Eni Sannazzaro [Italy]


Cascina, PISA, June 2019. SAFire is pleased to announce that it was awarded for the design, supply and construction, including commissioning, of a process monitoring and fire detection system for the two SLURRY reactors installed in the structure 101 units 90 EST REBUILDING PROJECT at the Eni Sannazzaro de ’Burgondi refinery.

The Sannazzaro refinery is one of italy’s largest refineries with a capacity of 20000 barrels per day. LPG, high-purity butane, propane / butane mixtures, petroleum products, kerosene, diesel, jet fuel, bunker fuel, bitumen and sulphur are among the 45 types of fuels manufactured by the refinery.

SAFire, designed, engineered and piloted an early warning detection and suppression system for Eni’s refinery that could warn operators of an emerging fire condition before the initial fire. Due to the success of the system designed by SAFire, the scope was extended from the rectors to also include the detection and surveillance of pumps and valves in the FCC process areas as well.

The system supplied can identify the ignition zone through temperature and thermo graphic image analysis. The system is designed to constantly check and compare the status of devices in the field. The thermo-visual system model T-VS which was supplied, can notify operators of anomalies using the latest communication protocols which are able to be interconnected to different interfaces.   

The project has been designed and integrated at the SAFire PSA facility in Cascina (PISA).


SA Fire Protection is an Italian independent engineering & manufacturing company active in the field of Fire Protection with more than 40 years of experience. The company is organised into three major business units: Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Product Manufacturing and Services.

Eni is one of the global oil and gas super-players – operating in 71 countries worldwide and employing around 33,000 people. As of March 31, 2018, the company's market capitalisation was calculated at $64 billion. Eni is consistently ranked among the top 150 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list according to revenue.

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