Fire fighting Safety / Loss Prevention

Safety, Loss Prevention and Fire Fighting

Articles, data and resources for loss prevention, fire fighting.

Fire Protection for Power Plants - Firstly, a fire risk control program should be put in place, which should be reviewed and updated periodically. As a minimum for loss prevention, written procedures shall be prepared for the following:

– Detailed fire prevention program,
– Detailed impairments procedure, for identifying and rectifying equipment not available for service,
– Fire emergency plan.

Fire Safety Review - The objective of Fire Safety Review within loss prevention is to ensure that a fire, hydrocarbon spill or vapor release anywhere in the plant can be adequately dealt with to prevent escalation of the emergency (fires or explosion).

NFPA Diamond - Fire diamond is defined in NFPA 704. Proper labelling having the form of a diamond is used in our days in order to quickly identify the risks posed by hazardous substances.

Pre-startup Safety Review (PSSR) - The PSSR is a safety review conducted prior to startup (commissioning) of a new or modified processing/manufacturing plant or facility to ensure that installations meet the original design or operating intent, to catch and re-assess any potential hazard due to changes during the detailed engineering and construction phase of a project. In other words, it ensures the “Ready for Start-up” status of process facility/units.

Safety Infographic – How to deal with fire? - It is very important that we are aware of the basics of controlling fire so that if fire breaks out we know how we can control it. When we are talking about fire safety, how can we forget about one of the most important tools of controlling fire?

Water mist fire protection systems (NFPA 750) - By definition, water mist is a water spray for which the 99% of the total volume of liquid (Dv0.99) is in droplets of diameter smaller than 1000 microns at the minimum design operating pressure of the water mist nozzle.

 

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