F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems has been designing and installing fire sprinkler systems for industrial properties since 1979! They have filmed some of their favorite fire sprinkler tests, and we're sharing them here with you.
The fire sprinkler tests range from a custom transformer fire sprinkler to a test to detect a malfunctioning nozzle.
Check out this video of a k-902 compressor and lube oil skid sprinkler test at a refinery plant in Indiana. The fire sprinkler installation and test was completed by F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems.
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 fires can be catastrophic, harming plants, production, and people. Protect transformers from devastation with proper fire protection solutions.
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.
Too often, power generating plants simply assume that their fire protection system is fully functional. In the event of a fire, it quickly becomes apparent when certain aspects of a system are underperforming or are completely nonfunctional.
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.
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