Power and Energy
RiskEng industrial fire and risk engineers have considerable experience in the areas of fire risk assessment, the development of fire safety guidelines and fire protection/detection design of power stations and related facilities in Australia and internationally. Our team is competent and qualified to carry out initial design, modifications and auditing of power station assets in relation to fire risk, hazardous areas, hazardous chemicals storage and handling, fire protection and smoke management system design.
Typical fire hazards addressed by RiskEng include the potential for the rapid development of large fires in turbine halls as a result of oil soaked pipe lagging igniting during maintenance shutdowns, lubricating oil leaks at bearings and pumps and bund fires. Many of these hazards manifest as fire safety risks where inappropriate smoke control system design, particularly in pre-1996 facilities where smoke/heat vents sometimes do not meet current design requirements. Other fire issues stem from inappropriate foam suppression system design and inadequate fire protection of relay protection facilities.
RiskEng industrial fire and risk engineers have solved a number of these issues using risk based approaches where they have worked closely with power station engineers and management to develop a risk-cost-benefit analysis, subsequently used during discussions between our clients and their insurers.