Case Study

Total Lindsey Oil Refinery

Covering a 500 acre site, Total Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) is based in Immingham and is currently Britain’s third largest oil refinery with a processing capacity in excess of 10 million tonnes per annum (over 200,000 barrels per day). Coming on-stream in 1968 and having recently received a £26m investment upgrade, the facility incorporates some of the most technically advanced refining and conversion processes available in Europe.

CEM Refines Access

The CEM AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) access control system has been securing LOR’s 24 hour operational processing units, laboratory, gates, and external administration buildings since July 2005. The system was seamlessly installed by CEM Approved dealer SDA Protec and is vitally restricting entry to the refinery as well as monitoring the movement of authorized visitors, employees, and contractors. As security at the refinery is of paramount importance, the system has enabled LOR to maximize security and create an efficient and totally secure, self-contained site.

Over 70 CEM Ethernet-based card readers are installed at the site, streamlining access in/throughout the refinery. Using CEM intelligent S600e card readers with embedded MIFARE technology, access is only granted to personnel with a LOR smart card, which has been issued and designed using the CEM integrated AC2000 Visual Imaging and Pass Production System (VIPPS). Installed both outdoors on external entrance gates and on the plant floor, the S600e readers proved ideal for the refinery with their offline database feature and ability to withstand power surges.

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