold
6-09
Taught Lightning Protection for Engineers class and site assessment visits, Elko, NV
Fluor Corp.
5-09
Review of construction drawings, Vancouver, BC
Barrick Gold
5-09
Site inspection and safety analysis, return visit, Dominican Republic
SEMCO Energy
5-09
Taught NFPA 780 class and did assessment for gas utility, Michigan
Ottawa County
5-09
E911 emergency operations investigation, Michigan
Nestle Foods
4-09
Assessment at food processing factory, Illinois
AES
3-09
Examination of turbine blade damage at wind farm, Oregon
Nepal government
2-09
Consulting on micro-hydro operations and instruction, including preparation of lightning safety video, Kathmandu and Pokara, Nepal
Pencer Fire
1-09
Fifth assignment, Florida
US Air Force
12-08
Classes at Picatinny Arsenal, Langley AFB, Virginia
Sandia National Labs
12-08
Instruction to US DoD and DOE engineers, Albuquerque, NM
Barrick Gold
10-08
White paper, Utah
Pencer Fire
9-08
Fourth assignment, Florida
US Army
9-08
Site review and instruction at McAlester AAD explosives facility, Oklahoma
Barrick Gold
9-08
Site inspection and safety analysis, Dominican Republic
US Air Force
8-08
Assess lightning protection at explosives area, Langley AFB, Virginia
L&SP
8-08
Instruction for mining and safety engineers, Australia
Barrick Gold
7-08
Instruction for construction engineers, NFPA 780, British Columbia
US Air Force
7-08
Instruction for electrical inspectors, AFI 32-1065, Langley AFB, Virginia
Muermann Engineering
6-08
Consultation on feasibility of NFPA 780 to structure, Tennessee
Picatinny Arsenal
6-08
Instruction for electrical engineers, PAM 385-64, New Jersey
Pencer Fire
5-08
Third assignment, Florida
AES
4-08
Assess lightning damage to wind turbine farm, Texas
Sandia National Labs
3-08
Instruction for electrical inspectors, NFPA 780, New Mexico
SWESW
3-08
Invited speaker, annual safety conference, Texas
DBM Law
1-08
Investigate recreational incident, Colorado
Pencer Fire
1-08
Second assignment, Florida
Chubb Insurance
12-07
Investigate house fire cause and origin, Florida
Pilot Catastrophe
11-07
Audit lightning vulnerability to headquarters office complex, Mobile, AL
Dominion Gas Co  
10-07
Site survey and field inspection checklist to gas distribution network, Cleveland, OH
Escanaba Power
10-07
Assessment of damages and mitigation to 25-MW power plant, Escanaba, MI
Credit Suisse
9-07
Audit of facilities for lightning defenses, Princeton, NJ
DFW Airport
9-07
Lightning vulnerability study to jetways, Dallas, TX
Ward Manufacturing Co.
8-07
Engineering assistance/codes compliance, Pennsylvania
Cayman Utility Company
7-07
Site vulnerability and defenses to 115-MW power plan, Grand Cayman Island
US Air Force
7-07
Technical assistance, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
US Air Force
6-07
Technical assistance, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
US Navy/Serco
4-07
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, SC
KSE, Inc.
3-07
Lightning safety for major league soccer stadium, Denver, CO
Barrick Gold
2-07
Re-visit to mine to audit compliance with earlier (Feb 05) assessment, Peru
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1-07
Lightning protection assessment and risk study for mining company, Ghana
Barrick Gold
1-07
Vulnerability assessment to electric power transformers for mining company, Papua New Guinea
Mars Hill Wind Farm 
12-06
Design low resistance grounding in Ordovician gneiss and schist at 42-MW turbine wind farm, Mars Hill, ME
NASA
11-06
Lightning Safety for Engineers Education Program, Kennedy Space Center, FL
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10-06
Develop corporate “lightning management strategy” for worldwide mining operations, Denver, CO
WRKP-FM
9-06
Hazard mitigation for commercial radio station, Washington, PA
Cornerstone Development
8-06
Lightning protection for pumping stations, Montrose, CO
Carolina Nurseries
7-06
Examine safety issues for people and IT communications, Monck's Corners, SC
ATST/NSF
7-06
Grounding design in volcanic soils for Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, Haleakala High Altitude Observatory, Maui, HI
CXS Corporation
6-06
Design lightning protection system for electronics facility, Cleveland, OH
Metromont PreStress
6-06
Site assessment to plant in LaVergne, TN
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4-06
Lightning safety assessment for mining company, Peru
State of West Virginia
3-06
Consultant to Governor's Office, Sago Mine explosion
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
3-06
Advanced technology solar telescope, Hawaii
NASA KSC
2-06
Consultant, Phase 3, NESC Launch Pad 39B, Catenary Capability Analysis Study Group, KSC, FL
East Alabama Medical Cente
1-06
Revisit hospital to examine additional lightning defense facilities and structures, East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL
NASA KSC
12-05
Consultant, Phase 2, NESC Launch Pad 39B, Catenary Capability Analysis Study Group, KSC, FL
BAE Systems
10-05
Investigation and recommendations for defense manufacturing site, Merrimack, NH
Valero Energy
10-05
Lightning vulnerability analysis to refinery, Delaware City, DE
Metromount USA, Inc.
8-05
Lightning safety recommendations to outdoor precast concrete fabrication facility, Atlanta, GA
Cottonwood Operating Co.
8-05
Hazard vulnerability analysis to 1250-MW steam power plant, Orange, TX
US Army
8-05
Lightning safety assessment to Army hospital  facility, Ft. Irwin, CA
East Alabama Medical Center
7-05
Lightning defenses to 44 security cameras at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL
St. Clair County
6-05
Assessment to five radio towers for emergency operations, police, fire, and ambulance services, Pell City, AL
NASA KSC
6-05
Consultant, NESC Launch Pad 39B, Catenary Capability Analysis Study Group, KSC, FL
City of Huntsville
5-05
Site assessments to two E911 emergency radio broadcast centers, Huntsville, AL
National Park Service
5-05
Safety tutorial for employees, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
CPD Professional Advancement Center
3-05
Conduct technical training for 65 engineers and engineering/safety specialists, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
DSTA
3-05
Review lightning protection issues, Singapore Department of Defense, Singapore
EEM Professional Advancement Center
3-05
Conduct technical training for 75 engineers and engineering/safety specialists, Singapore
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2-05
Safety and productivity assessments at mines, Peru
Ottawa County
10-04
Assessment to Four County E911 Communications Towers, Grand Haven, MI
US Dept. of Energy
9-04
Hazardous Environment Protection Workshop, Joint WSSX US/Russian Federation Meeting, Albuquerque, NM
Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
8-04
Lightning protection to SkyLink Automated Rapid Transit System, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, TX
Environmental Strategies, LLC
7-04
Site analysis with recommendations for lightning defenses to hazardous waste disposal site, Baltimore, MD
US Army
7-04
Grounding issues at fuels storage tanks, West Point Military Academy, West Point, NY
DSTA
5-04
Review of most recent lightning mitigation defenses for R&D branch, Singapore Department of Defense, Singapore
SLIDA
5-04
Conduct workshop for 75 engineers with government agencies from electric power, telecom, aviation, and military. Sponsored by Sri Lanka International Development Administration (SLIDA), Colombo, Sri Lanka
NASA
4-04
Lightning protection upgrades to 0B launch platform, Wallops Island, VA
General Motors
3-04
Lightning safety analysis, SUV assembly facility, Oklahoma City, OK
CITGO
3-04
Lightning hazard mitigation at refinery, Corpus Christie, TX
VFIS Insurance, York, PA
2-04
Dispatch communications centers vulnerability studies at selected locations: Chicago, Denver, Houston
