Aircraft hangar fire detection and protection systems are critical to protect the contents of the hangar and the facility itself. While a regional fixed base operator hangar might price out at $150,000 and a commercial jet airliner hangar at a few million, the commercial or military aircraft inside hangars can easily cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
AAR MRO Services supports airline operators with everything from maintenance inspections and equipment upgrades to airframe painting and heavy maintenance for all major aircraft in service. The largest MRO operator of its type in the Americas, AAR recently opened the company’s largest facility, located at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.
If a fire, smoke or gas leak is detected in an industrial facility, prescriptive actions must be taken by the fire and gas safety system, as well as the process control system, to mitigate and control the hazard. Using a certified, documented fire and gas safety system that can communicate appropriate messages to the process control system during an event is vital to the safety of a facility and its occupants.
By itself, hydrogen is colorless, odorless, tasteless and nontoxic. But when even small amounts of this seemingly harmless substance mix with air, it morphs into a major fire hazard.
In 2012 a large refinery in New South Wales came to a realisation – it needed to convert to a fuel tank farm and subsequently reduce staffing levels. Such a significant change would inevitably lead to the challenge of upgrading its fire protection and detection systems, to allow the site to become more automated and responsive in emergency situations...
The existing fire and gas detection systems at the sites (see The Sites panel) needed to be updated. The STOS I&E engineer responsible for Fire and Gas systems across the company said “The project was initiated to enhance even further the safety of our people, assets and the environment through increased Fire & Gas detection.” STOS enlisted Transfield Worley to undertake a study of the potential systems and detection devices they could use.
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and collection facilities need to be protected against the dangers of combustible and toxic substances. This is the role of a fire and gas protection system as defined for WWTPs by NFPA® 820 and other standards organizations.