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In three quarters of petrochemical firms, safety is not up to standard. This is the conclusion from the sum of inspection reports over 2015 and 2016. Common issues are fire safety systems not working properly, hazardous substances not being safely stored and emergency plans (e.g. evacuation plans) being absent or out of date. Companies often do know what needs to be done, but the dynamics of business operations plays a crucial role.

Human factors are an unpredictable risk, despite the fact that the industry is constantly working to make people aware of the hazards, risks and associated measures. The business dynamics in the sector (petro) chemicals have a crucial role. An automatic fire detection and fire extinguishing system reduces the risk of a serious incident. We offer organisational and technical solutions for your issues. We make sure the fire detection and fire extinguishing system is operational and reliable, as well as clarifying the costs for you – not just of purchase but also of preventive and corrective maintenance.

Our approach to fire protection

Effective fire protection requires the right balance between your equipment and systems, your onsite capability, and the potential risks a fire can cause. At Knowsley SK, we employ a structured approach to help you find the very best solution to your fire protection needs.

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Site survey

Assess hazards, layout, processes & products

Our first step is to conduct a site survey, to assess the onsite hazards and the site layout, detail processes and evaluate stored products. Every site has a unique set of challenges which must be determined so that we can recommend the best solution. Our site survey will produce a detailed report with recommendations for improvements and may include a base outline of costs so that a scope of work can be agreed.

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Quotation & design

Initial design and costs

When a clear scope of work has been defined, we then begin with the initial pre-bid design works. This helps with the preparation of an initial cost estimate (quotation), which is then submitted to you. This typically leads to a technical evaluation phase, so we can give site disciplines or approved 3rd party organisations the opportunity to comment on the plans and suggest possible changes. Once all details are agreed, a final quotation is submitted, and the contract documents can be signed.

Project management

Smooth execution & maintenance

We assign you a dedicated Project Manager to act as a single point contract for all commercial and technical matters, helping to ensure a smooth execution process at all times. After the contract documents are signed, a full, detailed design and co-ordination with certifying authorities will be finalised. When any of our projects are completed, we will recommend a term maintenance agreement that includes all necessary testing. This helps us ensure your critical systems are always in optimum condition and provides you with absolute peace of mind.

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