Date: 2013
Supply of ProTek® panels for protection of 1 off Calorimeter against 0.5 barg explosion blast load. SCS was able to meet the requirement described above by supplying lightweight and rigid non-metallic ProTek® enclosure panels that met the structural requirements from NORSOK load cases for wave slam, blast and other environmental loads that were bolted directly onto the calorimeter skid structure with any additional panel support structure provided by SCS. In addition, the enclosure protects the equipment located inside against 60 minute hydrocarbon
Products commissioned: Bespoke ProTek® composite Enclosure
Client: Union Instruments/Talisman Norge
Location: Utsira High area in the central North Sea



Customer requirement/ problem

  • Jet Fire and Blast protection required for a gas turbine calorimeter
  • Rapid delivery to suit platform availability constraints
  • Enclosures designed as a skid with single point lift capability to fit limited space
  • Minimum weight to be added to the platform – 7 tonne maximum
  • Maintenance and personnel access to equipment required
  • Penetration details and internal fixing requirements for ancillary equipment
  • Controlled temperature of calorimeter inside enclosure
  • Reduced number of connection points for rapid installation without hot work
  • NORSOK engineering requirements


ProTek® Solution

  • Large jet fire and blast protection enclosure houses entire calorimeter
  • Enclosure delivered within weeks to suit project requirements
  • Lightweight enclosure incorporates ProTek® structural composite panels and high strength stainless steel frame with single point lift
  • Skid weight of 3 tonnes and additional saving of 1.5 tonnes on platform structure
  • Lightweight door incorporated into enclosure to suit access requirements
  • 3D models developed to ensure good fit up and determine routing of services
  • Insulation properties of ProTek® panels and proprietary ventilation details used to control equipment temperature
  • Rapid installation due to single point lift and only 4 connections to the platform
  • Engineering using Finite Element Analysis techniques to verify structural performance
  • In excess of 30 load cases evaluated to meet NORSOK requirements
  • ProTek-Dek® lightweight structural composite deck panels used for non-slip floor
  • All equipment installed and commissioned at SCS premises before shipping