Hima-Sella to Supply Fire & Gas Detection System for Oil Platform

  • February 07, 2014
  • HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
  • News

February 7, 2014 - Hima-Sella has been awarded a contract from international oilfield services provider Petrofac for the provision of an upgraded fire and gas detection system for the Kittiwake oil and gas platform in the North Sea, which it operates as Duty Holder on behalf of Centrica Energy. The system will feature a HIMA HIMax and incorporate an addressable controller (rated to SIL 2), and the overall project will also include the supply of new flame, smoke and gas detectors. The HIMA HIMax is a Programmable Electronic System (PES) and, for the Kittiwake platform, it will be catering for an estimated 1,300 I/O, with scope for expansion. In addition, HIMax’s ‘NON STOP’ feature will allow changes to be made whilst the system is online and without interrupting processes on the platform. For the majority of the fire and gas detection’s system, signal conditioning will be performed directly on HIMax’s I/O modules. Also, existing platform wiring will be used in combination with HIMA Field Terminal Assembly units (to be located in the platform’s equipment room).   Hima-Sella’s engineers have already commenced developing the fire and gas detection system’s functionality using SILworX – HIMA’s integrated configuration, programming and diagnostic environment – and system delivery, installation and commissioning are scheduled for later this year. About Petrofac Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil and gas companies. Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC). Petrofac designs and builds oil and gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects. Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil and gas assets. With more than 18,000 employees, Petrofac operates out of seven strategically located operational centres, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur and has a further 24 offices worldwide. About HIMA-SELLA Hima-Sella is an independent engineering company; specialising in the design and supply of integrated safety, control and automation systems. It is recognised as a market leader in the provision of ‘engineered solutions’ for safety, control and automation applications, and its products and services improve operational efficiency and safety in highly complex and often hazardous environments within a variety of industry sectors including Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Nuclear industries. Current services include the development of completely integrated systems, sub-assemblies, control and mimic panels, bespoke products, on-site support and functional safety lifecycle management.  

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