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Another Ziztel networked PAGA package destined for the Middle East. The system features our unique Primary / Secondary network architecture which ensures secure site wide voice and alarm availability.
Client witness FAT for the Fire Station PAGA sector rack, part of a larger package designed to deliver vital site wide emergency speech and alarm tone broadcasts. The system is based on a distributed processing and employs the Ziztel PAWS-01-2-1125-R Class G integrated PAGA amplifier outstation.
Ziztel's Daniel Hickling photographed with a 'PAWS' based PAGA rack awaiting witness FAT. This rack is one of twenty two sector racks designed to provide secure voice and alarm coverage over a large land based LNG complex.
The system employs the PAWS-01-2-1125-R which features primary and secondary networking to enable secure use in life safety critical applications.
The AH23-60079 acoustic booth is specifically designed for use in hazardous areas enabling effective communications in high ambient noise locations. Ziztel were contracted to deliver a large number of units pre wired with ATEX / IECEx explosion proof sounder, beacon and telephone.
Ziztel Networked PAGA system provides secure life safety critical speech and alarm broadcast to prestigious Middle East land based site. Utilising the renowned 350A Class G amplifier the multi channel package enables broadcasts to be targeted to individual areas of the site under control of operator touch screen access units.
Another Ziztel emergency intercom system destined for the Middle East offshore industry. The ET001-EX-MC guarantees continued two-way communications when all other services are lost. The package is not dependent on external resources for operation, each station is self-contained incorporating battery, charger, exchange, amplification and supervisory. No safe area is required, the entire system is IECEx and ATEX certified for Zone 1 execution.
Image below shows a part of the system which is being staged for witness FAT.
The latest in a long line of deliveries to offshore South East Asia, this time to Vietnamese waters. The system incorporates Fire and Gas alarm tone / stored messages, Emergency and Routine operational live speech broadcast facilities as well as low priority back-ground music. The system employs a highly secure N + 1 architecture which also incorporates dual mains supplies with seamless automatic transfer.
Ziztel release an updated version of the acclaimed ZMR120 feedback suppressor which is extensively used on Petro chemical and Marine installations world-wide to guarantee intelligible voice paging from radio and telephone handsets. The new version incorporates an integral Ethernet switch power supply, larger field cable terminals (to further ease installation) and universal DIN rail rack / Bulk-head mount capability. Configuration switches allow the engineer to quickly select from a range of firmware operating modes – see DS-016 for more information
Zizcam engineering team deliver exciting new innovative IECEx and ATEX certified cost effective CCTV camera products which set new standards for technical excellence. Included in the range is Zizcam’s ground breaking ZCAM4-5 IP high definition PTZ camera with direct drive motor technology.
Zizcam CCTV division ongoing expansion is supported by a key addition to the manufacturing team. We welcome Parlaad Singh who will be responsible for the build of Zizcam’s ground breaking miniature ATEX / IECEx ZCAM4-5 IP HD PTZ camera. This unique world class product incorporates high torque direct drive motors for both fast and slow movement enabling super fast pan / tilt yet able to reliably lock its position coupled with extremely slow speed to accurately track a target at great distance.
James Edwards – Ziztel design department – welcomes Paul Wilkinson to our engineering team. Paul brings a wealth of experience in the audio field and is a valuable addition to our projects department.
We welcome Jennifer and Ryan Merriman to our bids and proposals team, both are highly experienced professional sales engineers and are key to our expansion strategy both in the CCTV and PAGA markets.
Ziztel engineer Alan Gibson completing pre FAT testing on the A rack central equipment
Ziztel were selected to provide the PAGA system for the Coral FLNG project. The package included multiple IECEx certified operator access positions which control type approved dual redundant central equipment racks carrying our market leading 350A CLASS G amplifiers. Amplification in excess of 30,000 Watts per system A and B fits into just two 19 inch racks – a major saving in floor space weight and cost. The system features Bahamas approved IECEx / ATEX certified ZAB1-M3 addressable multi colour flashing beacons which operate on a single cable pair eliminating costly multi core cables.
Ziztel manufacture a range of cost effective hazardous area IECEx and ATEX certified flashing beacons. Variants include low / medium / high power, enclosure material, single or multi colour addressable, telephone ring initiate, integral alarm tone sounder, dual redundant tubes. All types are fitted with Fresnel optical lens which enhance visibility, allow simple colour exchange and are unaffected by sunlight ultra violet.
Ziztel delivered another duplicated PAGA package destined for service in the Middle East. The package is fully duplicated A + B and features integral no break UPS power supplies, remote supervision and integration with the site Fire and Gas detection system. ZFL23X high intensity flashing beacons and AH23 Acoustic telephone hoods were delivered as part of the field equipment scope. The system is ABS type approved.
