Because of the increasing complexity of upstream and downstream, onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, operating companies have taken an aggressive stance to incorporate the latest fire protection methods in the design of grassroots and brownfield projects. While industry standards provide a minimum for protection and necessary guidance for design, most operators are seeking a higher level of protection against potential hazards. By incorporating this philosophy, they rely on experts to assist in creating a comprehensive fire protection approach as part of the total facility plan.
This is where Mustang applies its expertise. Armed with a team of degreed experts in fire engineering, they start at the pre-concept stage with an understanding of inherent safety considerations to help the client with layout considerations and technology decisions. They understand how fires start and propagate. They also know how to control and suppress fires. They are able to relate this knowledge to all engineering disciplines on the project – structural, instrument, process, mechanical and electrical. Familiar with all fire-related industry regulations and codes, the team is able to interface with all project participants and guide them through the certification process with the industry’s leading agencies.
Mustang’s fire protection group provides design assistance in selecting the most appropriate fire detection and suppression systems. Similarly, they provide configurations that afford maximum protection with the greatest possible efficiency. Relying on cutting-edge software, the team can provide comprehensive deliverables that detail each facet of the fire protection systems, substantiated by calculations. As with all of Mustang’s HSE approaches, the team strives to help the client avoid surprises, prevent delays, eliminate cost over-runs and, most importantly, reduce risks.
- Design and specification of fire water systems: Tank and pump sizing, sprinkler and water spray systems
- Fire Water P&IDs
- Design and specification of foam systems
- Design and specification of fixed suppression systems: dry chemical, gaseous extinguishing (CO2, clean agent, and water mist systems)
- Fire and gas detection layouts
- Fire fighting
- Safety equipment
- Location plans
- Passive fire protection: Fire proofing, fire and blast resistant barrier/building requirements