The existing Fire & Gas System at ConocoPhillips Darwin LNG Plant has considerations with operational reliability, visibility and maintainability. I&E Systems are contracted as the Integration Engineer to facilitate the upgrade to the F&G system which will be undertaken in two phases over a period of approximately 18 months.
Phase 1 scope included replacing the existing Fire & Gas Systems with Honeywell Safety Manager and XLS3000A systems. Existing process devices were migrated to the Safety Managers and the building devices to the XLS3000A addressable panels. The new F&G Systems were integrated with the existing Experion infrastructure, thus improving the operability and visibility of the F&G System. Phase 1 was successfully completed in 2017.
Phase 2 will implement additional fire and gas detection coverage and executive actions to bring the plant protection up to current industry best practice. Phase 2 has now commenced and is expected to be completed in 2018.
Photograph Credit: ConocoPhillips Australia