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.