Oil and Gas


Is your storage tank protected?

Protecting tank terminals, refineries, and storage depots with a first line of attack rim seal fire protection system

DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR FLOATING ROOF TANKS


The CFI rim seal fire protection system protects internal and external rim seal areas in live storage tanks, not requiring hot work and no need to take tanks out of service.

COMBINED DETECTION & EXTINGUISHMENT


No need for a separate detection system, the CFI system comprises a fast-acting thermosensitive glass bulb sprayer and detector which detects incipient fires in seconds and discharges the extinguishing media automatically with no human involvement. This system has proven to be much more robust than standard linear heat detection systems.

MITIGATES RISK


Unlike conventional systems, the CFI system automatically detects and extinguishes fires in floating roof tanks within seconds thus eliminating risks and saving owners hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Why Protect Against Rim-Seal Fires?


Floating roof tank fires are one of the most dangerous hazards for crude oil and petrochemical storage farms. In several cases, these incidents have escalated into major disasters when intense heat from a fire has caused loss of stability in the tank shell, causing the roof to sink under the tank contents and resulting in a full surface tank fire. Industry articles suggest that 33% of fires in open floating roof tanks start in the seal area between the floating roof and the tank wall. Lightning strikes are seen as the frequent source for such fires in refineries and storage tank terminals, but any circumstances where vapours leak through the circumferential seal or create an explosive mixture in the space above the liquid can result in static electricity or another source of ignition that starts a fire.

Tank Terminals

Rim seal fire protection systems are excellent solutions for oil companies to help them eliminate risks of rim seal fires or full surface storage tank fires. By addressing these risks early and efficiently without the need for human intervention, threats can be significantly reduced, and fires brought under control in a matter of seconds.

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Case Studies


Massive fire engulfs Indonesia's biggest oil refinery in West Java

Massive fire engulfs Indonesia's biggest oil refinery in Wes...

Fire in Indonesia's biggest oil refinery shuts down operations, injures 5 people and forces almost a thousand nearby residents to evacuate Read More

Posted on Apr 18,2021
Rim seal fire in Iraq takes 6 hours to extinguish

Rim seal fire in Iraq takes 6 hours to extinguish

Another recent example on the importance of first line of attack systems such as CFI to protect against rim seal fires. Read More

Posted on Nov 13,2020
Three reasons why you should install a first line of attack system on floating roof storage tanks at or near airports and runways

Three reasons why you should install a first line of attack ...

In today’s world, the last thing that airports need is another disruption to their operations Read More

Posted on Oct 18,2020
CFI vs Conventional Systems

CFI vs Conventional Systems

In a fire, every second matters. Read More

Posted on Oct 15,2020
December 2018 Rim-Seal Fire in Egypt

December 2018 Rim-Seal Fire in Egypt

Rim seal fire under the rolling ladder proves difficult to extinguish Read More

Posted on Oct 15,2020
May 2020: Storage Tank Rim-seal Fire in Malaysia

May 2020: Storage Tank Rim-seal Fire in Malaysia

About a third of storage fires are caused by lightning strikes Read More

Posted on Oct 15,2020

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