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Emergency Showers Don't Let Harsh Climate Stop You!

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Production on offshore rigs or harsh climate demands the maximum of men and equipment. To ensure safety even under difficult circumstance, Intertec launches a range of enclosed safety showers for use in outdoor environments.

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Intertec's new emergency safety showers will operate in plants located in the most extreme environments.
Intertec's new emergency safety showers will operate in plants located in the most extreme environments.
(Source: Intertec)

The emergency safety showers (ESSs) are integrated into shelters made from advanced composite GRP materials to optimize them for durability and long life. The exterior faces of the insulated shelters are 100% GRP (glass reinforced polyester) with an advanced UV-resistant gel-coat surface. Key application areas include oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical processing plants sited in Arctic or desert regions, offshore platforms and vessels, and harsh coastal locations.

The exterior faces of the insulated shelters are 100% GRP (glass reinforced polyester) with an advanced UV-resistant gel-coat surface. Key application areas include oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical processing plants sited in Arctic or desert regions, offshore platforms and vessels, and harsh coastal locations.

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Options Available

Two main shelter options are available, with enclosed square or rectangular shaped ESS showers of 122x122 or 122x244 cm (4x4 or 4x8 feet). The square format is ideal for outfitting as an emergency shower and eyewash station that can draw tempered water from a locally available source. The larger rectangular ESS provides additional space to accommodate a water storage tank and heating facilities.

The special materials in the construction of these shelters are fabricated by Intertec and have been field-proven to offer advanced performance in the most extreme outdoor conditions.

Built to Resist

All of the shelters' panels are thickly insulated for very high energy efficiency, with 50.8 mm (two inch) thick walls, roof and doors offering insulation values of R20, and 152.4 mm (six inch) thick flooring offering an insulation value of R-30. A gel-coat exterior surface protects the shelter from UV ray degradation, and exposure to chemical and salt-laden air environmental conditions.

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The shelter wall, floor and roof panels are naturally fire resistant, and no wood is employed anywhere in the composite multi-layered construction. The resins and insulation meet the Class 1 flame spread rating of less than 20. The resin laminate is certified to the flame self-extinguishing standard UL 94 V-0.

As standard, shelters are designed and constructed to meet seismic four earthquake ratings, and when anchored will also withstand extreme wind loads of up to 200 km/h with gusts of up to three seconds.

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