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June 05, 2018

You certainly have to let your staff check all fire safety devices every now and then, for example, to detect vandalism. But there is no need to spend time and money on regular checking of the technical functionality. Just let our Periodic Built-In Self-Test (BIST) do the job.

Every fifth minute
So many detectors, so little time. Periodic BIST verifies the safety function of all detectors from a technical perspective by performing communication tests every fifth minute. Your staff can use the time freed up to look for visual detector flaws caused by accidents and other assignments at the platform.

Uptime is everything
A production stop at an oil platform is immensely expensive, so there is no room for a fire detection system malfunction. Consilium CFD5000 fire detection system is designed for the oil and gas industry. The system is SIL 2 certified by TÜV NORD according to IEC 61508.

All detectors are powered from two sides. In the case of a cable break, there is always a way around the break to reach the detectors. No need to shut down the system.

What is more, our loop-based system works in explosive environments. That is unique for Consilium.

When safety matters
Consilium is the world-leader in fire detection systems for marine applications. We delivered our first system in 1967 and have installed more than 34,000 systems ever since. Now we are conquering the world of fire detection systems for the oil and gas market. In October 2015 we opened up an office in Norway’s “oil capital” Stavanger, and in April 2016 we received our first order for a new SIL 2-approved system.   

Talk safety with us
There are thousands of questions regarding fire safety in oil and gas facilities. But there are also thousands of answers. Talk safety with us. We are ready when you are.

May 17, 2018

The IMO regulations from 2020 are clear: The limit for SOx emissions is 0.5 percent generally and in some areas as low as 0.1 percent. Switching from diesel to LNG significantly reduces sulphur emission levels. However, with LNG you need fast and reliable detection of potential gas leakages. How do you achieve that?

Crucial system
There are many safety aspects to consider when running a vessel on LNG. No wonder when you consider that the energy density for LNG – liquefied natural gas – is approximately 600 times higher than for natural gas at atmospheric conditions. Correct placement of tanks and ducts are essential as well as shut-down functionality and crew training.

What you also need is a reliable and easy-to-use gas detection system. In the case of an LNG leakage, every second counts for staff to take the right actions and put themselves and other people on board in safety. Beyond the obvious first-priority of saving lives, gas detection is also about protecting the company brand image and reputation in the industry.

Two methods
Consilium offers two ways of detecting gas: Point and Sampling. Point detection means that detectors are placed in strategic locations, giving input to a central system. Sampling is the other way around – all detectors are placed centrally with pipes going out to all the spots where gas detection is needed.

The choice of method depends on the environment. Sampling is common in places where, for example, oil, water or vibrations make it difficult for detectors to perform and survive. LNG-driven vessels often use both point and sampling detection.

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We have been in the gas detection business since 1959. Our CGD50/500 gas detection system can be configured as a conventional point to point system where each detector is hardwired to the central unit, or as a distributed system. Modular design makes both large and small systems possible without compromising on user-friendliness. The system is based on the same platform as our fire detection system, making life easier for many operators.

Feel free to contact us for more information on gas detection or to arrange a meeting. We are always ready to talk safety with you and your colleagues.

May 03, 2018

As part of Consilium’s strategy to provide global support to its customers we are pleased to inform that Consilium Marine & Safety and the division Consilium Building Safety acquire 50 percent of LAP Sikkerhed ApS in Roskilde, Denmark. LAP Security has been Consilium’s agent and partner for sales of fire alarms in Denmark for more than 20 years.

Security wholesaler LAP-Sikkerhed ApS  supplies products and consulting services within fire safety and similar life-saving technology to hospitals, nursing homes, shopping centers and more via nationwide  installers. Through this strategic acquisition both LAP-Sikkerhed and Consilium secures the long term strategy to gain market share. The new joint company will work as a unified part of the Consilium family as of today.


//På svenska

Som en del av Consiliums strategi att erbjuda global support till sina kunder kan vi idag informera att Consilium Marine & Safety och divisionen Consilium Building Safety förvärvar 50 procent av LAP Sikkerhed ApS i Roskilde. LAP Sikkerhed har varit Consiliums agent och partner för försäljning av system för branddetektion i Danmark i mer än 20 år.

