Hotwork habitats (ATEX certified)
We have used habitats to facilitate “hot works” successfully in the upstream and downstream Oil & Gas industry for many years. They come up with a flexible and modular system that provides confinement & pressurisation, while allowing naked flame and other hot work (such as welding, cutting, sandblasting, TSA) to be carried out without the need for a production shutdown (allowing operation in ATEX Zones 1 & 2).
The main applications for habitats can be summarised as follows:
- Installation and tie-in of new pipe work for brownfield developments and campaigns
- Installation of new structural supports and skids for platform/plant upgrades
- Repair of critical plant & equipment, cable splicing and housing non-EX equipment
- Repair of process vessels where internal entry is required.