Our Engineering & Projects Division comprises a dedicated team of professionals responsible for design, programming, installation and commissioning of safety and fire protection systems. The team consists of qualified engineers, project, CAD & control technicians, project managers and administrative staff who are all dedicated to system design and implementation. Our technical team can provide high quality safety and fire systems meeting international codes and standards in relation to the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Downstream, Manufacturing and Commercial Industries.
BREATHING AIR SYSTEMS
These systems are engineered for industrial and offshore applications. Breathing air systems are used for control room and safe shelter refuge. The breathing air system protects personnel during emergency situations such as a toxic gas release, minimizing risk of exposure for all personnel.
- Control Room Refuge Systems (to provide breathing air to operators within the Control Room so that the safe plant shutdown and gas release isolations can be safely achieved).
- Safe Shelter Refuge Systems (provides breathing air to all persons seeking refuge inside the safe shelter should there be a toxic gas release).
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AIR ASPIRATING SYSTEMS
Aspirating smoke detection systems detects smoke at the very early stages of combustion using laser technology and advance filtration system to detect the presence of smoke. The detector is usually installed in a safe and easily accessible area and the sample points are piped to the detector with the use of NFPA 72 approved CPVC piping and fittings. The detector enables the critical time needed to investigate an alarm and initiate an appropriate response to prevent loss or damage to assets, injury, property damage or business disruption. This system allows for multi-level warnings and a wide range of sensitivity that does not degrade or change over time, so even extremely small levels of smoke can be detected before a fire has time to escalate.
- Data Storage Centers
- MCC and Electrical Substations
- Sub-Floor systems in Control Rooms (to detect any burning of overheating cables within the sub-floor which connects to the Operator Console or DCS).
- Prisons (the detector is located in a safe area such as the command station. Sample points are located within cells and corridor and are piped back to the detector. This make it difficult fo inmates to tamper with the detection system. It also allows the service technicians to stay within safe zones or areas to test and service the detector).
- Vaults (the detector can be installed outside the vault and the sampling points will be inside. There is no need for service technicians to enter the vault to test and service the detector because the actual detector is outside the vault. This provides the extra security measure required for businesses with vaults).
LINEAR HEAT DETECTION SYSTEMS
Protectowire Linear heat systems is an Automatic fire detection which comprises of Linear Heat Detectors (LHD) used to detect the fire hazard and sends an alarm signal to the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) either directly or through an interfacing Protectowire Interfacing Module (PIM). The LHD is a proprietary cable that detects heat anywhere along its length. The detector comprises steel conductors each individually insulated with a unique heat sensitive polymer. At a specific temperature, the insulated heat polymer melts causing the conductors to make contact resulting in a short circuit thus providing an alarm signal to a FACP. It is a fixed temperature digital sensor and is therefore capable of initiating an alarm once its rated activation temperature is reached. The LHD system is NFPA 72 compliant.
- Tank Storage Fire Detection System (The LHD is used for many applications including Fire Detection of Hydrocarbon Product Storage Tanks including LPG Tanks, Fixed Cone Roof Fuel Tanks and Floating Roof Crude Oil Tanks. The LHD is applied to strategic locations on the tank shell and areas of the highest risk for fire potential such as vacuum vents, relief vents, seals between floating roof and tank shell).
- Reformer Penthouse (the LHD is strategically installed within the aisles of the reformer penthouse close to the flanges of the gas lines. In the event of a hot gas leak or fire, the LHD will sense the heat and signal the Fire Alarm Panel of the alarm event).
- Refrigeration Cold Storage Systems (to provide detection of are fires originating from the refrigeration and defrosting systems).
- Hydrocarbon Compressors (LHD is installed around the driver of the compressor to monitor any abnormal high heat increase before the driver reaches a fire event)
- Hydrocarbon Transfer Pumps (LHD is installed around the driver of the compressor to monitor any abnormal high heat increase before the driver reaches a fire event)
- Conveyor Belt monitoring systems
- Cable trays
- Power distribution apparatus: switch gears, transformers, MCC
- Fan Motors for Cooling towers
- Warehousing Storage Racks
- Along Hydrocarbon Pipelines
FOAM SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
Fire suppression foam systems comprises of different key components which makes us a foam system. The components include but not limited to foam concentrate, water, proportioning (mixing) device, foam storage container or tank and foam discharging devices. Finished foam is comprised of three parts: foam concentrate, water, and air. When mixed correctly, these parts form a homogeneous foam blanket that extinguishes flames by the combined mechanisms of cooling, separating the flame source from the product surface, suppressing vapors, and smothering. This makes foam suppression systems an effective option for protecting flammable and combustible liquids particularly in tank farms, spill containment, transfer pumps packages and loading facilities.
- Aircraft hangars (High Expansion Foam Systems which can fully flood a hangar to protect the aircrafts during a fire event).
