PATOL has supplied specialist fire detection products for eight storage tanks at the Corrib gas project in Ireland, operated by Shell E & P Ireland Limited (SEPIL). The Corrib development has four distinct parts, one of which is the Bellanaboy Bridge gas terminal where the tank protection takes the form of Patol infrared heat and flame sensors and linear heat detection cable (LHDC).
The LHDC system ensures the safe operation of electrical equipment by limiting the energy available for ignition. Many aspects of the digital LHDC system – from the automatic cable reel down to the clips specified for fixing the cable – were adapted and modified for the project.
Patol, which claims to be currently the only LHDC manufacturer capable of supplying a SIL2-certified system specifically designed for use in the petroleum, oil and gas industry, also supplied a custom-built SIL2-approved control panel for the Corrib Gas project.
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