Ziztel ZAB1-M3-A addressable multi colour beacon delivers a highly intense regular pulse of light to supplement critical PAGA broadcasts in high noise areas. The unit is ATEX / IECEx explosion proof certified and Bahamas authority approved. Up to four colours can be installed and to improve security each colour is equipped with dedicated duplicated 21 Joule flash tube sets. Operation is over a single pair of field conductors which greatly simplifies installation and eliminates costly multi core cables. Over five hundred units were recently delivered to an offshore project, cost savings to the project using the tri-colour product over conventional units utilising multi core cable were stated by the client as in excess of $3 million US.
Usman Saeed, part of the Ziztel Sales department, demonstrating use of the LINUX based PCAP12-MX-2 high integrity PAGA touch screen access unit. In line with the requirements for safety critical PAGA availability the unit features dual independent circuits ensuring fault tolerant no break emergency life saving message broadcast capability.
The PAWS 01-2-1000 is a three channel 1500 Watt PAGA amplifier outstation designed to drive groups of loudspeakers and flashing beacons on a distributed network basis. Interstation communication technology employs Ethernet IP connectivity coupled with Ziztel unique hot line direct fall back channelisation enabling the package to be used in life safety critical applications.
The scheme removes the physical limitations of conventional PAGA networks allowing the system to grow almost without boundaries. Touch screen HMI enable the operators to target broadcasts to selected areas of the site and an almost limitless capability to initiate menus of alarm tone / high definition stored messages on a priority basis.
PAWS 01-2-1000 Outstations above shown during pre FAT preparation are interconnected by fibre optic cable enabling over 20 Kilometre inter cabinet separation.
Developing and expanding our engineering capability is key to the business ensuring that we maintain our lead in the delivery of innovative highly specialised safety critical telecommunication packages. We welcome (above - left to right) Neil West, Anthony Parrot and James Edwards who bring a wealth of expertise, in both hardware and software, to the company.
With in house cutting edge specialist expertise in the design of both CCTV and PAGA products / systems for heavy industry we are uniquely qualified to deliver an integrated solution which simplifies installation plus drives down both engineering and through life maintenance costs.
Roman Mihailovs pictured above during the build of one of several combined PAGA / CCTV packages destined for the European offshore sector. The panel can also house an interruptible power supply providing primary AC mains supply autonomy ensuring continued service in the event of power supply disconnection.
ZFL33X is a cost effective high performance 21 joule dual tube flashing beacon which delivers brilliant light pulses in an alarm situation. A 316 stainless steel construction removes the reliability problems associated with plastic enclosures guaranteeing low through life overhead and ensures consistent performance in severe environmental conditions. The unit is equipped with a Fresnel lens which optimises optical efficiency, provides a predictable and flexible flash colour assignment thereby eliminating inferior painted glass solutions. ZFL33X is also available with a copper free alloy enclosure.
See DS379 for further details
The ZX100LT is the management core of a life safety PAGA system specifically designed to deliver high criticality emergency voice and alarm warning broadcasts in for example Nuclear / Military applications. The package eliminates dependence on sequentially executed code and instead employs highly developed static fail safe hardware enabling SIL (Safety Integrity Level IEC 61508) compliance and immunity from latent software defects. Cyber attack risk is also completely removed from the ZX100LT guaranteeing efficient site wide distribution of vital no break voice and visual / acoustic alarm signals.
The range utilises high grade 316 stainless steel enclosures (Optional copper free alloy available to order) and enable the user to eliminate dependence on unreliable plastic flashing beacons. All types are field proven in the world’s most aggressive environments. ZFL23X - 5 or 15 Joule single / twin tube capacity; ZFL33X - 21 joule dual tube; ZAB1 - up to eight flash tubes enabling four different colour beacons in a single fitting. Colour is given by a Fresnel optical lens which delivers high efficiency and removes reliance on paint pigments which vary in shade and degrade over time.
The ET001 multi channel fully selective intercom is certified for safe use in a Zone 1 IICT4 hazardous area. The unit incorporates a powerful 50 Watt amplifier, IP connectivity and, uniquely, fully duplicated A + B controls, duplicated noise cancelling microphones and dual PAGA interfaces. The station can be equipped with an optional integral explosion proof loudspeaker and has facility to drive visual warning flashing beacons.
Zizcam design and manufacture ATEX, IECEx certified CCTV systems. Images show a sophisticated package staged for witness FAT at our factory in Nottingham which includes central equipment rack, explosion proof high performance PTZ cameras, ‘wash wipe’ fluid tanks, multiple operator monitor positions and fibre optic network management.
