Fire Water Systems

The best way to protect your employees, your property and the environment is to prevent a fire from happening. The most effective way to do this is to eliminate or minimize all fire hazards. If a fire does occur immediate steps should be taken to control it, and prevent it from spreading. Fire prevention and control is achieved by combining engineering, work practice and administrative controls.

Fire water systems provide an adequate water supply for firefighting, vessel and structural cooling in the event of a fire within the plant. Along with the fire water system are several other associated extinguishing systems that must all work simultaneously to deal with industrial fire situations.

This course provides the basic knowledge for the safe operation, maintenance and management of equipment associated firefighting systems. The course emphasizes the extreme importance of theses systems on the safe and efficient operation of the entire plant and compliance requirements.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information


Industrial Fire Fighting Systems

    • Fire water supply
    • Active and passive systems
    • Flow diagram
    • Fire water supply, equipment and components

On day 1, participants will gain an understanding of industrial fire water systems layout and components in order to comprehend the operation and maintenance of the equipment associated with these systems.  The types of fire water pumps and their specific configurations, operation and applications will be reviewed.  Compliance issues associated with fire water systems will also be covered.



Foam, Sprinkler, Carbon Dioxide, and Deluge Systems

    • Foam types, concentrations, properties, comparisons
    • Wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems
    • Advantages and application of carbon dioxide systems
    • Types and applications of deluge systems

Day 2 will focus on understanding the specifics of industrial fire water systems relative to safe operation and maintenance.  Specific compliance issues associated with these systems will also be covered.  Health, safety and environmental issues associated with the systems will be discussed with particular emphases an process and personal safety requirements.

This course is mainly targeted to process technicians, process technologists and safety personnel. The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment and materials purchasing, equipment procurement, job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline:    Process operations

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Foundation

Course Version:      0

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Participants should have some recent exposure to oil and gas facility terminology.