Säkerhetsgrossisten LAP-Sikkerhed ApS erbjuder produkter och rådgivning inom brandsäkerhet och liknande livräddande teknik till bl.a. sjukhus, vårdhem och köpcentrum via rikstäckande installatörer. Genom detta strategiska förvärv säkerställer både LAP-Sikkerhed och Consilium den långsiktiga strategin att ta fler marknadsandelar framöver. Det nya gemensamma företaget verkar som en enhetlig del av Consiliumfamiljen, från och med idag.

For further questions please contact/För ytterligare information, kontakta:

LAP Sikkerhed ApS
Hasse Larsen,
Administrerende direktør
Telefon +45 43 3004 42

Nicklas Bergström     
Consilium Marine & Safety Group
Telephone: +46 708 574 112

April 24, 2018

As part of Consilium’s strategy to provide global support to its customers we are pleased to inform that Consilium Marine & Safety has become majority owner in Startech Marine Services Inc. in Vancouver and will together with its present owner Mr. Nas Monavari create a new joint company, “Consilium Marine & Safety Canada”.

Startech started in 2009 and offers marine electronics, service and support to vessels in primarily Canadian west coast ports. The cooperation between the two companies started in 2010 and Startech has been working with service and support on Consilium’s products since then. The new joint company, Consilium Marine & Safety Canada, will continue with this focus and work as a unified part of the Consilium family.


For further questions please contact:

Mr. Nas Monavari
Managing Director
Startech Marine Services (to be Consilium Marine & Safety Canada)
Telephone:  +1 604 626 7317

Nicklas Bergström     
Consilium Marine & Safety Group
Telephone: +46 708 574 112

April 19, 2018

Scrubbers are becoming common in retrofit to reduce sulphur due to new regulations. With non-contact emission monitoring from Consilium, you get the data needed to prove compliance to the administration.

Non-contact technology
Reducing ship emissions is a top priority for IMO (International Maritime Organization). In environmental control areas, ships must use fuel with less than 0.1 per cent sulphur content, and from 2020 there will be a worldwide limit of 0.5 per cent sulphur in fuel. Scrubbers help reduce emissions, but which technology should you go for when it comes to monitoring?

Consilium uses a non-contact technology for emission monitoring of sulphur, carbon dioxide and many other relevant gases. No contact with the exhaust gases makes the system perfect in the harsh environment after the scrubber. The technology is certified according to DNV (Det Norske Veritas), and the system is called Consilium OPSIS M800.

High uptime
Consilium OPSIS M800 is based on a cross stack monitoring that detects and counts all the emission molecules passing by the beam of light through the stack. No sampling of gas is required, and the measurement is done instantly. What is more, there is no risk of clogging or contamination. Our statistics show an average uptime of close to 100 per cent for this emission monitoring system. A fantastic figure considering the extremely tough environment where it is placed.

Non-contact technology and no sampling also contribute to easy installation, low energy consumption and minimal maintenance. The result is a low lifetime cost. The staff on the ship are able to change the xenon light in the emitter. Should you need more help than that, Consilium is represented in more than 55 countries including all the major ports in the world.  

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In our next newsletter, we will go into the details of ships run by LNG – another way to reduce sulphur and other emissions. The emissions are so low that you do not need a monitoring system, but what you do need is a system for reliable detection of LNG leakages before they cause significant trouble. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions on emission monitoring from Consilium or to arrange a meeting. 

April 10, 2018

In fire detection systems for explosive environments, the detectors are usually powered from only one direction. If something goes wrong along the line, the detectors after the break will not work. Consilium uses a loop-based system to avoid this situation and protect human lives as well as valuable assets.

Always a way around
You know that typical movie scene: Someone is being chased down a dark dead end with no way out and hope is the only saviour. Well, the same goes for fire detection systems in explosive environments with only one powered line from the barrier to the detectors. Consilium powers the detectors from two sides. In the case of a cable break, all detectors are still operational. You maintain a high level of safety while the cable is repaired. 

Sets a new standard
The fire detection system from Consilium is developed to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry. You can fit up to 60 units (e.g. detectors and manual call points) per loop or branch with a cable length of up to 2,000 metres. Less need of barriers and reduced complexity are some of the benefits. Cable layering is also simplified by adding one branch to another. You can connect branches to each other to form a loop.