The Ziztel SRS-001 is a navigational aid for use on board ships allowing the Officer in charge to monitor the direction of sound external to the bridge location. The system meets the requirements of IMO SOLAS Annex A1 1- 4.58 and Annex B Module B; SOLAS 74 Regulation V18,19 and X-3 resolution A.694(17) IMO resolution MCS 96 (70) and 191 (79). The package comprises of an SRS-001-M4-II directional microphone capsule array (facilitating 360-degree reception of sound); SRS-001 M master receiver panel which carries LCD colour display, digital signal processor and integral loudspeaker. Click here for DS350 further information.
The ZC210 is the smallest ATEX certified Zone 1 explosion proof camera available on the market today. The unit is Ethernet ready and incorporates IR illumination and heater to enable operation in an extended range of conditions and temperatures. This highly cost effective unit enables the user to install CCTV in locations hitherto deemed non viable and the option of either aluminium enclosure or stainless steel enclosure provides the installer with a highly flexible solution.
Ziztel have extended the highly acclaimed ZAB-1 visual warning device range by adding a new model - type the ZFL23X. This cost effective compact flashing beacon delivers brilliant coloured light pulses from duplicated flash tubes. The unit is available with a choice of of light weight aluminium or stainless steel enclosure and is designed to deliver reliable effective signalling in conjunction with a PAGA or Fire and Gas detection system in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Ziztel were contracted to supply an integrated PAGA and hot line telephone system; a critical element of the delivery was the commissioning package which was undertaken by our highly trained site services engineering team.
The client required a live refit of a legacy Spector Lumenex PAGA system with a modern Ziztel solution. The system is destined for an offshore installation in the Red Sea and features N + 1 Class G amplification, supervisory GUI and operation from the site 24 VDC primary mains supply. All access positions are ATEX IECEx certified for safe Zone 1 operation in a potentially explosive atmosphere.
Recent on-site training delivered by John Blach Ziztel Technical Director. The course included an overview of PAGA architectures, cable installation topologies and ATEX / IECEx protection concepts. Training courses are tailored to client specification and can be staged at the Ziztel factory or at the client’s premises.
The ZAB1 beacon has been selected for the TANAP Pipeline in Turkey. The unit features 21 Joule energy dual flash tubes housed in an all stainless steel enclosure. A fresnal lens ensures highest optical performance coupled with the ability to change colours. See data sheet DS-172
Onsite offshore Egypt.
Ziztel's Farid Bouzarjmehri onsite offshore Middle East
Ziztel has clients from China attend the FAT for the Drilling Rig project including addressable loudspeakers.
Ziztel used to upgrade Legacy Systems in UK North Sea - TARTAN PLATFORM
Ziztel push PB001X button / switch / LED control station range are ATEX Zone 1 IICT6 certified enabling safe operation in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The push button / LED assemblies are also IP67 rated, the switch types are IP65 ensuring long trouble free life in aggressive environmental conditions.
See data sheet DS 349 for further information
Another Ziztel system completes FAT destined for China.
ZIZTEL selected for TANAP Pipeline in Turkey. PAGA, Pipeline Automated Warning System (PAWS) and Networked Voice Recorders.
Project team photographed following successful witness FAT of two Ziztel PAGA systems destined for Myanmar. The systems feature an N + 1 architecture which includes fully duplicated processors, hot stand by Class G 350 A amplification and ZMIS event logging. Each rack interfaces to a site Siren broadcast system and a supervisory output allows early warning of any system deterioration to be despatched to a remote engineering services position. The system is controlled from multiple AP100-01 operator positions which enable the initiation of a menu of stored alarm tone / messages as well as live routine and emergency speech broadcast capability.
EU07 entertainment ‘bed head’ unit in production at the Ziztel factory Nottingham, United Kingdom. The unit is destined for service on an offshore petrochemical installation in Malaysia. EU07 forms part of the Infinity range of entertainment units designed and manufactured by Ziztel Ltd.
Destined for offshore Middle East, another ZEST PAGA system undergoes Client Factory Witness Acceptance testing. Panel shown is one of four sector racks each duplicated A + B and compliant with IMO SOLAS rules. Every system delivered by Ziztel is fully load tested with continuous alarm tone drive ensuring performance when installed and commissioned.
ZAP10-02-07 series IP66 glass re enforced polyester microphone access units are safe for operation in Zone 1 IIC T4 potentially explosive atmospheres. In keeping with Ziztel philosophy of true redundancy the units are available with fully duplicated A + B critical paths ensuring the ZAP10-02-07 is suitable for mission critical applications. Fixed or goose neck mounted noise cancelling microphone-s can be assigned depending on client specification. Up to twenty one keys can be configured enabling comprehensive PAGA control from a hazardous area.
