Press Releases

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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Patol's Transit Heat Sensor Receives Atex Certification

April 2014

5610 heat sensor white

The 5610 infra-red transit heat sensor from Patol has been awarded ATEX and IECEx certification for use in hazardous areas with the potential for dust explosion. It is housed within an explosion-proof Exd enclosure inside which any internal explosion or electrical problem would remain restricted in order to prevent propagation to any potentially explosive atmosphere outside.

The sensor is part of the 5000 Series from Patol, suppliers of a wide range of safety-related equipment and systems based in Reading, Berkshire.

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Patol Launches New Fire Safety Website

March 2014


Patol Limited, the UK manufacturer of industrial fire alarm and heat detection products, has launched a new website ( to illustrate its capabilities in fire detection solutions. Clean and modern-looking, the new site is informative, comprehensive and simple to use and navigate. It is fully responsive with a customised user interface across a range of platforms and devices.

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Patol Fire Detection For Colombian Coal Conveying

February 2014

coal plant

An automatic fire detection system from Patol has been selected to protect the main conveyer belt which handles 75% of the mining production volume at one of the world’s largest thermal coal producers.

Patol is supplying the detector from its Series 5000 air purged range, specifically developed to provide early warning of fire in conveyors and transport systems through infra-red monitoring technology, importantly before a flame condition is reached. It is being installed on the coal belt conveyor BC-201 for Carbones del Cerrejόn Limited at their integrated mining and transport complex in La Guajira, northern Colombia. With Colombia being the fourth largest exporter of coal in the world and Cerrejόn Columbia’s largest privately operated exporter, the system will prove invaluable in ensuring optimum safety for the mine and its workforce.

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Patol Helps Protect UK’s Nuclear Power



The expertise of fire detection solutions provider Patol in the manufacture of linear heat detection cable (LHDC) systems has been recognised in a project to help protect the Hinkley Point B Nuclear Power Station.

Placed by site licensee and operator, EDF Energy - one of the largest suppliers of energy to homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom - the order was for the supply, installation and commissioning of the LHDC fire detection system. The system is now installed to protect cable flats and risers in the power station.

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