PFEER, Smoke & Gas Ingress, TR, TSR Integrity Testing

Regulation 13 of the Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire, Explosion and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995 places a duty on installation operators and owners in respect of the construction, suitability and maintenance of certain plant on the installation provided for the purposes of PFEER.

PFEER defines goals for the preventive and protective measures necessary for managing fire and explosion hazards, and for emergency response.  These goals allow dutyholders the flexibility to develop detailed arrangements for each stage of an installation’s life cycle.

The Temporary Refuge (TR) forms a key component of safety for an Oil and Gas installation or vessel.  The safety case for an installation will base part of its risk profile on the likely impairment of the TR.  As a crucial part of the safety case and risk analysis the TR should be subjected to performance standards and require regular verification by an independent and competent person.

Common contributing factors to the impairment of the TR are the penetrations through the TR such as HVAC, Cable and pipework and boundary doors, even the deterioration of the fabric of the TR.

Testing should be carried out at regular intervals (annually) to verify the integrity of the TR is being maintained.

How can Callenberg Technology Group help you

Specialists within Callenberg Technology Group have extensive experience in the evaluation and testing of the porosity of TR’s against the infiltration of smoke, fume and noxious gas.  We will conduct the required testing to meet the relevant regulations and each test is adapted to suit individual situations;

  • Definition of TR Boundary
  • Pretest surveys
  • Testing and Verification
  • Investigation of leakage paths
  • Thermal imaging
  • Smoke testing
  • Repairs to or replacement of modular doors
  • Repair to or upgrades of HVAC systems / components
  • Fabric maintenance or repairs