See DS-007 for further information
Virtual PC Access Unit
Ziztel have delivered a large networked PAGA system to the Oman petro chemical industry, included is our PCAP-12 touch screen access units which are located at strategic positions throughout the plant complex providing modern ergonomic GUI control capability.
The system is IP based enabling rapid and convenient connectivity with configuration of key parameters.
Photo below shows the system staged in readiness for witness FAT in our Nottingham factory, the designer is holding a tablet PC which carries the configurable attributes which can be down loaded to the target either locally or remotely.
See DS-233 for further information
Ziztel Mosque Call to Prayer broadcast system for Oman
The Ziztel ZEST Paging and Alarm system facilitates the distribution and effective broadcast of the Call to Prayer message to, potentially, thousands of people.
The system is fully monitored with diagnostic and event logs available at remote management position-s, this coupled with a redundant architecture ensures broadcast availability at all times. Use of specialised loudspeakers and high quality microphone transducers deliver high quality reproduction.
Ziztel Engineer Sanar Al-Khemsey shown executing pre commissioning checks on the China Petroleum Pipeline CPP PAGA system located in Iraq. The system comprises of twenty sector racks connected by fibre optic cable to a head end master rack and allows both Emergency and Routine speech access and broadcast of General Alarm tone warnings.
Ziztel deliver an integrated MT50 talk back intercom and telephone PBX to another offshore drilling site West Africa.
The system provides voice paging broadcast capability from strategic locations including the Drillers control room, drill floor, shake shaker and pipe rack as well as from a network of telephone handset subscribers.
The telephony package enables communications to be extended both locally and to remote installations as well as connections to the public services network. The system employs DSP digital processing technology to guarantee highest speech intelligibility and elimination of acoustic feedback which is a common failing on legacy installations.
The equipment is located in both safe and potentially explosive hazardous atmospheres and is certified accordingly.
ZEST staged for FAT. This PAGA / MBS Public Address and Alarm / Main Broadcast System central amplifier panel carries fifty four 350A Class G amplifier modules providing in excess of 18,000 Watts in a single Rittal 42 Unit high rack. Mains supply Power Factor is critical with such a large number of amplifiers and the ZAPSU-02 AC convertor stage features a Power Factor of 0.9 ensuring stable and high efficiency performance.
MG600Exi noise cancelling microphone transducer now available certified as either IECEx or ATEX enabling safe use in Zone 1 and 2 potentially explosive atmospheres in ambient temperatures from -40 to + 60 Centigrade. The range includes surface or goose neck mounted variants.
Ziztel have delivered another CPP Party / Page communications system to a major land based Indonesian Petro chemical site.
The system employs the PPX16 Party line switch, enabling connection of 32 handset subscribers, and the highly acclaimed 350A Class G amplifier which drives 700 Watts of loudspeaker network load. The CPP panel supports point to point selective full duplex handset communications as well as open channel party line speech routing and digitally processed site wide voice paging.
Ziztel selected for major Red Sea offshore development project
The package comprises of A + B / N + 1 dual redundant PAGA system fitted with Class G 350-500A 500 Watt amplifier modules and included explosion proof loudspeakers, microphone access control units and flashing beacons.
ZAB1-M3 Stainless steel IP68 explosion proof Zone 1 flashing beacon incorporates three colours in a single housing. The unit has a certified ambient temperature range from -60 to + 70 degree centigrade and is fitted with multiple flash tubes to enhance security. This innovative design provides dramatic installation and through life maintenance cost savings.
Zizcam pan tilt IECEx / ATEX Zone 1 explosion proof camera accepted in the Middle East
"We have tried a number of explosion proof camera solutions on our site but none has performed as well as the Zizcam product, the unit continues to provide reliable operation and crystal clear images in elevated ambient temperatures exceeding +60 degree centigrade"
Typical explosion proof 'dual chair' driller / assistant driller access panel, customised to client specification.
Ziztel Dual Chair MT50 explosion proof talkback system delivered to UK North Sea drilling rig. Hazardous area Drillers control panel shown was tailored to fit clients console and features two long reach MG600exi noise cancelling microphones equipped with large positive touch action subscriber keys ensuring simple and reliable operation
Ziztel release ZAB1-2-M2, DUAL COLOUR IECEx and ATEX explosion proof certified IP68 stainless steel flashing beacon.
This unit sets the standard for hazardous area flashing beacons featuring a certified temperature range of between minus -60 Centigrade to plus +70 Centigrade and inclusion of a total of four flash tubes.
