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Cadtracker oil refinery


  • An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful petroleum products
  • Oil refineries are typically large, industrial complexes with extensive piping running throughout, carrying streams of fluids between large chemical processing units
  • There is usually an oil depot (tank farm) at or near an oil refinery for storage of bulk liquid products


Cadtracker Lindsay Oil Refinery

Lindsey Oil Refinery

North Lincolnshire

Situated close to the south bank of the Humber Estuary in North Lincolnshire is a refinery for crude distillation, gas treatment, naptha hydrotreating and reforming, and middle distillate desulphurisation.


  • A fire and subsequent explosion at the Lindsey oil refinery in north Lincolnshire killed one worker and injured two others
  • The fire broke out at a crude oil distillation unit in North Killingholme followed by a small explosion
  • Around 50 firefighters from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service assisted the refinery‚Äôs emergency response team in containing the fire in a 20m x 20m area
  • The blaze was extinguished more than nine hours later

Benefits of CADTRACKER for

The CADTRACKER system enables bespoke information to be added to the interactive layouts including high risk areas, flammable substances and general fire information such as lines of compartmentation. This means that whilst fire fighting personnel are tracked around the site, the information can be used to make tactical decisions to ensure their safety. More building types