GIL Automations has recently concluded complete earthing system upgrade for a major petroleum products tank farm at Seme Krake, Benin Republic. The project involved the design review, installation and testing of the underground network of conductors and earth pits to ensure the safety of equipment and personnel from electrical leakages, surges and lightning strikes.
The successful completion of this project highlights the ability of GIL Automations to undertake complex electrical design, installation and service contracts supporting the Oil and Gas industry as well as other clients in FMCG and manufacturing industries within Nigeria and around West Africa. It also highlights GIL’s project management competence as several stakeholders and contractors had to be carefully managed during the peak period for successful simultaneous operations.
The project involved:
- Electrical Design Review and Verification
- Terminal ground grid system deployment across underground trenches
- Preparation and installation of earth pits and inspection pits
- Testing of the installed network to achieve a maximum resistance as per design objectives.
The complete commissioning brought to the fore GIL Automation’s capability with respect to the use of state-of-the-art electrical testing equipment to ensure reliable and independently verifiable results in line with design expectations.
The entire project activities conformed to relevant local and international standards including IEEE Std 80-2000, IEEE Standard 142 and IEC 60364. Essential health and safety standards were also strictly followed, resulting in zero lost time injuries.
GIL Automations has an experienced team of engineers and technicians that can handle the installation, testing and commissioning of different electrical and instrumentation equipment in various locations including hazardous and offshore areas.
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