The floating roof tanks used in the OMV facility in Schwechat and Lobbau are about 25 m high and have a diameter of 80-100 m. Mainly products/educts such as crude oils (Schwechat) as well as light fuel oils and gasolines (Lobbau) are stored in them. All of the compounds stored correspond to classification IIA according to EN 50014/Appendix A.
LIOS Linear Heat Detection technology, which is ATEX and EX approved, and contains a special technology for certified operation in extreme hazardous, explosive areas, is being used to provide intelligent rim seal fire detection for several floating roof tanks of the OMV refinery in Schwechat, Austria and the OMV tank farm in Lobbau, Austria.
- 6 OTS-300 EX Controllers.
- 12 km “EX-protection” sensor cable, 8 mm.
- System ATEX-certified for category I applications (zone 0).
- Controller linked to fire panel via output contacts.
The ATEX- certified system uses a special controller with an ultra-fast laser shut-down feature and a heavy duty sensor cable.