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There are thousands of questions regarding fire safety in oil and gas facilities. But there are also thousands of answers. Talk safety with us. We are ready when you are. Welcome.

March 22, 2018

IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulations from 2020 stipulate a worldwide limit for SOx emissions of 0.5 per cent. Installing scrubbers or switching to LNG are two ways of reducing sulphur. In both cases, Consilium has the equipment you need to secure operations.

Global coverage
Climate change and health-related issues are transforming emission rules at sea. A report from CEEH (Centre for Energy, Environment and Health) shows that air pollution from international shipping causes approximately 50,000 premature deaths in Europe.

Today, ships are allowed to use fuels with sulphur content of up to 3.5 per cent. Since 2015, however, ships sailing in sulphur emission control areas have to use fuel with less than 0.1 per cent sulphur. Examples of emission control areas are the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and most of the US and Canadian coast.   

The general 0.5 per cent sulphur standard from the IMO is expected to save 40,000 lives yearly on a global basis when implemented in 2020. In 2016, IMO also sharpened its regulations to cut down NOx emissions on new ships by up to 80 per cent compared to levels in year 2000.

Technical solutions
Low sulphur fuel oil is 2-4 times more expensive than standard fuel, making scrubbers an attractive alternative for reducing emission levels on existing ships. With a Continuous Emission Monitoring System from Consilium, CEMS, you can prove compliance to the administration.

Another option, for practical reasons mainly for new ships, is switching from diesel to LNG. As LNG has virtually no sulphur content, that problem is gone, but you need to make sure that the system is not leaking. Consilium has been in the gas detection business since 1959 and can provide you with proven and backward compatible technology. 

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In our next newsletters, we will go into the details of CEMS and LNG gas detection. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to arrange a meeting. We are always ready to get ready for the future.

March 09, 2018

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February 13, 2018

Every oil and gas facility is unique. The choice of fire safety level depends on operational and legislative demands as well as investments already made (retrofit projects). With Consilium, you can go for SIL 2 everywhere or, for example, combine NON-SIL and SIL 2 in the same system.

Meeting your needs
How quickly can your fire detection system contribute to breaking an escalating fire? What are the gains in uptime if you can reduce the amount of false alarms? The risk analysis is the number one priority for us when putting together a proposal for you.

The modular design of our CFD5000 fire detection system allows us to create a customized solution, with different safety levels for your preferences. You can implement the system step-by-step and are not forced to replace all your existing systems.

CFD5000 is SIL 2 certified by TÜV NORD according to IEC 61508.

Every detail counts
Excellent products are fundamental for excellent fire safety. We offer detectors for non-explosive and explosive environments. All detectors are addressable and have built in short circuit isolators. You can find out exactly which detector triggered the alarm, reducing risk and saving time. The system’s Built-In Self-Test (BIST) continuously monitor important product functionality. Essential for fire detection systems that are supposed to meet SIL 2 requirements.

Talk safety with us
There are thousands of questions regarding fire safety in oil and gas facilities. But there are also thousands of answers. Talk safety with us - we are ready when you are. 

January 24, 2018

Is it necessary with one detector type for each smoke and heat category in the Oil & Gas sector? Some years ago we decided to challenge the ordinary. The result is the UNI-detector – the world’s first detector you can program for different fire detection tasks. Time and time again.  

One is enough
Platform-based thinking is nothing new. Just take a look at the automotive industry, where one frame can form the basis for many types of cars. The UNI-detector is inspired by this way of thinking. The hardware stays the same, but the software is interchangeable.

Having a programmable detector gives you many benefits. You don’t need to spend time on finding one detector for each task. You can reduce stocking of spare parts to a minimum. And you speed up the installation time as all detectors are identical. 

Just program the UNI-detector to detect what you want it to. That’s all.  

Works all the way
The flexible design of the UNI-detector is part of Consilium’s approach to developing flexible systems. Our Consilium Common Platform (CCP) is modular-based, giving you the freedom to build a fire detection system for any oil and gas facility. You can design a system with different safety levels (up to SIL 2) and implement it in steps. The UNI-detector is available for non-explosive and explosive environments.

Talk safety with us
There are thousands of questions regarding fire safety in oil and gas facilities. But there are also thousands of answers. Talk safety with us - we are ready when you are.