Designing an effective fire detection system for fuel storage tanks poses particular challenges.
Fuel storage tanks are located in hazardous areas, can be exposed to harsh weather, and often incorporate a ‘floating roof’ which means there is the added complication of a moving structure.
Signaline linear heat detection is an excellent method of protecting fuel tanks from fire and we are keen to meet any challenge faced by our customers.
Where a ‘floating roof’ is part of the design, Signaline’s Retractable Cable is required to connect the Signaline system to the top of the moving tank.
The Retractable Cable extends and retracts as the floating roof moves up and down ensuring that system integrity is maintained.
Normally, Signaline Retractable Cable is supplied with 3 metre flying tails for termination. But on a recent project in Saudi Arabia our customer required unusually long tails for the cable at both ends of the installation.
We were able to supply them with Retractable Cable which included 5 metre tails top and bottom – a bespoke solution which is not readily available on the market.
The Retractable Cable also comes with a Hytrel coating – a thermoplastic material which combines flexibility and excellent durable toughness to ensure that the cable will not be affected by UV light and hazardous gases.
If you are interested in how we can adapt retractable cable to suit your project requirements, please contact email@example.com.