Oil & Gas

Innovative Fire Protection
for the Special Hazard
Industry

Oil and Gas Applications

Protectowire is committed to providing our customers with the best products and services in the industry through our factory-trained, global distribution network.

Storage tanks, pipelines, offshore platforms, and refineries utilize numerous processes involving flammable liquids and toxic chemicals. The harsh environments associated with these processing and storage facilities often require specialty detection. Protectowire’s product portfolio is designed to meet the challenges of these extreme environments. Our linear heat detectors, thermal cameras, modular environmental sensor platform, and specialty control equipment are an ideal solution for the oil and gas industry.

“Storage tanks, pipelines, offshore platforms, and
refineries utilize numerous processes involving flammable liquidsand toxic chemicals. Every facet of these
processes must be monitored regardless of the
hazardous challenges they present.”

THE INDUSTRY LEADER IN LINEAR HEAT DETECTION SINCE 1938

OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

Offshore oil and gas platforms present unique fire hazards due to their harsh environments and remote locations. Protectowire products can be an integral part of the fire alarm systems at these facilities.

Protectowire linear heat detectors can easily be installed in contact with electrical motors, pumps, valves, and bearings where the possibility of overheat and fire exists. Protectowire control equipment is available with intrinsic safety barriers, in NEMA 4/4X (IP67) rated enclosures, and capable of operating a variety of special detection devices.

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PIPELINES

Pipelines present unique detection challenges as they may span long distances or consist of densely configured systems within a processing plant. Often containing oil, gasoline, and LNG/LPG (liquefied natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas) they can leak, causing liquid spills or gaseous emissions that create hazardous concentrations of combustible materials. Protectowire linear heat detectors can be installed around pipes, valves, and other vulnerable connections to ensure early detection. Protectowire thermal cameras or modular environmental monitoring platform can be installed to monitor site conditions for pre-fire conditions to allow for equipment or process shutdown prior to a fire event.

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REFINERIES

BLEVE (boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion), flammable liquid pool fires, flash fires, and jet fires are some of the hazards found at a refinery. Protectowire linear heat detectors are easily integrated into any fire alarm system by providing detection for critical areas such as motors, pumps, mixers, electrically operated solenoids, and valves. Hardware or process failures create fire risks that can endanger both personnel and the facility. Having equipment onsite to monitor these critical processes can minimize possible danger as well as operational downtime.

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STORAGE TANKS

Protectowire linear heat detectors are a cost-effective form of fire detection that is easily adapted to both fixed and floating roof tanks. The linear heat detector must be installed in conjunction with a properly rated intrinsic safety barrier. The linear detectors can be fitted onto new installations as well as retrofit onto existing tanks. On fixed tanks, the linear heat detectors are installed to monitor gauge points, vent areas, or manholes. On floating roof tanks, the linear heat detector is installed around the perimeter of the rim seal area to monitor for overheat and fire.

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A Trusted Global Distribution Network

Protectowire is committed to providing our customers with the best products and services in the industry through our factory-trained, global distribution network.