After briefly discussing fire and explosion hazards on oil production platforms, the Author describes a new system developed by his firm, GP-Elliott Electronic Systems Ltd, for monitoring and giving early warning of possible sources of ignition (such as smoke, flame, or overheating of electrical equipment) monitoring the presence of flammable gas, and, depending on the circumstances, automatically closing vents, shutting down plant, and operating the extinguishant. The system has been developed from the company's Fire/Gas Display and Control System, which has been installed in a number of platforms in the North Sea and Persian Gulf. The new system, a programmable modular solid-state system which uses COSMOS logic elements, can be arranged to suit the requirements of the largest installations. Collecting and processing the information from the system's sensing devices is carried out in a console in the main control centre of the platform; the information displayed on the console matrix is transmitted for display on satellite panels in various parts of the platform, and the console as necessary, actuates the alarms and initiates the fire-fighting action. The article gives further information on the system and its equipment, and includes a simplified block diagram.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Morgan-Grampian (Publishers) Limited

    28 Essex Street Strand
    London WC2,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Elliott, G
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Accession Number: 00152521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM