Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
Deluge System Installation at Ammunition Plant
Upon the acceptance of the Poole Fire Protection Inc. plans for the design and installation of a deluge suppression system, PRO3 was contracted to manage the installation of the system.
PRO3 provided equipment, installation, programming and testing for the fire suppression system per the drawings for the B35 Primer Foil Press wing at ATK.
Poole Fire Protection attended the Safety Meeting, Project Kick-Off Session and participated in a Walk-Through of the facility. To perform the work, Poole Fire Protection tapped the existing four inch sprinkler main with a mechanical tee to supply the new two inch deluge valve system header and installed a new control valve that controls water to the new deluge valve header.
Construction of the new deluge valve header, including six individual butterfly control valves immediately upstream of each deluge valve occurred next. Each butterfly valve has a built-in electronic tamper switch tied to the new fire alarm releasing panel. With installation of two new 1.5 inch Viking J-1 flow control/deluge valves came an electronic trim to automatically start and stop the flow of water upon appropriate signals from the new fire alarm releasing panel / flame detector in Cell #1 and Cell #2.
Next, the team managed the installation of the new Viking spray nozzle having a K factor of 1.8 with an 80 degree angle. Lastly, the project included flushing and hydrostatic testing of all new fire suppression piping to the point of entry into Cell #1 and Cell #2 were performed and witnessed by the fire protection engineer of record.
The timeline to install the deluge system for Cell #1 and the header of 5 additional deluges (future cells) was performed over a weekend (2 Days) when Cell #1 was cleaned and sanitized of explosive contaminants. The installation of the deluge system and flame detector for Cell #2 was installed in 1 day.