Power facilities are mission critical
Power generation facilities, whether hydroelectric, or fossil fuel, all present significant and varied fire hazards, from both the fuel and the rotating machinery. Fire also poses a significant business risk, not only because power plants are a major capital investment, but also because downtime can have serious repercussions for those who depend on an uninterrupted supply of electricity.
CONSIDERATIONS & PROTECTION
- Turbine Generators: The combination of a fuel source and high heat create conditions where a malfunction could quickly lead to a destructive fire. Turbines are protected with CO2, water mist, hybrids, or other systems. Fires resulting from ruptured fuel lines, or seal leaks can spray diesel fuel or other combustibles and cause a challenging fire. CO2, water mist, or hybrid extinguishing systems can extinguish spray fires in power equipment without damage or significant clean up.
- Control Rooms: Computer and control system equipment in close proximity to high voltage poses a risk of electrical fire which can interrupt the production of the facility. Smoke and heat detection in combination with waterless clean agent suppression can extinguish fire without causing harm to electronic equipment and keep the fire small.
- Battery Rooms: This natural environment for hazards due to fire or toxic fumes can be protected with early warning smoke and gas detection using air sampling systems.
- Transformers: Outdoor transformers should be protected with heat detection and deluge sprinkler systems. Fires from oil-filled transformers if close to a building can spread to the building and cause additional damage beyond the initial fire.
- Cable Spread Rooms and Cable Tunnels: High voltage cables running through a confined spaces presents a significant fuel load if a fire ignites. These spaces should be monitored with smoke and heat detection. Linear heat detection or air sampling smoke detection provide a fast indication that conditions are changing which require immediate attention.
FIRE CODES & STANDARDS used for power facilities
Transformer Fire Protection NFPA
- NFPA 2001: Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
- NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
- NFPA 12A: Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems
- NFPA 750: Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
- NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®
- NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
- NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
- NFPA 11: Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam
- NFPA 850: Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations
- NFPA 851: Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating Plants
- NFPA 855: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
Serving over 30,000 systems nationwide!
- Turbine Generators
- Gas/Diesel Generator Units
- Hydroelectric Generators
- Electrical Equipment Rooms
- Lube Oil Rooms/Skids/Areas
- Coal Handling Systems/Conveyors/Silos/Pulverizers
Other industrial equipment
- Dust Collectors
- Exhaust Ducts
- Cold Rolling Mills
- Grinding/Machining Units
- Paint Booths
- Printing machines
- Large scale hydraulic systems
- Pickling lines
- CNC Machines and Advanced Robotics
- Concrete and asphalt plants
- Automotive plants
- Battery manufacturing
Design Flexibility According to Your Needs
- Low Pressure and High Pressure CO2 Systems
- High and Medium Pressure Water Mist Systems
- Clean Agent Systems
- Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems
- Dry Chemical Systems
- Sprinkler Systems
- Specialty Fire Detection
In any operation, the quality of the work completed is significantly impacted by the skill of the individual performing the work. At ORR, all of our processes are structured to meet the newest ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standards. Registration NO: 17-096053.1Q
A comprehensive service agreement with ORR Protection offers you a path to standardize fire system Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance operations throughout all of your facilities. Whether it is local, regional or national, ORR's Service System approach provides your company with...
Experience Where and When It Counts
- The average ORR Field Technician has over 8 years of field experience.
- Manufacturer-trained, licensed and certified.
- Technicians are trained and required to meet our ISO 9001:2015 compliant Quality Management System (Certificate No 17-096053.1Q).
Single-Point-Of-Contact For National Customers
ORR has the capacity to manage all of your fire systems - regardless of where they are located - through one service coordinator at our NDC (National Deployment Center)
- Nation-wide Uniformity
- Work flow efficiencies — Less coordination on your part
- Significant time and money savings
- Strategically located field technicians for emergency response
- On-Line Reporting
- Fully stocked service vans
- Technicians have instant access to past inspection and maintenance history
- Avoid future problems and unplanned expenses
- OPEX and CAPEX budgeting
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