- Petrochemical, Oil and Gas Process Areas
- Flammable liquid storage
- Tank Protection (applying foam into the tank with use of approved discharging device such as a foam chamber or foam maker. The foam will blanket the full surface of the product in the tank thus suppression vapors, forming a barrier against oxygen and providing a cooling effect which will ultimately extinguish a fire).
- Loading facilities (to protect the loading arms, valve manifold, transfer pumps and sump pans during a fire event).
- Oil and Fuel Transfer Pump House
- Engine Rooms
FIRE DETECTION & ALARM NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Fire Detection Systems are designed and installed in compliance to NFPA 72. These systems are widely used in the Industrial, Commercial, Manufacturing, Storage & Residential markets to provide early detection of smoke or fire and give the necessary notification so that the relevant response can be actioned as well as evacuation. Fire Alarm Systems comprise of many components including automatic and manual initiating devices which are connected to a Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP). There are many initiating devices approved per NFPA 72 with each having pros and cons depending on the application. Some of the initiating devices are smoke detectors, heat detectors, beam detectors, Linear Heat Detector, Radiant Energy Detectors (Flame Detectors), CCTV, manual pull stations, etc. The panel will monitor the status of the initiating devices and in the event of detection of a fire event, the initiating device(s) will signal the FACP of the event. The FACP will then sound the necessary horn and strobe devices to give the necessary notification.
- Commercial and Residential Buildings.
- Industrial Facilities (Well Deck, Production Deck, Hydrocarbon Compressors and Transfer Pumps, Control Buildings, MCC Rooms, etc.)
- Warehousing and Storage Facilities.
- Restaurants and Diners
- Mechanical and Electrical Rooms (HVAC, Boiler, Pump, Generator, Electrical Panel and Transformer Rooms).
- Electrical Substations
- Cold Storage (to provide detection of are fires originating from the refrigeration and defrosting systems).
Sprinkler Systems comprises of many components which will ultimately achieve a water spray from discharging sprinkler nozzles during a fire. There are many different types of sprinkler systems which includes wet type, dry and pre-action. The systems comprise of key components such as the sprinkler nozzles, piping, pipe supports, isolation and control valves, water storage tank(s) and firewater pump(s). The system provides fire control and extinguishment by discharging water onto designed protected areas at a suitable application rate for the commodities being protected. These systems are designed, installed, and tested per NFPA 13.
- Commercial and Residential Building Protection
- Restaurants, Hotels and Accommodation Facilities.
- Mechanical Rooms
- Warehousing and Storage Facilities
- Manufacturing Facilities
GAS DETECTION SYSTEMS
A Gas Detection System is a system that is designed and installed to provide detection of target gases which are a concern to the client. These systems will detect the presence of the gas(es) of concerns such as combustible, toxic, refrigerant gases as well as the levels of oxygen. These systems are capable of detecting, natural gas, hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, hydrogen sulfide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, chlorine, carbon dioxide, oxygen, etc.). The system is comprised of gas detectors which are located at strategic locations (mainly coming out of a dispersion modelling study, risk assessment, local authority having jurisdiction request, closing to potential leak sources) to detect the gas in a timely manner.
There are many applications of these systems in the Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Petrochemical, HVAC, Food and Beverage Industries.
- Oil and Gas Facilities (Well Deck, Production Deck, Separators, Hydrocarbon Compressors and Transfer Pumps, Process Areas, Product Storage Tanks).
- Safe Shelters and Gas Refuge (to provide real time detection of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels within the safe shelter or refuge as well as monitor any ingress or toxic or combustible gases entering the safe area.
- Petrochemical Facilities (similar to the oil and gas facilities but tend to include perimeter monitors so that detector of any toxic or combustible gases leaving the facility limits can be detected).
- Generator Rooms (to detect any buildup of carbon monoxide, detect any combustible vapors coming from the fuel feed system and tank storage).
- HVAC and Refrigeration Rooms to detect any leakage of refrigerants.
- Restaurants (to detect any leakage of combustible gas such as LPG or natural gas within the cooking areas and gas storage locations).
WATER SPRAY DELUGE SYSTEM
Water Deluge Systems are systems which provide fire extinguishment and control with use of water spray. Deluge systems comprises of many components including water spray nozzles, piping, pipe supports, isolation and deluge valves, firewater pump(s) and water supply. These systems can be automatically activated via a fire or smoke detection system as well as via manually means. Deluge systems are used in places that are considered high hazard areas such as power plants, aircraft hangars, well bays, offshore oil and gas facilities, chemical storage, and processing facilities. Deluge systems are needed where high velocity suppression is necessary to prevent rapid fire spread and have extinguishing abilities.
Deluge Systems are designed, installed and tested per NFPA 15.
- Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities (to protect well bay, production areas, process and pump skid packages).
