Press Releases

Patol Cable At Heart Of Fire Safety For New Solvent Recovery Facility

NOVEMBER 2013

A new solvent recovery unit at one of the world’s largest multinational pharmaceutical companies is to be protected from the threat of fire by a detection system from Patol.

Patol have been awarded the contract to manufacture, supply and commission an analogue linear heat detection cable (LHDC) fire detection system for the new unit at the Avlon site of AstraZeneca, a FTSE 100 company and the world’s fifth largest manufacturer of prescription drugs.

The contract for Patol was from the Boulting Group and is part of a 12 month project awarded to the multi-disciplined engineering solutions provider to install the new solvent recovery process at the site near Bristol, the manufacturing home of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) for two of AstraZeneca’s key medicines.

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Cable-Based Fire Protection For Heathrow 'Pods'

OCTOBER 2013

What is being described as one of the most innovative transport systems in over a century is being protected by a linear heat detection system from fire safety equipment and systems manufacturer Patol.

The award winning Heathrow ‘pods’ are driverless vehicles which transfer passengers from two remote stations located in the business car park to a station located in Terminal 5 at the world’s busiest international airport. The pods were developed by Bristol based ULTra Global PRT, in conjunction with BAA, to provide low energy, zero emission vehicles which can carry up to four passengers and their luggage along a dedicated 3.8km guideway.

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