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AKHELEC

Address: 405 rue du Grand Gigognan, ZI Courtine, AVIGNON, 84000, France

Telephone Number: 00 33 4 90 85 57 31 Email Address: akhelec@akhelec.com

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AKHELEC design, manufacture, distribution and installation of fire protection solutions, containment bunds and filtration systems for electrical transformers and industrial equipment.

Through its subsidiary AKHELEC and its network of approved distributors, the GMT Group offers international expertise and support for all your projects.

Our fire suppression systems meet the most stringent standards in terms of containment bunds for fire risk applications.

Tested and approved by major testing laboratories and certification bodies, GMT fire protection products and systems are currently installed throughout Europe (France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Benelux countries, etc.), as well as in Africa, Brazil and North America.

About us

The GMT Group has been active in the field of power generation and environmental protection for nearly 15 years, specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of transformer oil containment systems to prevent soil contamination.

GMT works closely with leading transformer manufacturers (Schneider, Siemens, ABB, Transfix, etc.) to develop innovative solutions that meet both the technical and budgetary constraints of its customers.

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, GMT works directly with its customers to provide them with tailored solutions that fully meet their requirements.
Support services are centralized in Avignon to ensure efficient management of all projects, from the most conventional to the most complex.

Through its subsidiary AKHELEC and its network of approved distributors, the GMT Group offers international expertise and support for all your projects.

The GMT Group has also implemented an ambitious commercial, logistic and administrative development program in Brazil, leading to the creation of the subsidiary AKHELEC BRASIL in 2012. VALE, the mining industry giant was the first Brazilian company to adopt our solutions.

Through its subsidiary CALIVESTA, the GMT Group also offers a full range of services including civil engineering, installation, maintenance, rental and spare parts procurement.

Image - Containment bunds with fire suppressing system (BAFX line)

Products and accessories

We offer 3 types of fire protection solutions and transformer containment, depending on your specific needs:

  • Fire protection systems: compulsory for transformers rated above 1250 kVA and fire/blast resistant walls
  • Conventional containment bunds: full-containment steel, concrete and PVC bunds
  • Specialized containment bunds: transportation, temporary storage and emergency use

AKHELEC also offers a wide range of accessories designed to ensure transformer safety and environmental protection.

Our standard products are designed for electrical transformers with power ratings ranging from the littlest (a few kVA) to the biggest one (several MVA).

Our experts can assess your needs and provide tailored solutions to your specific application: 40% of our production capacity is devoted to custom projects.

Image - Fire suppressing system for transformer pits MX

Fire suppression product line
 
Our fire protection product line meets the most stringent standards in terms of containment bunds for fire risk applications.

Our equipment has been tested in various conditions (volume, leak rate and flow rate) for applications on bunds (BAF and BAFX product lines) and pits (EX, MX and LHD-F product lines).

The tests were performed at the CNPP's Fire Laboratory in coordination with experts from TÜV Rheinland and German laboratories.

Containment bunds with fire-suppressing system (BAF line)

Self-supporting, hot-dip galvanised steel containment bunds for substation fire protection in accordance with the new NF C 13-200 standard. For transformers rated 100 to 2500 kVA for the standard range, and up to 10 MVA for heavy-duty BAF-K equipment. 300A and 1000A neutral point inductors , capacitors, impedance-matching transformers, auto-transformers, auxiliary transformers, frequency transformers, and more.

Image - Containment bunds with fire suppressing system (BAF line)

Modular containment bunds with fire-suppressing system (BAFX line)

Self-supporting, hot-dip galvanised steel containment bunds for high-power transformers (up to 36 MVA). Substation fire protection in accordance with new NF C 13-200 standard. Bunds manufactured in several sections and assembled on site. Works with all types of transformers, even the biggest ones.

Fire blanket system (MX® product line)

Simple, practical, frame-mounted fire-suppressing system, which is embedded directly in the civil works of the concrete pits. For transformers with power ratings ranging from 63 to 400 kV. Dielectric fluids drain quickly into the pit. Naturally damps flames without the need for a pebble bed on grid. Approved for use by ERDF.

Small fire blanket system (EX® product line)

Fire-extinguishing system to be directly into civil works, ideal for smaller pits. Available in five versions for transformers with power ratings ranging from 160 to 3150 kVA.

Fire blankets for large pits (LHD-F®)  

Fire-suppressing system for large pits (up to 200 m2) fitted under 400 kV - 225 kV HTB/HTB and HTB/HTA transformers.

Fire-suppressing containment bunds for impedance-matching transformers (ICE product line)

Bunds specially designed for 600 and 1000A impedance matching transformers Fitted in series with a built-in hydrocarbon separator. Approved for use by ERDF under permits 12E134/ADr (fire-extinguishing system) and 12E089/ADr (containment bund).

Fire- and blast-resistant panels (WALLCAIN® product line)
Fire- and blast-resistant walls. Tested to resist fire for up to 6 hours. Ideal for preventing chains of explosions of transformers and other potentially dangerous electrical equipment.