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Compressor & Lube Oil Skid Sprinkler Test

Check out this video of a k-902 compressor and lube oil skid sprinkler test at a refinery plant in Illinois.  The fire sprinkler installation and test was completed by F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems.

Custom Transformer Fire Protection Deluge Sprinkle

F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems worked to design and install a custom fire protection deluge sprinkler for an unusual sized and shaped transformer. With the efforts of the facility and F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems, the project turned around in only three weeks.

Transformer Deluge Sprinkler Test

Transformer fires can be catastrophic, harming plants, production, and people. Protect transformers from devastation with proper fire protection solutions.

Effective Fire Pump Testing

Safeguard facility valuable assets with annual fire pump testing.  Experienced personnel must test a calibrated fire pump per NFPA requirements at minimum through peak flows.  Through careful inspection, experienced personnel can identify any issues with a fire pump. This video explains the NFPA requirements for fire pump testing and shows the process of testing fire pump equipment for high risk applications. 


3D Design - Transformer Fire Protection System

As one of the leading design-build fire protection companies in the industry, F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems utilizes the most advanced AutoCAD-based 3D modeling applications for highly accurate design. Employing the most current design methodologies and cutting-edge technology allows F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems to design fire protection systems that are effective in the most intricate, complex applications. This 3D Animation video is an example of F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems' ability to design a comprehensive fire protection solution that meets the rigorous industry standards that regulate highly volatile transformers in power generating facilities. Their highly experienced designers meticulously design systems that are specialized for the individual environment, effectively mitigating the elevated risks associated with electrical equipment.

Fire Protection System Protects Against Fuel Fires

The fire suppression system tested in this video is an Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) suppression system designed to control Class C fires; in this application it is used to mitigate the risks posed by a fuel spill. To avoid the cleanup and costs associated with discharging foam, the foam apparatus was disabled and only water was discharged from the system. During the test a kerosene fire was ignited which was detected by the two radiant energy flame detectors, subsequently activating the system.
This system was recently restored and enhanced, with F. E. Moran Special Hazard Systems responsible for the calculations, design and installation of 6 grate foam nozzles with separate foam tank and piping. The area of the installation had difficult access and required expertise in exterior foam suppression systems and flame detection. F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems had the necessary experience and knowledge and employed proper safety practices to effectively install the system and successfully complete the Fire Marshal's test.

Will Your Deluge System Perform When Needed?

This video illustrates a deluge system that has an inoperative nozzle that is trickling water instead of projecting an effective, targeted blast. This system, which protects one of the power generating plant's valuable transformers, underwent a flow test, which subsequently revealed the malfunctioning nozzle. Had the system been triggered by an actual fire, the consequences could have been disastrous.
Impediments like the ones highlighted in this video are often a result of blockages, which are caused by factors such as corrosion or debris within the pipe. When deposits of debris such as corrosion nodules, rust and slime accumulate within a pipe, the diameter through which water can travel is reduced, constricting water flow. As layers of deposit develop, the friction within the pipe increases, reducing the flow that is expelled from the system. Another potential problem occurs when this debris travels to the sprinkler head and becomes lodged, inhibiting the spray or possibly blocking the flow completely.

Deluge System for Transformers: Coal-Fired Plant

F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems installed deluge systems to protect four transformers at one of the Midwest's most highly recognized coal-fired power plants. This flow test demonstrates the expertise that F.E. Moran used when designing and installing the system, through the strategic positioning of nozzles so that the discharged water sweeps across the top of the transformer casing, creating a spray pattern that is effective and all-encompassing.

Fuel Oil Tank Fire Protection System Design - 3D

F. E. Moran Special Hazard Systems utilizes the most advanced AutoCad-based 3D modeling applications to design sophisticated systems with unparalleled precision. This 3D modeling animation was created for a fire protection system that is used to protect fuel oil tanks at a thermoelectrical plant in South America. F. E. Moran's highly skilled designers used cutting-edge technology to provide an in-depth view of this fire protection system, which includes a foam system, manual hose foam system and electrical detection. In applications that involve high-risk materials such as these fuel oil tanks, it is especially critical that the proper design methodologies are employed to mitigate the risk of volatile, high-energy fires.

Deluge System at a Natural Gas Processing Plant

F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems installed a deluge sprinkler system to protect Drip Gasoline Reflux Pumps at an Extraction/Fractionation Plant. A total of 42 deluge systems were installed at the site to protect this natural gas processing plant, whose production is 180,000 MCF/day and fractionation is up to 500,000 gallons/day.

Sprinkler System Flow Test for Transformers

Transformers are inherently volatile pieces of equipment that have the potential to cause highly destructive fires. Implementing an effective fire suppression system within these high voltage areas requires knowledge of NFPA 15 Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems, Basic Impulse Level (BIL) guidelines for voltage and strategies for associated issues such as oil containment and grounding issues.

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