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Pyroban shows expanded explosion protection range at ADIPEC

13 November 2012

Pyroban Group will demonstrate its growing range of NEC, ATEX and IECEx certified explosion proof components, kits, packages and systems used to protect the global oil and gas industry from the dangers of an explosion at this year’s ADIPEC on stand 9061. shows 

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) takes place on 11 - 14 November 2012 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and is the largest exhibition for the Middle East oil and gas industry.

“We will show new components and products at ADIPEC that help prevent an ignition in the event of a hydrocarbon release in the oil and gas industry upstream and downstream” explains Gary Smith, Business Development Manager for Pyroban’s Oil and Gas Division.  For more than 40 years, Pyroban’s business has been safety and the prevention of explosions for companies all over the world.

“Pyroban serves a large number of companies  in the Middle East as businesses look to effectively manage the risk of explosion and minimise the risk to people, the environment, their brand reputation and oil and gas production,” says Gary.

“At the exhibition we will discuss our refurbishment and remanufacturing services, which bring existing equipment up to current explosion proof standards. This is becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East,” adds Gary, explaining that Pyroban offers a range of solutions and systems to protect generator sets or pumps, forklift trucks and other equipment used in hazardous or discretionary safety areas upstream and downstream. 

A number of new explosion proof components, many of which have tri-certification to ATEX, IECEx and NEC 505, will also be displayed on the Pyroban stand at ADIPEC, manufactured by Pyroban Group companies. The new Pyroban safety shut-off valve (SVH) will be shown, which is designed to enforce the shut-down of a diesel engine if it ingests a flammable gas, preventing engine ‘over-speed’. 

Pyroban will also be showing a range of explosion proof components from Pyropress, a Pyroban Group company. Paul Maddern, Sales Manager for Pyropress explains “We will show the Perseus pressure switch that has tri-certification and the Hermes II pressure switch, which is Exd and Exia approved. The Titan differential pressure switch, an Exd differential pressure transmitter and Exia pressure transmitter will also be shown alongside the Guardian Exia temperature and reed level switches designed for use in hazardous areas.”

Visitors can also see the Pyropress M66 marine certified explosion relief valve (ERV) which vents excess pressure in the event of a crankcase explosion and an ATEX compliant centrifugal and auxiliary spark arrestor for engines up to 1500 bhp will also be shown, representing a full range offering.

As the main feature on the stand, Pyroban will display an explosion proof diesel engine package featuring a Broadland Radiator.  The package is protected to ensure it cannot be a potential source of ignition (from hot surfaces, engine over-speed or sparks), which could otherwise lead to a potential explosion. Well service equipment such as cementing units and air compressors are usually powered by similar units. 

“This engine display not only shows the explosion proof engine kits we are renowned for, it also demonstrates our capability to supply full Zone 2 Powerpacks certified in accordance with international requirements such as ATEX, IECEx or Class 1 Div 2,” says Gary. 

At ADIPEC, the Pyroban team will be providing information about the different engine packages available for use in Zone 2 (or equivalent) hazardous areas.  For packagers, Pyroban has developed comprehensive kits for all types of electronic and mechanical engines spanning 15–3500 bhp. 

The typical Pyroban diesel engine solution includes an exhaust gas cooler and a shut-off valve to prevent engine overspeed and flame from the inlet, flame and spark arrestors, safety solutions for all electrics, a safe turbocharger and other safety critical components. An alternator, battery and radiator can also be added to the kit along with advanced control systems such as PCS 2 or 3GP.

“Our support service is unrivalled in the Middle East,” says Gary Smith. “We support the 24/7/365 nature of the oilfield with fast response engineers who can be in place quickly with all the necessary medical certificates and survival training."

Pyroban will also be promoting its consulting and training services that help oil and gas businesses effectively manage their explosion risks and help put processes in place to ensure legal compliance and continued safety.

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