State of Pennsylvania
2-04
Old Economy Village lightning safety assessment, Ambridge, PA
US Navy
2-04
Building 87 analysis, Sub base, New London, CT
US Navy
12-03
Analysis of the placement of Franklin and catenary air terminals to the critical facilities at SWFLANT, King's Bay, GA
University of Colorado INSTAAR Facility
11-03
Grounding, bonding and shielding issues resolution to high-value research operation in Boulder, CO
Illinois IDOT
11-03
Technical training of Field Operations Group with site assessments of critical operations, Chicago, IL
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8-03
Consultant to develop lightning safety policy and operational guidelines for global operations, Peru
Los Alamos Nat'l Labs
7-03
US Department of Energy TA-16 Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility (WETF) Assessment
Miami Int'l Airport
7-03
Lightning Safety Assessment for construction workers at airport terminal/runway expansion
Louisiana DOTD
6-03
Technical training of design and operations groups and site assessments of critical operations center, Baton Rouge, LA
National Science Foundation
5-03
Lightning vulnerability assessment to two WIYN sites at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, AZ
US DTRA/DoD
2-03
Appointed member, USA delegation to USA-Russia military lightning safety workshop, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Longwood Gardens
1-03
Consultant to private conservatory/arboretum on facility and personnel lightning safety issues
Denver Int'l Airport
12-02
Lightning Safety Assessment for United Airlines ramp workers, Denver, CO
NOAA
11-02
Strengthen lightning vulnerability to SURFRAD and ISIS meteorology sites throughout the USA
US FAA
9-02
Investigate cause of lightning losses to equipment at FAA RCOM airport communications facility, Oklahoma City, OK
NASA
8-02
Report for Building 28, satellite communications facilities, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
US Navy
6-02
Analysis of explosives supply facility with recommendations for LPS upgrades, SE USA
City of Aurora, CO
6-02
Design consultant for lightning hazard mitigation at new municipal building campus, Aurorak CO
Ingram Lumber Co.
5-02
Lightning hazard mitigation assessment to high-value electronic automation center, Macon, GA
Bluegrass Army Depot
3-02
Design overhead shield wire lightning protection
NOAA, National Weather Service
2-02
Review drawings and inspect physical plant at prototype Weather Forecast Office, Caribou, ME
Los Alamos National Labs
12-01
US Dept. Energy, site survey with mitigation recommendations to HAZMAT storage area
Los Alamos NationalLabs
10-01
US Dept. Energy, site survey with mitigation recommendations to high explosives storage areas
City of Boulder, CO
7-01
Assessment of Personal Lightning Safety Issues at City-wide Ballfields and Pools
Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park
6-01
Recommendations, Personnel Safety Alpine Visitors Center, RMNP, Estes Park, CO
Hueco Mtn. Wind Turbines
5-01
Grounding Analysis/Design Recommendations, El Paso, TX
Adventist World Radio
4-01
Short Wave Radio Broadcasting Facility, San Jose, Costa Rica
Har-Ber Village
12-00
Review grounding practices, Grove, OK
PEMEX
10-00
Hazard Mitigation to Comm. Towers and Admin. Buildings, Cuidad del Carmen, Mexico
Lockheed Martin Co.
4-00
Audit Practices & Procedures, Launch Pad 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, FL
Reynolds Metals Company
1-00
Alumina Plant investigation, Corpus Christi, TX
Candlewood Hotel Co.
11-99
Inspection of hotels in CA, NM and NV
Candlewood Hotel Co.
9-99
Inspection of five hotels in Chicago, IL
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
8-99
Analysis Shield Wires/Nuclear Reactor Distrib. Yard, Calvert Cliffs, MD
Eagle Rock School
4-99
Safety for student indoor/outdoor activities and campus-wide IT operations, Estes Park, CO
NOAA
3-98
NEXRAD Radar Sites at NWS/Dulles, TX and NWS/Roanoke, VA
NASA
10-97
Lightning Safety for Outdoor Personnel, NASA- JSC, Houston, TX
National Science Foundation
10-97
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Hazard and Mitigation Review, Cloudcroft, NM
NASA
9-97
Apollo-Saturn V and Spaceport USA Visitors Facilities, NASA-KSC, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Northrup Grumman
7-97
Evaluation of Grounding Issues, Air Defenses, Royal Thai Air Force, Thailand
Northrup Grumman
6-97
Evaluation of Lightning Protection, Air Defenses, Royal Thai Air Force, Thailand
NASA
5-97
Neutral Buoyancy Tank, NASA-JSC, Houston, TX
US Navy
5-97
Squib Stores, Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport, WA
US Air Force
3-97
Lessons Learned, Hurlburt Field, Pensacola, FL
US FAA
10-96
Air Approach Radar Tower, Lajes (USAF) Portugal
US Dept. of Energy
5-96
Nuclear Waste Storage Tanks, Hanford, WA

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