Petrofac, a leading service provider to the oil & gas industry, awarded a contract to Bertin Technologies to supply, install and commission a pioneering gas leak tracking system at the Saudi Aramco-owned Jazan refinery.
The Second Sight solution has been selected by Saudi Aramco and Petrofac because it offers several benefits that complement conventional gas detection methods. It provides, in real time, a complete scene visualization. In the case of alarm activation, it localizes the leakage source and direction of the explosive gas cloud in the vicinity, a statement said.
"Bertin Technologies has been supplying chemical and biological detection systems for more than 15 years in France and worldwide, for defence and homeland security," said Philippe Demigne, Bertin Technologies' president.
"Our Second Sight(R) technology already has a proven track record in the monitoring and visualization of hazardous gas clouds for safety purposes. This solution has been used during large events including the Football World Cup 2014, or in monitoring public buildings, from USA to South Korea.
“While setting an advanced level in Chemical and Oil & Gas safety standards, Bertin Technologies has demonstrated once again its agility in combining multiple fields of expertise in order to develop dedicated systems for demanding safety requirements,” he added.