See DS-297 for more information
Ziztel release ZAB1-2, the ultimate IECEx and ATEX explosion proof certified IP68 stainless steel flashing beacon.
This unit has a certified temperature range of between minus -60 Centigrade to plus +70 Centigrade and is
supplied with telephone ring detector as standard. Duplicated flash tubes make the ZAB1-2 an ideal choice for use
in safety critical applications including PAGA, Fire / Gas and Mass Evacuation systems.
Ziztel release NAS-01 SLIC style PCB which enables the engineer to prescribe an infinite range of WAV sounds into a non volatile memory. Primary application is to allow a unique chime signal to be played prior to live speech announcements.
On the player below are some sample sound files that can be played by the NAS-01
Ziztel is selected for major Urea / Ammonia plant communications system Baku.
System supports five simultaneous party line channels, supervised life safety PAGA, routine and emergency speech paging, integral no break autonomy UPS power supply. Each sector is fitted with explosion proof handsets which allow local party line communications, hot line connection to the central control room, live voice paging zoned plus site wide and a menu of alarm tone broadcasts.
Central rack staged for witness FAT testing at our factory in Nottingham England
Zizcam market leading high performance cameras are certified for use in a potentially explosive atmospheres
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Ziztel supply pre wired telephone acoustic hoods specifically for use in potentially explosive atmospheres which guarantee compliance with EN60079. The package comprises of Explosion proof telephone instrument, calling beacon, reading light and isolator switch which are fully installed, interconnected and tested to ensure safe operation when energised in a hazardous area. The equipment is supplied with third party case approval by a Notified Body to give ultimate confidence in the delivered apparatus.
The latest batch of certified compliant Ziztel telephone assemblies are destined to the Far East for use on an offshore installation.
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Another Job destined for Oman
A networked high integrity Ziztel PAGA system for the Oman Petro chemical industry.
The system comprises of five sector racks each housing 350A Class G 350 Watt power amplifiers, connectivity is by secure supervised dark fibre optic cables which eliminate dependence on Ethernet / IP third party systems thereby guaranteeing security commensurate with a life safety system.
The package features dual AC input mains supply with auto changeover see DS-034, ZAPSU-02 power supply units see DS-137 which realise a Power Factor of greater than 0.9, touch screen access positions for control / operator locations and comprehensive telephone paging via the latest generation ZMR120 record / replay message management sub system see DS-014
The Ziztel ZMR120 is a digital record / replay system which eliminates acoustic feedback caused by proximity of live microphone / handsets to public address loudspeakers in Page / Party and PAGA applications.
The latest ZMR120 unit can interface to VOIP or conventional analogue equipment and is fitted with configuration to enable the user to prescribe a range of features which include facilities to review and re- record messages prior to message broadcast, zone selection (to allow targeting of broadcasts to user defined areas of the site), unique pre announcement chimes, control and selection of stored messages and alarm tones.
See DS-014 for further information
Introducing our partner company, Zizcam a UK based manufacturer of CCTV systems for the Oil & Gas and Marine industries.
Ziztel DAS05 based crane cab paging / shout system enables the crane operator to broadcast voice instructions via high power projector horn / horns on a hands free basis. The package supports a wide range of AC / DC mains supply input voltage options with the possibility of explosion proof Zone 1 / 2 certification allowing safe use in potentially hazardous areas.
A critical factor in establishing the effectiveness of a PAGA system is the execution of an acoustic study. Ziztel are able to offer a comprehensive report detailing type, position and power output of all field devices (including visual alerts) assuring the end user of PAGA performance and compliance with relevant statutory regulations. See TDS001 for further information
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Ziztel are contracted to perform a detailed Acoustic Study on a large on shore Ammonia and Urea chemical plant in Azerbaijan.
The work also includes the design, manufacture and delivery of the site PAGA and integrated telephone system which enables secure communications in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The package also incorporates site wide life safety emergency voice and alarm tone broadcast capability ensuring that personnel are quickly informed of possible dangerous situations.
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SSP008 – CLS Zone 1 / 2 panel mount microphone access and control panel, allows safe intercom operation in a potentially explosive hazardous atmosphere. The unit is packaged to enable flush fitting into a desk / rack / console and provides both loud speaker or private communications by an optional plug in ATEX certified headset
Ziztel 350A 350 Watt Class G industrial amplifier is now further enhanced to provide a world beating signal to noise ratio of -90dB and improved frequency response delivering top quality broadcast performance in safety critical PAGA applications. Over 3000Watts of power are available in only a tiny 3 U high 19 inch rack space.
