Fire Protection Project Experience of owner:
Univision (KUVN, Channel 23), Dallas, TX: Designed complex system for television and news studio center, located on the 19th floor of an existing 26 story high rise building. The fire protection system consisted of a double interlocked pre-action sprinkler system for the tech center with an FM-200 gaseous suppression system protecting under the raised floor. The remaining areas were protected by a wet pipe sprinkler system. Produced design documents and calculations.
Fort Bliss Army Base, Texas: Assisted in the design of approximately 8 buildings and two aircraft hangars. The hangars contained Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) suppression systems with fire pumps. The other buildings contained conventional wet pipe systems. Was responsible for several of the designs and checking the entire project for technical accuracy and quality control. Office Building,
General Services Administration (GSA): Conducted Life Safety building survey inspections to ensure conformity to NAPA 101. Determined if the means of egress, smoke control, hazardous areas, fire separation, building construction, elevator shaft and controls, HVAC systems, exit signs; as well as the fire suppression, alarm, and detection systems were in accordance with the Life Safety Code. Submitted detailed reports containing violations, findings, and recommendations; rated buildings in accordance with NAPA 101M.
Carswell Air Force Base Naval air station in Fort Worth, TX: Performed engineering services involving fire protection systems in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1008B and NAPA codes for several military contracts. The work included an existing half a million-gallon storage tank. The project also includes new overhead and under-wing pre-action Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) systems for all aircraft hangars. Special pump flow performance acceptance test that was performed on the existing water pumps in accordance with NAPA 20. Sizing all equipment and piping, generating detailed electronic drawings and specifications for construction, hydraulic calculations, cost estimates, reports, field measurements, onsite inspections and testing of final fire suppression and fire alarm systems. Also performed hydrant flow tests, and reviewed shop drawings.
STAPLES Office Supplies, Distribution Center: This facility included ESFR suppression systems in the low bay area and standard ceiling sprinkler system with in-rack sprinklers in the high bay area. The facility included: fire protection pumping systems containing an electric and diesel fire pump each with a capacity of 2500 g.p.m. and a 300,000 gallon backup water supply tank. The warehouse contains 30 wet pipe sprinkler fire protection zones designed accordance with NAPA 13 and 231C.
Wal-Mart Warehouse Distribution Centers: desiged and sizing equipment for fire protection, HVAC, and plumbing systems for facilities over 1 million square feet in size. Generated detailed electronic drawings and specifications for construction, performed sizing calculations, interpreted building codes and local amendments, and determined design parameters from NAPA codes and Factory Mutual requirements. These warehouse distribution centers included: fire protection pumping systems containing (2) 2500 g.p.m. pumping system and larger, with water supply tanks as large as 300,000 gallons. The warehouse typically included 30 wet pipe sprinkler fire protection zones each with in-rack sprinkler systems in accordance with NAPA 231C. The facility contained extra high hazard combustibles in storage such as aerosols, which requires unique design parameters as delineated in NAPA 30B.
Mistersky Power Station, Detroit Public Lighting Company: Designed and specified a fixed extinguishing carbon dioxide fire alarm and detection system. Bellfonte Nuclear Plant, Hollywood, AL: The 2,600 MW electric plant required extensive modification to existing fire protection systems totaling more that $8 million. Over 12 buildings were involved. Responsible for performing intensive hydraulic calculations for existing multi-loop underground and building suppression systems. These calculations demonstrated that the existing systems failed hydraulically and seemed as the basis of design for modification of the existing fire protection systems. Engineered and sized new fire protection systems, piping, and equipment which included a 6,000 g.p.m. fire pump station with four diesel and electric pumps and 500,000 gallon supply tank. Engineered all underground fire water main distribution system. Also engineered the building water fire protection suppression systems that fed several types of systems. Sized the low pressure CO2 system utilized in the turbine generator exciter and the emergency diesel generator building.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Y-12 Plant, Oakridge, TN: Assisted in the design layout of a fire protection monitoring system for 500 fire protection valves, covering over 250 buildings, The project entailed point to point trial wiring design between data gathering panels (DGP) and all fire protection valves throughout the entire plant. Performed detailed drawings of internal wiring of DGP, aerial, and building wire run layouts. Also engineered and designed steam heating and ventilating systems on several buildings. Performed hydraulic calculations on fire protection systems.
Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station: Modeled and calculated the impact of a fire in areas containing highly combustible liquids. This was performed in order to determine temperature variations in areas with in fire area and in areas directly adjacent. This engineering model was used in the acceptance of non-UL rated fire dampers.