Cabin

Ireland-based engineered solutions provider Suretank has delivered its advanced engineered cabin for the offshore market, which can be used as a control module.

The new complex A60 engineered cabin, which will be installed on an oil rig in a hazardous location, has the capacity to accommodate up to six operators at a time.

The operators can sit in front of the control equipment and use special safety-rated windows to view the ongoing activity on the rig in front of them.

Suretank Group research and development manager Donal Duggan said: "The unit is an intricate piece of engineering due to the multiple alarms and interlocks installed.

"A control panel monitors every parameter within the unit and will activate a shutdown of the electrical system in the event of any alarm condition.

"The operators’ safety has been absolutely paramount in the design. If the safety level is threatened, the unit will react accordingly."

"The operators’ safety has been absolutely paramount in the design. If the safety level is threatened, the unit will react accordingly."

Suretank has configured the design of the new cabin so that it will comply with the relevant codes, including DNV 2.7-1 and DNV 2.7-2 and suit the customer’s specific requirements.

The A60 engineered cabins are employed as offshore accommodation units, laboratories, workshops, gymnasiums and other uses.

Offered in 6m, 9m or any other required size, the cabins feature A60-rated insulation, doors and windows, A60-rated fire damper system.

Other systems include fire detection, ventilation, manual alarm, general alarm and public address system, emergency lighting, sockets, and air-conditioning.

Suretank manufactures tanks and cargo-carrying units and also provides a range of A60 offshore workspace and accommodation modules for the offshore oil and gas industry.


Image: The A60 cabin can be installed on an oil rig in a hazardous location. Photo: courtesy of Suretank.