Ziztel have released a secure two way voice communications package which enables point to point hot line handset intercom. Typical application is on a Refinery complex where a dedicated stand-alone ‘must work’ voice communications is required between control room positions. The system comprises of either a 19 inch or bulk head mount handset switch which provides power supply and hybrid connectivity between two strategically located handset positions. Interconnection is by a standard single pair cable or options are available to allow single mode fibre optic connectivity.
Ziztel is selected to provide an integrated Drillers talk back and Tetra communications system for the North Sea Mariner offshore platform project. The system is controlled from four master positions i.e. two Driller and two assistant driller chairs; each chair has the ability to initiate and receive secure two way speech communications to fixed subscriber stations as well route to roving Tetra handsets.
The package is managed by Ziztel MT50-20MAS, which is a highly developed voice communications switch, that supports wired ATEX / IECEx hazardous area located subscriber positions as well as selection of radio based certified handsets.
The system employs Ziztel Vari-lift master access unit lectern which allows the driller to adjust the operating position of the control panel HMI to suit individual preference thereby minimising operator fatigue throughout the work shift.
Vari-lift MT50-20CP master operator lectern
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Ziztel is selected for a major gas development project located in Oman. The prestigious ‘tight’ gas development will incorporate a 1200 mmscfd (34 mcmd) gas processing plant, export pipelines, provision of 300-400 wells, 600 km of flow lines and gathering systems over the life of the initiative. The N + 1 system is designed to provide routine and emergency speech broadcasts from three master operator access units to over 1300 loudspeakers strategically placed over the site and interfaces are incorporated to allow PABX access and Supervisory management.
Nick Blach – General Manager - explained that the package was fast tracked through the Ziztel manufacturing facilities to ensure build and test met project critical time scales. The central rack carries 22 on line 350-500A CLASS G high integrity voice amplifiers (incorporating auto hot standby) enabling a power density 11kW in a single Rittal rack bay. Dual AC primary / secondary mains input feeders and N + 1 power supply conversion ensure no break autonomy.
Above: The central rack staged for witness FAT in our factory in Nottingham UK, the system management features a highly robust fully configurable core which eliminates dependence on chip exchanges and sequentially executed code. Note the tiny size of the Ziztel 350-500A Class G amplifier modules, up to four sub racks can be fitted in a single 19 inch rack providing an ultimate power density exceeding 18kW. The right hand bay is prepared as an MDF main distribution frame allowing convenient marshalling of the field circuit multi core cables.
Ziztel PCAP12 control and access unit allows the operator to address a Ziztel ZEST PAGA system via a PC screen on either a touch or point and click basis. The unit allows total flexibility in the specification of the human / machine interface with custom graphics, legends, text and colours all freely assignable to meet project specific requirements.
Explosion proof Drillers talkback intercom system operates in both Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas enabling reliable, efficient two way voice communications between strategic locations on board the rig. The system comprises of master position subscriber selector, long reach microphone and noise cancelling slave stations each equipped with high efficiency re-entrant horn loudspeakers designed to provide coverage in high noise areas. No safe area is required with the MT50 package, the exchange and power amplification can be located in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The system requires mains power supply at one position only, all other field equipment devices are phantom powered.
Ziztel MG600 explosion proof noise cancelling ATEX certified microphone
New addition to the Ziztel range, allows intelligible speech from Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas. The MG600 can be supplied for fixed panel mount or bulk head mounting and is also available with short and long reach ‘goose neck’ flexible stem options. MG600 is ideal for location in confined spaces.
The 350-500 A Class G amplifier is a new addition to the Ziztel ZEST range and is based on the extensively proven 350 A PAGA amplifier. 350–500 A is specified for voice paging / public address service, enabling loudspeaker loads of up to 500 watts to be reliably and efficiently driven. The amplifier module carries an on board supervisory and integrated status display which provide the operator with an early warning of system deterioration.
Where high criticality PAGA is specified Ziztel can enhance system security by incorporation of the N + 1 ZX100-ATS-01 hot standby alarm tone subsystem. This module carries a duplicate of the site alarm tone menu in a highly secure non-volatile, non-software dependant environment. Below are some sample sound files that can be played by the ZX100-ATS-01 N + 1 alarm tone module
The ZX100-ATS-01 plugs in to the central equipment ZX100 ZEST PAGA processor unit and is configured on an N + 1 basis to enable automatic transfer of loudspeaker amplifier drive from the on line ZX100 alarm tone sub system to hot standby alarm generation in event of primary alarm trouble. The module is configurable by PC file down load via a dongle protected cable which prevents unauthorised tampering. With ATS-01 installed, the host package can support both an A + B fully redundant dual centralised architecture coupled with additional N + 1 security for the site alarm tone generation subsystem.
