The World’s First ATEX & IECEx Certified Portable Electric Heater
Habitats provide engineered protection to workers which control environments to achieve safe working conditions in explosive atmospheres and enable critical maintenance work on an oil or gas facility – this supports composite repairs and pipe wrapping to be carried out.
Today, aging asset infrastructure requires expensive maintenance, repair and asset life-extension programs which in turn requires compliant, efficient and cost-effective maintenance products to enable safe infrastructure repairs.
The safe space heating and air warming of habitats in explosive atmospheres using electric heaters improves worker comfort and productivity while accelerating the curing processes in onshore and offshore low temperature conditions.
The Bulldog Heater is now currently being used on assets owned and operated by some of the largest international O&G companies including BP, Shell, Apache and Total.
Following extensive North Sea trials and scrutiny by ATEX Compliance Inspectors the Bulldog Heater has been adopted by several oil and gas E&P companies and their fabric maintenance contractors due to reduced weight and compact design – the advanced portability assists mobility for ladder, scaffold and tower working reducing incident or accident risks.
The Bulldog Heater manufactured by EXHEAT and UK Distributed by Thorne & Derrick provides portable but powerful heating to warm-up the workspace and with ATEX & IECEx Certifications protects personnel working in hazardous areas where the potential presence of flammable hydrocarbon gases poses serious potential risk of explosion.
Consequently, Bulldog has received Offshore Inspection Release Notices for several projects and is now accepted as the industry standard temporary and portable electric heater for hazardous areas in the oil and gas sector.
By Thorne & Derrick International