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Oil & Gas Offshore

Elmac has provided the world’s offshore oil & gas industry with a comprehensive range of products that offer best-in-class pressure relief and explosion protection that deliver the highest levels of regulatory compliance in these extremely hazardous environments.

The protection of people, assets and the environment are operational pre-requisites as an ignition of VOCs leading to a potentially catastrophic explosion is an ever-present danger in this specialised industry sector. Simple but effective explosion protection devices are needed when working in these environments and operational requirements demand cost-effective solutions that deliver absolute reliability and simplified maintenance regimes.

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Oil & Gas Offshore
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HEDS™ Unstable Detonation Arrester

This stand-by/duty arrangement is intended to minimise downtime and keep the process systems running whilst maintenance is carried out.

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In-line Deflagration Arresters

Offers protection against atmospheric explosions entering the process whilst allowing easy access for routine inspection and maintenance.

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In-line Deflagration Arresters

Fitted to engine inlets and exhaust systems to prevent from upstream and downstream ignition sources.

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End-of-line Deflagration Arresters

Offers protection against atmospheric explosions entering the process.

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Pressure/Vacuum Relief Valves

With piped away orientation the vapours can be vented to a safe area.

The Elmac Solution
Expertise
Technology
Compliance

The Elmac Solution

Our innovatively engineered range of flame arresters can be tailored to meet the specific and extremely demanding performance criteria required in an offshore environment. We promise to provide our customers with an unrivalled level of pre and post-installation support and our documentation service is second-to-none. In addition to providing the required levels of protection, the use of our products will deliver lower operating costs derived from enhanced performance yielding reduced clogging, downtime & maintenance.

Expertise

Our highly qualified team of technical experts work closely with our global customers who include the oil majors, management contractors and production/oil service companies. For over 50 years, and with expertise gained in the challenging North Sea environment, we have helped determine their application-specific explosion protection and venting requirements utilising sophisticated Computational Fluid Dynamics to design bespoke solutions that can be verified using our state-of-the-art in-house test facilities.

Technology

Elmac’s flame arresters incorporate our industry-leading E-Flow™ technology that delivers higher rates of flow, lower pressure drop and reduced fouling characteristics. Our extensive range of unstable detonation arresters incorporates the patent-protected HEDS™ technology and offers protection in all explosion scenarios with no installation limitations. The patented protected lightweight ERB range of flame arresters facilitate the most cost effective solution for locations difficult to access. Our range of high performance pressure and vacuum relief valves offer a unique PTFE sealing system designed to reduce product losses and maintenance with a best-in-class <1SCFH at 90% of set pressure.

Compliance

Elmac’s products comply with all relevant industry standards including ATEX & ISO 16852 (Flame Arresters) and API2000/ISO28300 & NFPA30 (Venting & Storage of Combustible Vapours & Liquids). They are routinely used in situations that may be subject to BLEVE (engulfment by fire) incidents. In addition, Elmac is accredited to the following international standards: ISO 9001 (Total Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety).

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