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Firefighting system debottlenecking and upgrading

Challenge

A common (30 years old) water based firefighting system was protecting Shell site in Gent. The site is shared with four other companies involved as stakeholders. Goal: having an independent firefighting system. 

Approach

  • Adequacy check of the existing firefighting system with the new configuration through checking the associated pump house, the new ringmain layout and the sectional valves position.
  • Upgrade the existing firefighting system in order to comply with current applicable Belgian and European standards / the Shell specifications (DEP`s).
  • Hydraulic check of the PH ability to provide the required pressure and flowrate for the sprinkler system installed in a High Bay: Warehouse with automated rack storage.

Added service

  • The  tender specifications were prepared in order to perform the required renovation works in the pump house
  • Advice in the installer selection process
  • Follow-up of the on site works
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