Our Fire Protection engineers offer a wide range of fire protection and safety engineering services for various commercial markets, including industrial, institutional, and municipal business sectors. Design services are available for both fire detection and fire suppression systems, including complete design of a new system or modification to an existing system.
Our Fire Protection engineers can perform plan reviews on behalf of municipalities or facility owners to ensure conformance with applicable code requirements. We can collaborate with equipment manufactures to specify equipment needs and design special hazards fire suppression systems for virtually any set of conditions. We have designed automatic sprinkler and special hazard fire suppression systems and provided on-site installation oversight for a variety of commercial / industrial facilities including high rise building applications, bank vaults, multi-use oilfield support occupancies, ship propulsion spaces aboard U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker vessels, and liquefied natural gas terminals. We have provided oversite of turnkey fire water suppression and detection system upgrades at oil and gas processing facilities, including installation of fire water storage tanks, pump houses, underground fire main and fixed water spray systems.
Our Fire Protection group is comprised of professionals with fire protection engineering, as well as, chemical engineering backgrounds which enables us to also assess chemical process hazards. We have experience with ALOHA which is an atmospheric dispersion model used for evaluating releases of hazardous chemical vapors
Our fire protection engineering staff maintains their technical edge through continuing education and service to industry organizations including SFPE, NFPA, ASTM and IEEE.
Our fire protection engineers also work with independent testing laboratories and material vendors to establish and qualify custom solutions for unique plant configurations, including combination fire and flood rated penetrations seals for an array of complex penetration geometries. Our hands-on approach to managing full-scale test programs allow our engineers to gain valuable insights to material performance under actual fire and flood conditions. In addition, our fire protection engineering staff maintains their technical edge through continuing education and service to industry organizations including SFPE, NFPA, ASTM and IEEE.
Areas of service and expertise include:
- Building Code Compliance
- NFPA Code Compliance
- Life Safety Code Assessments
- Fire Detection and Alarm System Design and Modification
- Fire Water Supply Design and Hydraulic Analysis
- Fire Suppression System Design and Modification (including sprinkler systems, water spray systems, clean agent systems, and foam / chemical systems)
- Fire, Explosion, and Chemical Hazard Assessment and Evaluation
- Fire Modeling
- Specification of Equipment and Services
- Conceptual Design and Consulting Services
- Fire Barrier Design, Qualification and Evaluation (including associated passive features such as, fire doors, fire dampers and fire barrier penetration seals)