About CounterStrike

As part of our ongoing process of continuing improvement, Omega Flex has developed an improved version of TracPipe® CounterStrike®. This is a second-generation product that is an effective but affordable tool in increasing the protection of CSST gas piping systems from the damage caused by nearby, indirect lightning strikes. This version takes TracPipe® CounterStrike®’s proven capabilities to an even higher level.

TracPipe® CounterStrike® is a patented CSST innovation based on our existing TracPipe® CounterStrike® CSST product, but that is engineered to significantly decrease the potential for lightning induced damage to fuel gas piping systems. TracPipe® CounterStrike® has been designed with a proprietary jacket material in place of the standard yellow jacket. This black jacket has energy dissipating properties that will help protect the TracPipe® CounterStrike® stainless steel pressure liner as well as other fuel gas system components if the TracPipe® CounterStrike® becomes energized due to lightning.

The improved version of TracPipe® CounterStrike® is designed to withstand significantly higher levels of lightning energy when compared to first generation TracPipe® CounterStrike® and, of course, to conventional TracPipe® CounterStrike® with the yellow jacket. TracPipe® CounterStrike® has been shown to be up to 400 times more resistant to the damaging effects of electrical energy than conventional CSST, and is at least 6 times more resistant to that damage than the previous version of TracPipe® CounterStrike®.

No product, including the improved TracPipe® CounterStrike® is immune to the damage caused by a direct lightning strike. Refer to NFPA 780 for lightning protection systems for buildings and building systems.