How the latest fire detection and extinguishing systems are improving safety in hydrocarbon storage.

CFI systemWhen Korean company Daewoo Engineering & Construction were building 16 hydrocarbon storage tanks for ADNOC at Musafa Terminal – Inter Refinery Pipeline in Abu Dhabi, they demanded the most technically advanced fire detection and extinguishing systems. For this challenge they asked Saval, a company with a history of manufacturing extinguishers stretching back to 1925 and still a leading company for fire fighting equipment and specialising in products for the Oil & Gas market.

In developing the solution for Abu Dhabi, Saval suggested a system especially for storage tanks with internal and external floating roofs, that are used for storing vaporous substances. The tanks have a diameter of 67 meters, a height of 18 meters and a capacity of about 63 million litres (400.000 barrels). Because hydrocarbons can be extinguished effectively by an anti catalytic reaction, Saval used a system that extinguishes with the gas Trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I). Furthermore the system is linked to a central control panel for fast notification of alarm and error signals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The principle for this automatic extinguishing system was developed by Saval about 50 years ago. Along the years the system has been perfected into a high value product in the area of extinguishing capacity and corrosion resistance.  For example, the tubes and nozzles of this system are entirely constructed from stainless steel. In addition as a manufacturer of fire fighting equipment and systems, with a dedicated commitment to research and development, Saval prides itself in its ability to offer complete, technically sound, quality driven solutions to fully meet all of our client’s requirements.

Saval has around 200 motivated employees constantly working to provide a wide spectrum of business contacts with the best in the area of fire protection for refineries, storage tank farms, offshore platforms, process plants and so on.

Saval logo + sloganRini van den Brand, Sales Manager Oil and Gas, Saval will be an expert speaker at the upcoming Tank World Expo, 14-15 April 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Join over 1000 attendees, 100 expert speakers and 80 exhibitors and book your place today.  Saval has specialised in products for the Oil & Gas market. From detection systems to automatic fire fighting installations, up to water and foam monitors, foam mixing systems, hydrants and fittings and a wide variety of nozzles. To find out how they can work with you visit here.  

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