Hot-Hed® HABITAT™ - Pressurized HABITAT™ for Hot Work in Hazardous Industries

Hot-Hed Habitat™ - Pressurized Habitat - Hot Work Habitat - Safety Enclosure for Hot Work in Hazardous Zones 1 & 2

The Hot-Hed® Habitat™ is a specially constructed portable, customizable structure specifically designed to facilitate hot work in Hazardous Zones 1 & 2. It is designed to be placed on offshore production platforms and eliminates the need for costly, time-consuming shut-downs.

The Hot-Hed® Habitat™'s walls expand to suit the available space on the platform and isolate the welding area, safely containing the heat-source by maintaining a positive air-pressure within. This positive-pressure system works in the same way as that of the accommodation block on an off-shore platform by creating a virtual air-lock within the Habitat™ and is maintained by means of continuous air-flow input and extraction. The ratio of 2:1 input to extraction guarantees that the Hot-Hed® Habitat™ is inflated at all times and that the air inside is always clean and free of outside contaminants.


  • ATEX Certified Pressurized Hot Work Habitat™ - first Habitat ever made available to industrial sectors
  • assists Oilfield Operators in fulfilling the Oil & Gas Industry's stringent HSE Standards
  • provides a positive barrier between welding & hazardous flammables
  • contains/disperses potentially dangerous sparks, flames & splatters from welding & other hot work
  • quickly disperses potentially hazardous fumes to a safe, outside, non-flammable area of the platform through flame retardant, spiral ducting
  • virtual air-lock, maintained by means of continuous air-flow input & extraction
  • provides physical protection in extreme climates when combined with Hot-Hed®'s heating or AC units

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Hot-Hed's pressurized, hot work Habitat™ provides a positive barrier between welding and flammables or adverse weather conditions. Perpetual movement of air within our Pressurized Habitat™ also ensures a comfortable, safe, stable offshore working environment.

Fumes circulating around the weld area are quickly dispersed outside to a safe, non-flammable area of the platform through flame-retardant, spiral ducting. This allows the occupants to carry out welding and fabrication safely, while working in an enclosed environment.

The welding chamber's floor and walls are manufactured from a light-weight, heat-resistant fabric which confines sparks and splatters. Custom-built sleeves slip easily over pipes and around beams to create a seal.

The Habitat™ is placed around or over the area to be welded and secured and inflated using a blower which applies an air-input of between 700 and 1200 CFM and a positive pressure of between 10 and 20 Pascals. An additional exhaust blower provides positive pressure and constant air circulation inside the welding chamber. The blowers are available as air or electrically-driven units and can be located away from the Habitat™.


  • Oil & Gas / Oil Field / Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration / Pipeline Industries
  • Oilfield Welding / Offshore Welding Industries
  • Natural Resource Mining Industry
  • Maritime / Marine / Shipping Industries
  • Defense Contracting Industry
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Petrochemical Industry
  • Aviation Industry
  • Electrical Industry

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  • VIEW PDF | Hot-Hed Habitat™ featured in World Pipelines magazine's April 2018 edition (file will download on mobile devices )