West Caldwell, NJ, July 12, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Elemental Innovation, Inc, a leading engineering firm, announces an addition to it's line of HALO® Port Security Barriers for LNG facility protection.
LNG, or Liquefied Natural Gas, is natural gas which has been liquefied by reducing its temperature to minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit at atmospheric pressure. Liquefied gas is much more compact, occupying 1/600 of its gaseous volume.
Federal regulations require operators of LNG facilities to prepare written procedures in coordination with local law enforcement on:
• Inspections and patrols
• Control of access to facilities
• Identification of persons entering sites
• Actions to take in the event of an actual or attempted security breach
LNG facilities are required to have security lighting and monitoring capability, alternative power, and enclosures around critical facility elements. The International Maritime Organization and the U.S. Coast Guard also require all LNG vessels to have specific security plans in place.
The HALO Port Security Barrier is Elemental Innovation's answer for LNG facility security. The eco-friendly, tunable HALO Port Security Barriers protects LNG facilities from a terrorist act such as a boat strike, or covert underwater incursion by divers. By forming an impenatrable security fence, HALO Port Security Barriers make certain that intruders cannot enter protected areas.
For added protection, HALO Port Security Barriers can be configured with a multitude of technologies including, reinforced steel cables, light sensors, motion sensors, warning signs, surface detection units, antiintrusion instruments, swimmer detection devices and automated capture nets both on the surface and underwater.
HALO Port Security Barriers are designed to facilitate Homeland Security initiatives of the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and US Army, and groups such as the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide protection for LNG facilities, harbors, ports, military bases, dams, power plants, bridges, nuclear reactors, and vessels.
Typical scenario of a HALO Port Security Barriers for an LNG facility
An LNG liner will enter the facility through an open HALO Security gate which will be submerged deep below the water surface. Once the ship passes through, into the main off loading area, the security gate will be triggered to rise in the water, essentially sealing off any opening between the vessel and the surrounding waters.
The HALO Port Security Barrier will be set deep into the water channel, and will be anchored into the sea floor. At the bottom of the unit, Honeywell Spectra® netting will create a barrier that will prevent covert ingress by divers. The Spectra netting, which is 10X stronger than steel, will completely enclose the entire HALO structure while the ship is docked. Once off loading is complete, and the ship is safe to depart, another HALO Security Gate will open in front of the ship, where it can safely leave the facility.
For more information,please visit http://www.elementalinnovation.com