ZX100-ATS-01 plugs in to the main ZX100 PAGA processor unit motherboard.
Ziztel Mass Evacuation (Z-MEVA) utilises a distributed clustered horn approach to drastically reduce field cabling and speed installation.
Ziztel ZEST PAGA Z-MEVA system uses 'racked' folded horn loudspeaker drivers arranged to provide highly efficient 'line source' projection over 360 degrees eliminating the requirement for costly conventional individual loudspeaker networks.
Towers are strategically located to ensure acoustic coverage over the entire site reducing costs by optimising the installation of field devices and associated cable installation. Each individual horn driver is addressable using Ziztel ZADS to provide the operator with an early warning of system deterioration and to allow convenient centralised alteration of speaker sound pressure level from a command position..
Multiple 350A 350 Watt Class G amplifiers drive each horn cluster on an interleaved A + B basis with hot standby N + 1 amplification eliminating common mode failure and ensuring security commensurate with a life safety system. 350A Amplifiers are centrally rack mounted or co located with the cluster at the base of the tower. The Ziztel MEVA system is designed specifically for life safety critical application and is not dependant on software ensuring predictable operation and freedom from re boots / latent coding bugs. The Z-MEVA package is fully PC configurable without dependency on chip exchanges or hardware alterations.
An acoustic study determines the number of tower positions and associated horn cluster composition required to ensure critical site wide PAGA broadcast audibility.
Ziztel have delivered a large networked ZEST PAGA system to the Hammar Mishrif site in Iraq. The system execution employs a fully duplicated mission critical high security architecture which features ZMIS supervision and management enabling remote control and interrogation. Unlike other PAGA systems on the market today the Ziztel ZEST core operation is static with no dependence on software / code which ensures compliance with the requirements of SIL Level 3 and is commensurate with a high integrity PAGA system.
The package features a ‘proper’ A + B architecture, note that IP based PAGA solutions alone cannot achieve a truly fault tolerant delivery compatible with a prime life safety system.
Ziztel on site Iraq, our engineer configuring a sector of the ZEST PAGA system. The ZEST solution is fully configurable and is NOT dependant on one time programmable chips
Cross patching incoming field lines into the MDF inside the ZEST PAGA rack, Ziztel provide site services including installation, pre commissioning, commissioning, SAT.
On site Operator PAGA training, location - telecommunications room.
Ziztel are able to provide acoustic study / reports to guarantee PAGA performance. Ziztel scope also included the design of the site acoustic coverage specifying loudspeaker type, wattage, positions to ensure Voice / Alarm audibility.
Acoustic broadcasts are supplemented by flashing beacons which are sized and positioned to ensure visual coverage
AH23-60079 acoustic hoods in our despatch department destined for a UK North Sea Oil production platform. The Ziztel AH23-60079 carries a unique design exclusively developed by Ziztel to eliminate risk of static sparking and consequent explosion ignition risk. The unit is available in a range of high visibility self-coloured gel coats which are ultra violet light resistant and enable rapid visual location of communications apparatus in an emergency situation..
New product release. The ZXM032 is a solid state micro controlled speech storage device. The unit can store up to 100 x voice messages each held in secure non-volatile memory. The ZXM032 plugs into a Ziztel ZX100 PAGA control processor and delivers a menu of pre-recorded emergency or routine voice messages under control of either the operator and / or the site fire and gas detection package. Cause and effect is readily configured in the host management subsystem to allow zonal distribution, alarm tone augmentation (interleaved MESSAGE / ALARM TONE / MESSAGE ..) or site wide pre-defined voice instructions.
Ziztel DAS04Ex is a Zone 1 ATEX certified Explosion proof distributed intercom station which operates on a network basis thereby eliminating the requirement for a centralised exchange or switch. The unit is primarily intended to provide secure 'last ditch' open channel emergency voice communications between critical muster point positions on an offshore installation. To this end the unit incorporates self-contained integral no break supply autonomy, amplification and system management and is arranged so that there is no dependency on other equipment or other stations. The DAS01 Ex is supplied with ZAP10-02-11 explosion proof noise cancelling microphone and DSP15 EXMN explosion proof projector horn which together assure high speech intelligibility in potentially hazardous severe environmental conditions. Where the unit must provide efficient operation in ambient noise exceeding 85dBA sound pressure level the Ziztel AH23-60079 acoustic hood provides both excellent back ground noise rejection as well as additional shelter for both the equipment and user. The station is interconnected to other DAS04-Ex subscribers via a simple single pair cable which is arranged on a secure loop wired basis, up to 50 x DAS04-Ex stations can be connected to a single highway.
The Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex is located in Thanh Hoa Province in North Vietnam, around 200 kilometers south of Hanoi. As Vietnam's largest oil refinery, it is expected to contribute more than 30 percent of Vietnam's demand for petroleum products. The new refinery will include a petrochemical complex, energy facilities, pipe line and storage facilities. It will produce products such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel for the local Vietnamese market, together with other products for sale in neighbouring countries.
Ziztel were selected to supply the audible alarm sounder / visual flashing beacons necessary to ensure signalling in high noise areas of the plant.
Management is provided by a network of sounder / beacon drivers, TCA-01X, which are locally powered to provide amplifier and control outputs to dedicated 100 V line loudspeakers and xenon discharge lamps. The TCA-01X outstation is distributed over the site and includes both ATEX certified Zone 1 and safe area weatherproof variants.
Ziztel Integrated Page Party and PAGA package combines five party lines enabling full duplex handset communications, zonal voice paging and site wide emergency alarm and speech broadcasts. The system is based on the Ziztel PPX page party solution and is shown undergoing final FAT checks at our manufacturing facilities in Nottingham England in readiness for air freight to YPFB Ammonia and Urea complex Bolivia. The development is the largest project of industrialization of natural gas so far undertaken in the country.
The state oil company YPFB, stated that plant is designed to produce 650 thousand tons of ammonia and 725 thousand tons of urea and should be operational in the second half of 2015.
Many sites are subject to requirement for expansion of their existing PAGA system, this can be very costly due to either complete re fit of the existing equipment(s) or non-competitive unrealistic quotations for upgrade / renovations from the respective vendor.
A cost effective alternative is available from Ziztel enabling retention of major parts of the established system and allowing the operator to have a choice. The Ziztel X PAN-100 enables the operator to seamlessly interface his current PAGA package to a Ziztel system thereby taking advantage of the benefits of new technology within constraints of possible site expenditure.
The X PAN-100 enables safe and secure extension of almost any vendor’s PAGA system to a Ziztel package. The level of integration / expansion depends on site requirements and systems are tailored to suit the client technical / commercial specification and budget. The final package is designed to provide a fully supportable, maintainable and, most of all, safety critical solution.
The X PAN-100 sub system is already fitted, proven and commissioned on Middle East Petrochemical sites, saving considerably over the complete re installation of a replacement PAGA system . Contact Ziztel Sales for further information.
The Ziztel SR2000 loudspeaker network amplifier is the latest addition to the ZEST PAGA family; the unit carries up to nine audio power amplifiers in plug in / out modular format incorporating touch screen management and full system diagnostics in a highly compact 3 Unit high 19 inch rack mount assembly. The SR2000 is backward compatible with existing Ziztel equipment enabling use on conventional N + 1, A + B, A + B N/2 PAGA packages and also incorporates several new integrated features enabling cost effective use on sites requiring a distributed amplifier architecture. The SR2000 incorporates the highly developed ZMIS embedded application enabling remote interrogation and management by ZMIS Global from any Internet connected PC world wide. As with all Ziztel PAGA products the SR2000 is primarily designed for life safety critical applications.
One of our site service engineers, Nathan Vittles has been out in Iraq at the Badra Oil field, commissioning the PAGA System and training the onsite team in its use.
The Ziztel EU08-04 is the latest addition to the Infinity entertainment unit range, allowing up to 16 x program source selections. The unit features integral loudspeaker, LED reading light, micro controlled FM demodulator, vandal resistant industrial push button control with rotary encoder technology for volume and alarm clock pre-sets packaged in a low profile space saving enclosure. The EU08-04 is specifically designed to operate reliably in demanding applications such as offshore platforms, FPSOs and other heavy industrial sites where service conditions are harsh and low through life costs are critical
Over the past 12 months we have been made aware that the industry has generally not considered the electrostatic discharge risks associated with large GRP Acoustic Hoods / Acoustic Booths located in flammable atmospheres.
Ziztel are experts in the design of explosion proof equipment and have proactively developed the AH23-60079 range of hoods which eliminate potential explosion hazard due to electrostatic discharge thereby ensuring safe installation in Hazardous Areas.
We are aware that this is a technology that you love or you hate. Most will see speakers and beacons as reliable and that monitoring them is not necessary and just a increase in installation cost. Many will also have experienced "intelligent" systems that suffer from false alarms that render the system unreliable.
ZADS manufactured by Ziztel works! It is cost effective, reliable and it greatly moves forward this technology.
This is not just our opinion but one being followed by a number of clients over the past 3 years. Why is Ziztel the right choice for an FPSO/FLNG vessel when you compare us to other manufacturers??