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BERMAD 400Y Torrent Deluge Valve: High Flow Capacity for Fire Protection

Posted by Noy Zalts on 09/05/17 10:00

When selecting a deluge valve for your fire protection system, one of the most important things to consider is flow capacity with low head loss. In a fire protection situation, every second is critical. It is essential for water/foam to reach the fire as soon as possible after the detection system is activated . Even a short delay can be catastrophic, especially where flammable materials are present. A valve’s specific design will affect both the volume and speed with which fluid can pass through the unit. These in turn have a significant effect on system performance, and on the eventual outcome should a fire event occur.   

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Topics: Fire Protection

Deluge Valve Monitoring: Visual Indicator vs. Pressure Sensor

Posted by Noy Zalts on 02/05/17 11:30

They say knowledge is power. And that is certainly true in fire protection. Knowing exactly what is going on in your fire protection system at any given time gives you vastly greater control. Reliable indication of the state of a valve can help diagnose problems, reduce system maintenance time, and improve performance and response time during a fire event.

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Topics: Fire Protection

Solving Water Hammer Problems with an Innovative Deluge Valve

Posted by Noy Zalts on 25/04/17 07:06

The Sakhalin project is a two-phase, on- and off-shore oil and gas development on Sakhalin Island, Russia, located in the Okhotsk Sea. The project is owned and operated by Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL). Combined, the Sakhalin phase 1 and 2 reserves contain an estimated 1,200 million barrels of crude oil. The project includes Russia’s first LNG plant, and is expected to contribute billions of dollars to the Russian economy. The first Sakhalin 1 well was drilled in 2003.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Offshore

Deluge Valve Case Study: Tempa Rossa Oilfield

Posted by Gaby Kantz on 13/04/17 11:39

The Tempa Rossa project is a newly developed oilfield situated in the Sauro Valley of the Basilicata region of southern Italy. The project is jointly owned by Total E&P Italia, Shell, and Mitsui E&P Italia. It was discovered in 1989 and brought into production in 2016. The oilfield is estimated to contain total reserves of 200 million barrels of high quality crude oil, with an anticipated peak daily output of 50,000 barrels. Natural gas, LPG, and sulfur are also being produced.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

The BERMAD 400Y Torrent Deluge Valves PT. II

Posted by Noy Zalts on 30/03/17 08:22

During a fire event, the need for efficiency in a fire protection system is absolute. Time is of the essence; even a slight delay in fire water delivery could spell the difference between a contained event and one that spirals out of control.  

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Topics: Fire Protection

The BERMAD 400Y Torrent Deluge Valves

Posted by Noy Zalts on 21/03/17 09:39

A fire event is a crisis that calls for fast and forceful response from both human and mechanical defenses. Unlike a conventional water works or irrigation scenario where there is plenty of time to start a hydraulic system up slowly, a fire emergency calls for rapid and immediate engagement of the system.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

The Importance of a Deluge Valve System for LNG

Posted by Noy Zalts on 02/03/17 05:52

Use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the modern economy is growing strongly, with LNG production expected to reach 10% of the global crude production by 2020. Like all fuels, LNG is highly flammable, making your fire protection system a critical consideration when developing new LNG infrastructure.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves, LNG

Deluge Valves for Tunnel Fires

Posted by Noy Zalts on 20/02/17 08:25

Thankfully, tunnel fires don’t happen very often. But when they do, they can be catastrophic.

Fires can occur inside a tunnel, or be brought into the tunnel by a vehicle (for instance, due to friction, faulty electrical connections, or spontaneous combustion of cargo.) Tunnels are also sensitive to terrorist sabotage. Both roadway tunnels and train tunnels present the ideal conditions for a fire to get dangerously out of hand:

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Topics: Fire Protection

Pressure Control Deluge Valves Used in Martin Linge Production Platform

Posted by Giora Cameron on 15/12/16 08:39

Fire protection systems play a critical role in preserving safety at oil and gas facilities. Deluge systems are classified as active fire protection measures and are commonly used in a wide range of offshore O&G installations, including floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, floating production systems (FPSs), and fixed platforms.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Offshore

BERMAD at ADIPEC 2016

Posted by Giora Cameron on 27/11/16 03:54

For the first time BERMAD Fire Protection hosted a stand at this year’s ADIPEC. Our stand was located in the UK pavilion alongside many other participating UK companies. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with many Regional End User’s, EPC’s, Integrators and suppliers (far too many to mention here).

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Topics: Fire Protection