All posts tagged fire prevention

IES Project Group Highlights

In addition to emergency response and preplanning support, clients also come to IES for equipment upgrades that better align response equipment to the demands of typical emergency scenarios. Currently IES is modifying two (2) trailer-mounted pumps, and converting a Ford F-350 into a robust quick-attack truck. A 3,000 gpm pump project included a mechanical evaluation, upgrades of the manifolds to accommodate 2 ½ inch suction and discharge ports, and mounting the pump on a trailer with the associate D.O.T. equipment to allow the pump to function as a transportable pump in the event of an emergency. Upgrading another pump package,…

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IES On Guard – Firewater Supply Backup

IES customers rely on us to provide emergency response services, as well as short term response to infrastructure failures. A chemical plant client recently contacted IES when its main water supply for firewater protection of its process units failed, and needed IES to provide backup resources to assure that fire water could be delivered in the event of a fire. IES mobilized personnel and equipment that included a large-diameter hose trailer, quick-attack truck, and portable monitors to meet the client’s fire protection needs. Surveying the situation upon arrival, IES deployed fire hose and portable fire hydrants tapping into an adjacent…

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Chemical Plant Protection

With the Mississippi River at its door step, Geismar Louisiana is well positioned for petrochemical facility supply chain, operations and commercial logistics. The area continues to see tremendous growth with over $20 billion in spending announced in the last few years for the Mississippi Corridor. On the request of current and potential new customers, Industrial Emergency Services opened the Geismar Fire Station in early 2015 to support customers in the area along the Mississippi Corridor. Numerous plants rely on IES to provide supplemental emergency response to augment their site-based emergency response programs. Whether providing only an incipient response or full…

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Guard Duty … IES Protects Industrial Facilities During Downtime

Petrochemical Fire Suppression Standby Today’s insurance and regulatory requirements will not allow facilities to suspend fire protection capabilities due to turnaround or loss of suppression systems due to repair or installation. Temporary fire protection solutions must be in place when considering a renovation, maintenance or turnaround project. IES was recently contracted by a Marine Terminal Operator in California to provide fire protection support during dock maintenance, which would interrupt its firewater system for several months.  IES deployed portable firewater pumps and ground monitors along with dry chemical wheeled units to support the facilities throughout their outage. In another instance, IES…

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Public / Private Sector Mutual Aid Agreement Serves Major Petroleum Facility

Located outside Baton Rouge, LA a large pipeline terminal facility that stewards over 20% of the eastern U.S. fuel supply contacted IES for assistance with safety pre planning, training and response. Like other facilities, with dozens of storage tanks, underground pipelines and pump stations, Site Managers were concerned about the various emergency scenarios that could impact the facility and interrupt operations. Referred by another IES customer, the Terminal Manager contacted IES to begin assessment phase of their exposure followed developing response plans, assisting with acquisition of necessary response equipment to manage potential incidents, and to map out and manage response…

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