Press Releases

Patol & Securiton Announcement | Securiton ASD Detectors

April 2015

Patol Securiton Resized

Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) has been added to the range of products available from Patol following the announcement that the industrial fire detection specialist has signed an agreement with Securiton to distribute the ASD 535 detector in the UK.

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Patol to Exhibit at Firex International

April 2015

5610 HeatSensor Resized

Patol, the global leader in the design and supply of specialist fire detection products for industrial applications, is returning to the Firex International exhibition , to display and demonstrate its full product range, including all its latest additions.

Exhibiting on stand C125, the company is an industry leader with considerable expertise in the provision of both fire detection products and services, specialising in linear heat detection cable (LHDC) as well as infra-red transit heat and flame sensors for monitoring material moving on conveyor belts and long-range, infrared flame detectors.  Patol also offers special fire and safety control equipment and services to industrial customers.

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Patol Invests in Indian Market with New Appointment

March 2015

Saibal Sikder Kannoth Mohanan

Saibal Sikder (left), the newly appointed Technical Sales Consultant for Patol in India, with Kannoth Mohanan, Head of Sales, Patol, India.

Fire safety and equipment specialist Patol has appointed a new employee in India as Technical Sales Consultant to work with Kannoth Mohanan, Patol’s Head of Sales for India. The country is one of the most important export markets for the UK based manufacturer of linear heat detection cable (LHDC) and conveyor infra-red transit heat and flame sensors (IRD), and the appointment reflects Patol’s ongoing commitment to serving the region.

Saibal Sikder has particular expertise and experience in power stations, one of the major applications for Patol’s LHDC and IRD’s, having most recently worked as the Chief Design Engineer (Water System Group) in India’s NTPC Ltd (formerly known as the National Thermal Power Corporation) – the organisation which operates under the Indian government’s Ministry of Power and which is responsible for the generation of electricity and allied activities.  Amongst his responsibilities during his 33 years with NTPC, Saibal evaluated tender documents, working with vendors and visiting numerous NTPC sites to help co-ordinate more than 21 prestigious projects encompassing fire detection and protection, compressed air systems and hydrogen generation.

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Patol Sensors Protect Glass Coating Lines

December 2014

Patol Glasscoat web

Patol, the global leader in the design and manufacture of specialist fire detection products for industrial applications, is now supplying 5610 Series infra-red transit heat sensors to Glasscoat International.  Glasscoat International of Dudley in the West Midlands, designs, develops, manufactures and commissions organic glass coating machinery - on which the Patol 5610 sensors are now being fitted.

Controlling the Glasscoat line

Glasscoat International designs and builds systems that are dedicated to the glass industry with expertise in high voltage electrostatic systems, providing stand-alone coating machines, turn-key finishing plant or extensive facilities to match customers’ requirements.  On the company’s glass coating machines, the glass bottles travel on a conveyor through a curtain of flames before entering the paint-coating chamber.  It is at this point that the Patol 5610 is installed, connected to the line’s automation system.  The sensor will quickly bring the whole line to a stop if abnormally high temperatures are detected.  It is ideally suited to this application as it only senses moving heat and remains uninfluenced by any stationary heat generated by the equipment in the surrounding area.  Should an incident occur, extinguishing systems can be swiftly and effectively applied to deal with the beginnings of the fire before it gains a hold.

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Firepro UK use LHDC | Making Aerosol Suppression a Versatile Solution

July 2014


FirePro UK Limited, the UK distributor for FirePro® aerosol fire suppression systems, uses digital linear heat detection cable (LHDC) supplied by Patol.

FirePro is a simple, versatile and highly effective modular aerosol fire suppression technology - an efficient and cost effective alternative to water mist or conventional gas suppression systems. Cable supplied by Patol, the global leader in the design and manufacture of specialist fire detection products for industrial applications, plays an important and integral role within FirePro systems, giving early detection at temperatures well below flame point. This enables the swift release of the condensed aerosol fire extinguishant.

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Patol Protection For ‘Significant’ Shell Gas Project In Ireland

May 2014

corrib gas terminal nearing completion high

Fire protection supplied by Patol, the designer and manufacturer of specialist fire detection products for industrial applications, has been fitted to each of eight storage tanks on behalf of Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL).

SEPIL is the operator of the Corrib gas project, which is one of the largest and most challenging engineering projects in Ireland. Discovered in 1996, the Corrib reservoir is a medium-sized gas field situated some 83km off Ireland’s northwest coast. At peak production Corrib gas has the potential to supply up to 60% of Ireland’s gas needs.

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