Gielle Fire Protection Services for the Hydrocarbons Industry

Gielle, an ISO 9001:2000 company, is the world’s leading provider of hydrocarbons fire protection. We are the largest provider of life-safety solutions for the hydrocarbons industry worldwide. Gielle provides electronic security and fire protection solutions in over 70 countries.

Gielle is an authorised halon banking and reception facility for halon recovery and recycling activities (IMO authorised).

Fire extinguishing systems and protection equipment

Gielle manufactures a wide range of fire protection equipment, from entire fire extinguishing systems to manual fire extinguishing devices. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Argon extinguishing systems with nitrogen for wind turbines
  • Inergen®, Argonite® and Inert55 gas suppression systems
  • Fire detection and extinguishing control panels
  • Fixed water-based local application systems for engine rooms
  • Foam extinguishing systems for helidecks, tank-decks and engine rooms
  • CO2 systems for engine rooms and galley ventilation shafts
  • GL 1230 fire extinguishing systems with Novec™ 1230 for small engine rooms and special rooms
  • GL 200 fire extinguishing systems with FM-200 (HFC-227ea)
  • Fire detection systems
  • Cold Fire® wetting agent
  • Portable fire extinguishers

Fire suppression systems for hydrocarbons

Gielle can provide retrofits with its clean-agent fire suppression systems:

  • Utilise existing piping
  • One-to-one cylinder / nozzle replacement
  • Existing halon systems / existing HFC systems
  • Express service
  • Worldwide 24hr service
  • Full range of international approvals

Firefighting solutions for the hydrocarbons industry

Gielle’s solutions can detect a developing fire, arrange for rapid automatic extinguishing and consequently keep damages and interruptions to operations at a minimum.

The systems are distinguished through the presence of the authorised and tested chemical extinguishing agents, Novec™ 1230® and FM200® (HFC-227ea).

Gielle has the experience and technological knowledge to provide you with firefighting solutions designed in accordance with IMO/SOLAS regulations and many classification societies and national authorities.

Our team specialises in meeting your specifications, no matter how specific, to supply precisely the system you need.

Hydrocarbon fire extinguishing system design, installation, operation and maintenance

Gielle can provide the services (design and installation, retrofit, recharge, and maintenance) necessary to keep your system functioning properly and in compliance with all applicable hydrocarbons fire protection regulations.

And because we hold nearly every international hydrocarbons approval, we can perform the work wherever you are, whenever you need us.

Installation and service for fire protection systems

From Qatar to Venezuela, we perform whatever service is necessary, including installation, retrofit, recharge, maintenance and emergency repair.

It’s our global commitment to keep your Gielle systems functioning perfectly and in accordance with applicable hydrocarbons fire protection regulations.

Gielle, in accordance with the relevant type approval procedures of the marine equipment directive (MED), also offers the only engineering service in:

  • Capacity calculation
  • Operating instructions
  • FM-200 and Novec flow calculations

Firefighting agent for hydrocarbon fuels

Liquid foam concentrate, non-toxic and biodegradable, Cold Fire is the only patented concentrated alcohol-resistant microbial firefighting agent on the market today. Once the fire is out or the spill is covered with finished foam, the microbes begin remediating the AFFF, hydrocarbon and alcohol wastes.

Cold Fire is designed for both class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels. On Class B hydrocarbon fuels, it creates an aqueous film that effectively shuts down the fire. Cold Fire is U/L-162 listed with CE approval granted under the standard EN 1568-3.

Enclosure / room integrity testing services

The new ISO standard 14520 and NFPA 2001 include a multi-point door fan test as a means of determining the retention period.

Gielle carries out door fan tests in conformance with NFPA 2001 and ISO 14520 for engine rooms, computer rooms, tape storage, battery and UPS rooms, communications rooms, control rooms, and turbine rooms protected by FM-200, Novec 1230, Inergen, Argonite and other clean-agent systems.

Fire system approvals and certifications

Gielle Fire Systems’ products carry an impressive range of type approvals and flag administration approvals.

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