standard-title ProTek® Fire & Blast Enclosure

ProTek® Fire & Blast Enclosure

ProTek® Fire & Blast Enclosures

ProTek® Enclosures are certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and are commonly used on offshore platforms and onshore petrochemical facilities where weight and space is always a constraint.

ProTek® Enclosures are manufactured using non-metallic lightweight composite products bolted to a secondary steel structure. They are designed and engineered to fit around critical equipment found in the oil and gas industry such as:

ESDV (Emergency Shut-Down Valve)


Riser Hang-offs

A detailed survey ensures any nearby equipment or structure is accommodated which Solent Composite Systems use to deliver an engineered lightweight enclosure system that is rapid to assemble, permits inspection and maintenance access and avoids the use of hazardous materials or hot work during the installation. As it relies on mechanical fixings, no special skill or equipment are required.

The hinged access inspection panel is designed to permit viewing of equipment gauges, switches and indicators.

Open hinged access inspection panel is designed to permit viewing of equipment gauges, switches and indicators.

Blast shielded grills promote natural ventilation of the enclosure and provide suitable locations for use of gas detection devices.

Tubes and cables are routed to equipment inside the enclosure through fire resistant openings on panel split lines. This allows the enclosure to be dismantled without the need to disconnect the equipment.

Standard fire and blast resistant pipe penetration seals are used for pipes that move due to vibration or thermal expansion.

Industry Leading

Being virtually inert, there is zero corrosion risk and outstanding weather resistance, thus offering a maintenance free life for at least 30 years. In addition ProTek® does not contribute to water or air pollution Fire and blast performance is certified by Lloyds and DNV and will withstand a two hour jet fire test at 0.3 kg /sec gas release, and blast tests up to 1.5 barg.

ProTek® Enclosure product performance:

  • Fire Protection up to 2.5 hours Hydrocarbon (H-Class), Jet fire (J-Class) or Pool fire and Cellulosic (A-Class) fires - all fully certified by third parties, who have witnessed full scale tests.  These tests achieve heat flux up to 350 kW / square metre.

  • Blast Protection up to 1.5barg over pressure, plus suction loads – fully third party certified.  

  • Jet Fire after Blast - Tested to 1.3 barg followed by full scale jet fire.

  • Thermal Insulation - keeps equipment temperatures below 45ºC whilst jet fire outside is more than 1200ºC.  NO additional thermal insulation is required as it is incorporated into the ProTek® structure.

  • Sound Attenuation – up to 38DB noise reduction (fully satisfies NORSOK R-004 sub sections 6, 7 and 8)

  • Weather resistance - worldwide environmental conditions offshore onshore and subsea -50 to +50ºC continuous use and high wind and snow loads and ultraviolet and chemical resistance. High temperature products for internal areas and modules can accommodate up to 120ºC service temperature

  • Zero pollution risk to water, air or personnel

  • Operations experience is very good permitting fast and easy installation and maintenance access to equipment using doors, lift off hatches etc. - means lower risk and lower cost.

  • Installation requires no hot work as it relies on mechanical fixings requiring no special skill or equipment and can be carried out by incumbent local site installation crews.  

  • No maintenance whatever is required using ProTek® products – we have examples that have been installed for 29 years with no problems of any kind and the product has a design life for this application of at least 30 years.

  • Products are lightweight minimising structural support requirements, facilitating rapid installation and ensuring low HSE risk during operations

  • Zero claims in over 29 years in Oil and Gas installations worldwide