Fire Water Study

Ensure Plant Protection

EPCON develops detailed hydraulic models of firewater and foam systems that are field validated to determine the root-causes of insufficient flow and pressure. These detailed hydraulic models identify the most cost effective solution that is carried through the FEED, detailed design, procurement and construction management phases. This technology based approach combined with EPCON’s high level of expertise enables us to determine the lowest cost solutions to meet API and NFPA recommended practices.

Firewater Systems Study Benefits:

  • Determine the impact of identified pump degradation and silt build-up on current fire-fighting capacity for each operating unit and storage area
  • Identify if each unit has the fire water flow and pressure capacity for all monitors, deluge, and other firefighting equipment
  • Identify the lowest cost solutions to meet and exceed industry fire fighting standards

Fire Protection Engineering Services:

EPCON applies the latest codes, standards, and technologies to design cost effective fire protection systems that perform as designed when needed the most including the following:

  • Radiant heat analysis for foam and firewater system design
  • Detailed hydraulic simulation of all foam and firewater systems
    • Firewater Pumps
    • Firewater Distribution Systems
    • Deluge/Water Spray Systems
    • Foam Systems
    • Static and dynamic (surge) analysis
  • Performance based designs that insure full code compliance