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Kentec Electronics supports Middle East oil & gas company on fire safety

Fire Safety

More than 40, 4- and 16-loop Taktis fire detection panels, manufactured by leading life safety systems manufacturer, Kentec Electronics, are helping a Middle Eastern oil and gas company to protect critical national infrastructure in the region

Khayber Fire and Security Systems WLL, a turnkey contractor of fire and security systems based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is responsible for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the project’s fire protection, fire and gas detection systems.

Khayber is a Kentec Installation Partner (KIP), and therefore benefits from additional training and resources that support installations to realise the full potential that the highly-advanced Taktis panel offers.

The ongoing installation project features 41 panels, of which 32 are a part of one ring network. In the next stage of the project, Khayber is working with Kentec to utilise Vizulinx, a fire alarm management solution that facilitates the integration of the Taktis system with the plant DCS via Modbus signals. This enables site managers to monitor and control fire detection systems remotely, in real time through the DCS graphic.

The Taktis 16L provides up to 144 zone indications, supports more than 2,000 detection devices and can network up to 127 panels, making it well suited for the very largest sites. Furthermore, its scalable nature provides the highest level of future-proofing and networking possibilities.   

The Khayber Fire and Security Systems WLL Team working on the project confirmed the company has completed numerous projects in the region utilising Kentec panels, in all cases with their clients fully satisfied.

“This project is vast in scale and critical in its protection of nationally vital assets and infrastructure. While the project did not originally specify Taktis, we were able to convince stakeholders that the 4- and 16-loop Taktis panel has the required capabilities and scale to be the right system for the project,” said Kevin Swann, managing director of Kentec. 

“With more than 60 buildings, linked to several thousand devices, the fire protection system is one of the world’s largest and most complex. Our thanks go to the team at Khayber for their detailed understanding of the Taktis system’s features and benefits, and dedication to such an important installation.”