Installation of Fire Detection and automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems for upgrading the Elefsina Refinery ELPE.

The Project Upgrade Refineries of Elefsina is located near to the existing refinery at Elefsina, on the coast of Eleusis, about 27 km. West of Athens.

The aim of the project includes the creation of new refining units and numerous buildings which support its refinery infrastructure. It is estimated that the operation of the upgraded refinery will help boost both the competitiveness and extroversion of the ELPE.

The Special Group of ZARIFOPOULOS Company for Large Projects selected the appropriate solutions to cope with the high demands of the project. ZARIFOPOULOS installed the Fire Detection and Extinguishing system at the 25 building refinery complexes protecting from fire incidents the electromechanical medium and low voltage equipment, Control Rooms and generally critical equipment for the operation of the refinery.

To system consists of 25 local extinguish with panel of the house KENTEC – UK with extinguishing material FM200 of house Tyco. Required and implemented special studies of hydraulic calculations FM200 according to which the proper operation of systems is certified based on the project specifications and the relevant international standards.



  • Timeline: Implementation of the project in 2010-2011.
  • Contributors: TYCO, KENTEC.
  • Unique Benefits: Absolute protection and safety equipment against fire.
  • Project Engineer: Chrysovitsanos Constantine, Head of Project Management, Electrical Engineer NTUA, MSc – PM.