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Deluge Systems Offer Superior Fire Protection in Oil Refinery Fires

The oil industry plays a significant role in our everyday lives, powering our vehicles and providing asphalt for the roads we drive on as well as the raw material for almost all types of plastics. Currently, the global current demand for oil averages 98.51 million barrels per day (mbd), which represents approximately $6.8 billion (in US dollars) in

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Mark Barnhart

Mark Barnhart
National Sales Manager Fire Protection 20+ Years Oil/Gas Service and Sales Texas A&M University 1996

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In high-hazard settings such as oil extraction facilities, refineries, and buildings in industrial parks where chemicals and other flammable liquids are stored, deluge systems are the preferred type of fire sprinkler system. Often referred to as open sprinklers, deluge systems are designed with open nozzles and empty, non-pressurized lines and are designed to discharge through all the sprinkler heads in the system. Because they deliver a large quantity of water all at once, they offer the best protection in the event of a fire in these types of facilities. 

Most industrial fire protection valves are highly robust by design. However, they can still crack under the pressure of water freezing inside them, making their winterization critical to protecting the ability of the system to function properly in the event of a fire.  

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