Fires are unfortunately a common occurrence
Fires are unfortunately a common occurrence in many of our industries, including the petroleum industry. Fires can occur in many different locations and situations, including underground storage tanks, pipelines, and above ground storage tanks. While these fires often require a specific approach to be extinguished effectively, above ground fire suppression systems are a proven method to ensure that these fires do not become disastrous and jeopardize human life or the environment.
Above ground fire suppression systems essentially consist of a water tank (usually 50 gallons or more) that is connected to piping that runs from the tank to another piping system which supplies water pressure from your municipal source (or from a generator). You may also choose between dry chemical foam or carbon dioxide gas extinguishing agents depending on your specific needs.
With an above ground system in place you have additional protection against potential damage caused by both accidental accidents and acts of arson as well as giving peace of mind knowing that if something major were ever to go wrong with one of your tanks there would be immediately available resources at hand instead having them miles away within city limits where they could take hours before reaching you
In the event of a fire, an above ground suppression system can help reduce the damage caused by fire. By using a proven method of extinguishing fires, you can be confident in knowing that your property will be safe from harm.
These systems have been proven effective in many different situations and environments, including:
- commercial buildings
- industrial facilities
- residential areas
Using Inert Gas
These above ground fire suppression systems work through an inert gas that is dispensed into the airspace of an above ground storage tank. This inert gas is usually one of two types: a combination of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, or argon. These gases quickly spread throughout the entire tank, displacing all oxygen until there is none left, causing the fire to become extinguished by suffocation. It has been proven effective on multiple occasions and can help prevent further damage from occurring to the tank in question (which could potentially allow even more hazardous fumes to escape).
Inert gas is also used with underground tanks as well, but since these tanks are below ground with no direct access for workers or firefighters to get inside them if there were ever an incident, it’s considerably more difficult to effectively extinguish fires without endangering lives. However this does not mean it isn’t possible; many companies have come up with creative ways around this problem including using water jets at high pressure through special hoses called “injectors.”
An above ground fire suppression system is easy to deploy remotely, which means it can be used in a variety of situations. For example, if you need to control the spread of a fire that has broken out near an oil rig, then this type of sprinkler system can provide quick and effective protection. It also offers great accessibility for oil rig workers who are working at heights or in difficult-to-reach areas such as undersea or offshore rigs.
Above ground systems are also very useful in industrial settings where there is potential for fires caused by machinery or vehicles. These types of sprinkler systems can be installed on buildings as well as inside vehicles such as boats and trains that may also be involved in high-risk activities like transporting hazardous materials between locations.
An Effective Solution for Firefighters
One of the most important benefits of above ground fire suppression systems is that they are remotely deployed. This means that firefighters do not have to approach the area around the tank, making it safer for them and more efficient for everyone involved. In addition, these systems have been shown time and time again to be simple to use and effective in tackling a fire before it can cause any damage or harm.
Above ground fire suppression systems are unique in that they can be remotely deployed by simply flipping a switch located outside the tank, keeping firefighters out of harm’s way while they still accomplish their goals. This also helps them get the job done more efficiently since they do not need to suit up with heavy gear in order to approach the area around the tank. In addition, these systems have been shown time and time again to be simple to use and effective.
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Above ground fire suppression systems can be used in many different situations, and it is important to do your research before deciding which system is best for your particular application. They are an effective way to fight fires quickly and efficiently, while also protecting human life from harm’s dangerous fumes that can be produced by such fires. These systems are also simple enough for anyone to use if necessary – just flip a switch!