Refinery Firewater System Upgrade

Industry: Refining

Location: Texas

Client Benefits: Improved Performance & Reliability

Project Drivers & Client Challenges
This project was driven by a need to improve the  performance and reliability of an aging fire protection system throughout the  refinery.

Burrow Global Scope of Supply

  • Process Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Design and Engineering

Scope Description: 
BGS performed planning and design services related to a client’s multi-year program to improve and upgrade the existing firewater system throughout their refinery. In phase 1 and 2 of the program, BGS performed Front-End Engineering (FEED) stage and detailed design of the firewater supply piping as well as design of the hydrant/monitor placement. BGS performed FEL2 alternative engineering for phases 3-13, including a study for management of the spent firewater.

The detailed scope includes:

  • Planning and review of the existing system.
  • Evaluation of required upgrades to meet NFPA and company Fire Protection Philosophy.
  • Conceptual design and Alternative Analysis.
  • Detailed design of underground ductile iron firewater piping.
  • Detailed  design of elevated, remotely operated monitors.
  • Integration of the new firewater system with existing firewater piping system.
  • Foundation and structural design.
  • Civil site engineering and restoration details.
  • Review of hydraulic piping system analysis.
  • Firewater coverage analysis and design.
  • Developed datasheets and bill of materials for procurement of the project equipment and  materials.
  • Electrical and controls for remotely operated firewater monitors.

Key Words: 
Firewater  system design; hydrants; monitors; hydraulic analysis; ductile iron pipe;