Black Gold 2019

USE CASE : REFINERY FIRE MONITORING

Refinery Fire Fighting Excercise with Hellenic Petroleum

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Tethered drone

3

Kilometers

8

Min set up

1

Control post

Live

Surveillance

Fire

& Rescue

USE CASE PREVIEW

For incidents in high risks environments such as refineries; safety and security teams need to be extremely well coordinated in order to react effectively. With one casualty and a fire threatening multiple refineries; Hellenic Petroleum along with the Fire Department and the National Police needed a persistent live aerial view of the entire zone .

Sensitive Area: To control the fire threatening Oil and Gas infrastructures while preserving the first aiders’ safety, emergency teams needed a live detailed picture of the situation. The quick deployment of the tethered drone allowed them to immediately identify the dangers, target the interventions point, and secure the perimeter before committing firefighters into this dangerous area.

Coordination of Multiple Actors: In such a hazardous situation, the combined intervention of the Fire brigade, Police and Rescuers requires clear communication and up to date situational awareness. Overwatch of the incident scene is key to allow accurate decision making and passage of information to all teams.

Safe Persistent Aerial View in a Complex Site: The exercise took place in a complex and sensitive industrial site with a permanent no fly zone. Hellenic drones SA obtained specific authorization to operate due to the tether preventing the risk of fly away.