- Structural Cooling (in the event of a fire, cooling to exposure structures such as structural steel beams and roof structures)
- Exposure Protection (in the event of a tank fire, water spray is applied to the tank shell of the neighboring tank(s) to provide cooling to the exposed tank from structural failure and ignition)
- Tank or vessel protection
- Distillation processes
- Special Hazard Storage and Manufacturing Facilities
CLEAN AGENT EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
Clean agent suppression systems are fundamentally designed to protect irreplaceable assets and the people around them. Clean agents include both chemical agents (3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, FM-200, ECARO-25®) and inert gases (PROINERT®), all of which are ideal for protecting servers, electronics, artwork, archives and more. They produce none of the collateral damage often associated with sprinkler systems. Best of all, they are safe for people and the environment. Additional benefits that clean agent suppression systems have over traditional water sprinklers include:
- Fast-Acting Suppression – Clean agent suppression systems are dispersed and reach required concentration levels within as little as 10 seconds, snuffing out a fire before it results in catastrophic damage. They are designed specifically to extinguish fires, unlike traditional sprinklers which are designed to contain the fire until fire safety personnel can arrive.
- Minimal Cleanup and Residue – Ruined electronics, soggy carpet and damaged furniture are all common staples of a triggered sprinkler system. Today’s chemical and gaseous fire suppression solutions result in little to no cleanup, allowing operations to quickly return to normal.
- People Safe – Clean agents are safe for people and are approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency for us in normally occupied spaces.
- Various Options to Meet Your Needs – Whether your organization requires the “greenest,” the most cost-effective or the most globally accepted fire suppression solutions available, clean agent suppression systems can be highly customized to meet these needs.
Our clean agent suppression systems include:
- 3M™ Novec™ Fire Protection Fluid* – The most eco-friendly chemical clean agent available. It extinguishes fires with minimal collateral damage and cleanup and does so with zero ozone-depleting potential and a global warming potential of just one.
- FM-200 (chemical agent) – The most globally accepted chemical agent with the greatest number of installations worldwide among the chemical agents.
- ECARO-25 (chemical agent) – Requires 10 percent less agent than an FM-200 system and 30 percent less agent than an FK-5-1-12 system, making it one of the most cost-effective clean agents.
- PROINERT (inert gas) – Provides the most flexible design options of the clean agents for two primary reasons:
PROINERT operates at much higher pressure than chemical agents
because inert gases are stored in a gaseous state, unlike chemical agents which are stored as a liquid, PROINTER2 sustains minimal friction loss as it flows through a pipe network, allowing for longer pipe runs and more zoning options.
CO2 – CO2 fire suppression systems dispense carbon dioxide gas into a fire and in the process reduces oxygen and extinguishes the fire. Since CO2 poses health risks to humans at certain levels this type of system is usually an option for unoccupied spaces such as electrical rooms, spray booths, and flammable liquid storage areas. Unfortunately, these systems are sometimes in occupied areas. In these cases, facilities must take extra precautionary measures and have a safety plan in place for building occupants.
- Computer systems, including server rooms, and other electrical components
- Telecommunications systems
- Record/file repositories and libraries — anything with paper that must be protected
- Digital data repositories
- Cultural assets such as historical buildings, museums, and artwork
- Flammable liquid storage for which sprinkler systems may not provide proper protection
- Subfloors with critical building infrastructure that can be damaged with exposure to water
- Laboratory and medical equipment
FIXED FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
IRP Fire and Safety Limited is the certified design, supply and installation company for the MSA Fixed Fall Protection Systems for working at heights. Whether inland or in offshore environments these engineered systems are available for vertical, inclined, horizontal and roof applications. The fixed fall protection systems provide users with constant tie off throughout the entirety of the system. Cable lifelines and components are made with 316S and 17-4 stainless steel, making it worthy of the tough coastal and offshore applications.
Vertical Fall Protection Systems
- Ladder systems and telecom mast applications.
- Utilization of up to 4 users.
- Option to incorporate at design stage of new structures or retrofitting to existing structures.
- Ability to follow contours of any structure.
- Fall arrest capabilities.
- 1×19 316 Stainless Steel Cable.
Horizontal and Incline Fall Protection Systems
- Versatile and ease of use systems.
- Easily customized for virtually any structure.
- Ability to adapt to changes in direction.
- Multiple persons on one system at a time.
- Fall arrest capabilities.
- Multiple personal Trans-fasteners available for different degrees in incline.
- 7×7 316 Stainless Steel Cable.
Overhead Fall Protection Systems
- Multiple applications. Single span and multi-span.
- Single span up to 60 meters in length.
- Capable of 3 workers at one time on single span.
- Unconstrained mobility and hands-free constant tie off.
- Option to restrict access for individuals to a span.
- Fall arrest capabilities.
- 1×19 316 Stainless Steel Cable.
Roof Fall Protection Systems
- Constant Force Post Technology.
- Load generated from a fall is absorbed through the Latchways system, minimizing load on roof.
- Designed to fit nearly any roof configuration.
- Multiple users at one time.
- Fall arrest and fall restraint design capabilities.
- Multi-directional system.