Fire Safety Requirements".
The new SP are being developed in accordance with Federal Law of July 22, 2008, No. 123-ФЗ “Technical Regulations on Fire Safety Requirements”, taking account of the requirements of SP 155.13130.2014, SP 4.13130.2013, SP 5.13130.2009 and other regulatory documents. The Set of rules will establish fire safety requirements for the design, construction, overhaul, reconstruction and technical upgrading of loading racks.
When finalizing the SP project for filling racks for highly flammable and combustible liquids, the Pozhneftehim experts drew attention to the inadmissibility of the application of requirements to designing of filled foam lines (see Pozhneftehim presentation, pdf, 1 Mb). In addition, an incorrect requirement to limit the protected area to "not more than 1000 m2" was excluded. As a result, the protected area includes the railway track(s) with at least 3 railway tank cars on each side of the filling rack.
Relatively new is the requirement for the installation of fire monitors. “The fire monitors should be installed at a distance from the filling rack providing a heat flux density of not more than 5 kW/m2 (but not less than 15 m). If it is not possible to place fire monitors at specified distances, it is allowed to install them at shorter distances (up to 10 m), provided that duplicate fire monitors or remotely controlled fire monitors or oscillating monitors are installed, or heat-protective screens or water curtains are used to reduce the heat flux to the value not exceeding 5 kW/m2".
The draft SP for loading and unloading racks also defines the terms ‘reserve’ and ‘stock of foam concentrate’. So, the ‘reserve of foam concentrate’ is the required amount of the foam concentrate ready for immediate use in cases of re-ignition or failure of the fire extinguishing system to fulfill its task. The stock is stored in a warehouse to replenish the foam concentrate in the fire extinguishing system.
Logical diagram of a fire extinguishing system for a railway loading rack equipped with the Pozhneftehim equipment and foam concentrate
Logical diagram of a fire extinguishing system for a truck loading rack with equipment and a foam concentrate manufactured by Pozhneftehim
The new Set of Rules will deal with railway and truck racks designed for loading or unloading of highly flammable and combustible liquids, as well as LPG. The code will establish the requirements for modern fire extinguishing systems of automated on-spot loading systems. A special feature of on-spot loading is a special shunting device that moves tanks under loading in a clock mode.
Sergey Panov, the Pozhneftehim Technical Director notes:
“Russian standards in the field of fire safety of industrial facilities are being revised. There is a need to update a number of articles. For us, the participation in the revision of codes and GOSTs is an honorable responsibility. In the process, we get familiar with current international standards and analyze the experience of operating systems designed according to the standards of the 1960s-1980s. We are grateful to the developers of the standards for attention to our comments and suggestions".
In 2018, the Pozhneftehim experts worked on documents such as GOST “Water and foam fire extinguishing installations. Proportioners. General technical requirements to fire extinguishing systems and installations” and SP “Fire protection systems. Automatic fire extinguishing installations. Design rules and regulations".The Pozhneftehim, a manufacturer of equipment and foam concentrates for foam and water fire extinguishing systems, has been working in the field of fire safety of industrial facilities since 2004. We invite designers and industrial safety specialists to the Advanced training course “Modern technologies of foam fire extinguishing at the facilities of the oil, petrochemical and gas industry” (License of the Ministry of Education No. 0133/03215 dated 09/30/2016). The training base is at the Pozhneftehim’s own production unit in the city of Donskoy, Tula region. More detailed information on the dates, program and training conditions with specialists of LLC Pozhneftehim and on the website www.pnx-spb.ru
"SP project for loading racks" 2018. Download doc, 0,7 Mb
From May 31 to June 3, 2023, the XXXV International Scientific and Practical Conference "Actual problems of Fire Safety" was held within the framework of the salon "Integrated Safety" of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia.
On November 23, 2022, the meeting of the Science and Technical Council of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (NTS RMRS) was attended by the heads of the Pozhneftehim Group: General Director Evgeniy Dmitrievich Veselov, Deputy Director Sergey Alexandrovich Panov and Head of R&D Yuri Konstantinovich Poteryaev.
Pozhneftehim, the manufacturer of fire extinguishing systems and developer of design documentation for fire safety of industrial facilities, has prepared Special technical conditions for the EVRAZ facility in the Tula region. The STU has passed necessary approvals in state bodies.
Pozhneftehim, a large Russian manufacturer of equipment and foam concentrates for fire extinguishing systems, continues to implement the strategy of lean manufacturing and optimization of production processes.
Pozhneftehim has received one more positive reference from customer. Specialists of the China National Chemical Engineering