Containerized Fire Water Pump Set with Submersible Lift Pumps

Project description

To protect the oil and gas facilities in the Battery Pier area in the event of an incident, the Isle of Man Government, had to upgrade the existing fire fighting system, requiring a dedicated fire water pump system. The challenge in this project was that the only available space to install the fire water pump system was adjacent to a main road, which blocked the access to open water.

Hydrodiesel has developed a diesel-hydraulic solution where submerged hydraulic driven lift pumps feed the fire water to the diesel driven main pumps, which in turn supply the fire water downstream to the fire main ring

Customer / End User:
Isle of Man Government / Manx Petroleum

Battery Pier, Port Douglas – United Kingdom

System capacity:
1035 m³/h @ 12.5 bar (3x 50%)

Scope of supply:
One (1) Custom-built containerized (45ft) with three (3) diesel driven hydraulic power packs and fire water pump sets in accordance with NFPA 20, comprising of:
• 3x Hydraulic driven submerged lift pump (517 m³/h @ 1.5 bar) with AISI316 caisson
• 3x Fire pump controller
• 3x Auto Start control panel
• 3x Redundant electric starting system
• 3x Fuel system with tank (20hr)
• Integrated cooling water system
• Ventilation system for room cooling and combustion air intake
• Engine exhaust system
• 1x Jockey pump (250 lpm @ 7 bar)
• 1x Foam mixing system 1-3% (600-6000 lpm @ 7 bar)
• Factory acceptance test with site start-up and commissioning activities

Installation of one of the three submersible lift pumps

Jetty with the caisson arrangement for the submersible lift pumps

Inside of the container showing the three pump sets with hydraulic power packs in a row

Test of the fire fighting system during the commissioning phase of the fire water pump sets