Enhancing safety measures at a high hazard petrochemical site

2024-05-14T13:25:21+10:00May 14th, 2024|Case Studies|

Challenge A fire protection company engaged us to conduct foam fire suppression system testing at a high hazard petrochemical site. The objective was to ensure the systems operated correctly and met relevant standards. Delta Fire was tasked with going to their client's site and performing the necessary tests efficiently and effectively. Solution During the testing phase, we encountered challenges with some of the systems. It was discovered that certain pressure reducing valves were causing discrepancies in flow and pressure, leading to ineffective foam proportioning. This issue threatened the overall efficiency of the fire suppression systems and posed a potential risk ...

Ensuring compliance and safety for a major food chain located at Gold Coast Airport

2024-04-18T15:02:53+10:00April 18th, 2024|Case Studies|

Overview Delta Fire was tasked with installing a fire suppression system with locally manufactured hoods for the kitchen of a major food chain located at Gold Coast Airport. The project encountered significant challenges during the on-site installation phase, particularly regarding establishing the system's location and certification. These challenges necessitated multiple revisions to ensure the certification met regulatory standards and the client's specific requirements. Clear communication and meticulous attention to detail were paramount in overcoming these obstacles. Solution We ensured all necessary paperwork was received, reviewed and revised. The collaborative efforts between all parties culminated in delivering comprehensive certification documents, facilitating ...

Seamless installation of Ansul fire suppression systems ensures uninterrupted operations for a major Australian venue company

2024-02-19T12:29:43+11:00February 19th, 2024|Case Studies|

Challenge A leading Australian venue company recently undertook a crucial project to install fire suppression systems in the kitchens of multiple venues across Melbourne, Regional Victoria, and South Australia. The primary challenge was implementing these safety measures without disrupting the day-to-day operations of the busy kitchens. Solution We began with site surveys for each venue to determine specific system requirements and understand each kitchen's operational hours. This was crucial for planning the installation works with minimal impact and meeting the unique needs of each venue. A vital aspect of the strategy involved the location of the systems equipment to avoid ...

PEMS – fire suppression system for a PNG facility

2022-07-20T09:34:43+10:00March 2nd, 2022|Case Studies|

Challenge Queensland based engineering, procurement and construction company PEMS approached Delta Fire looking for a fire suppression system for a PNG facility. A foam pourer for an internal floating roof tank was required. The tank was used to store volatile liquids, which posed a fire threat to the facility. Although Delta Fire was commissioned to provide a single foam pourer, after a complete fire safety assessment, we found a unit that led to a revision of the chamber pourers. Solution Delta Fire developed guidance regarding suitable pourers to achieve the appropriate safety standards. We also reviewed cooling rings and fire ...

Patrick Terminals – crane cabinet fire suppression

2022-08-25T16:48:04+10:00March 2nd, 2022|Case Studies|

Challenge  Patrick Terminals is Australia's leading container terminal operating some of Australia's most technologically advanced container terminals at four ports around the Australian coast. Patrick Terminals had acquired five new containers in Perth and Melbourne. They approached Delta Fire to fit the electrical cabinets in the container cranes with fire suppression systems. Previously they had issues with the sealing room. So, they wanted to move away from total flood protection. Delta Fire was tasked with designing and installing systems on cranes in both locations.  Solution  After stakeholder meetings, we determined a Firetrace system would meet the needs and risks associated ...

Snowy Hydro – foam fire suppression

2022-03-02T11:46:05+11:00March 2nd, 2022|Case Studies|

Background  Snowy Hydro provides on demand, reliable energy to Australia with gas fired power stations. One crucial part of maintaining these types of assets is fire protection. Power generating equipment, whether a standalone unit, incorporated into a machine or equipment or adjacent to a structure, runs independently and is unattended most of the time. So, fire presents a significant risk. A short in the equipment or a power surge can trigger a fire that can spread out of control quickly. Challenge Snowy Hydro was looking for a reliable supplier to provide them with an Australian compliant fire suppression system for ...

Caboolture Bus Lines – vehicle fire protection

2022-03-01T17:05:40+11:00March 1st, 2022|Case Studies|

Challenge  Caboolture Bus Lines is a Queensland operator of urban services, school buses, charter services and Bribie Island Coaches buses. As an accredited Translink provider the safety of their passengers and drivers is critical. They approached Delta Fire as their fleet of Diesel Passenger Buses need a fire suppression system that had to comply with Government rules and regulations. Caboolture Bus Lines had to find a safety solution that was compliant and reliable. Solution A thorough risk assessment determined that the Amerex VS DC Fire Suppression System would offer everything they were looking for. As a bus fire can lead ...

Sydney Fish Market

2019-10-11T09:53:09+11:00August 26th, 2019|Case Studies|

Nicholas Seafood, the Sushi Bar, Peter’s Fish Market, the Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Chinese restaurant, the Fish Market Café and Christie’s Seafood all faced a similar problem — to provide kitchen staff and customers with reliable, swift and effective kitchen fire protection.

Bell Bay Aluminium

2019-10-11T10:02:16+11:00August 26th, 2019|Case Studies|

Bell Bay Aluminium situated on the Tamar River, approximately 45 kilometres from Launceston. The smelter produces around 190,000 of aluminium each year and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. After some recent machinery fires, Bell Bay Alumina needed their vehicles to be fitted with tailored fire protection systems to protect both their vehicles and their drivers.

Windfarm fire protection

2019-10-11T10:02:44+11:00August 26th, 2019|Case Studies|

The wind farm about 100km north of Adelaide had 3 MW Vestas V90 turbines towers 80-metres above the ground each with a rotor diameter of 90 metres. With an investment on this scale, safety issues, and the environmental impact of fire-damaged or destroyed turbines, the windfarm was investigating options for effective fire detection and suppression.

Ampol

2022-05-06T15:26:20+10:00August 26th, 2019|Case Studies|

The Caltex oil refinery, on banks of the Brisbane River, is a high-hazard environment where crude oil is refined into petrol, diesel, jet fuel and base oils for lubricants and specialist products that include liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and bitumen.  Due to this process, the site needs reliable and effective firefighting measures and constant diligence.

Delta Fire solution protects steel industry plant operators

2019-10-11T10:03:15+11:00August 26th, 2019|Case Studies|

Steel industry services company, Australian Steel Mill Services, approached Delta Fire looking for a fire suppression system to protect their heavy vehicle operators. At Australian Steel Mill Services, they collect and treat molten slag from the blast furnace and the steel making processes and are responsible for the processing and marketing of approximately 1.2 million tonnes of slag per year.

Lightning protection boosts safety for resources companies

2019-10-11T10:03:49+11:00August 26th, 2019|Case Studies|

ightning strikes are far more common than many realise and, with the changes in the global climate and changing weather patterns, they are well and truly on the increase.  Australia is at particular risk because, according to a joint NASA and National Space Development Agency of Japan study, approximately 70 percent of lightning occurs on land in the tropics, where the majority of thunderstorms occur.

Mackay Hospital

2019-10-11T10:03:58+11:00August 26th, 2019|Case Studies|

At Queensland Health's recently redeveloped and extended Mackay Base Hospital in north Queensland the main IT server room need a fire protection system installed.  The server equipment housed in the room is of vital importance to the smooth running of the hospital’s complex administration underpinning the wellbeing of both in-patients and out-patients.  Its loss or damage following a fire could potentially have dire consequences.

Aviation hangar at Brisbane Airport

2019-11-12T20:47:13+11:00August 21st, 2019|Case Studies|

Brisbane Airport’s recently introduced an environmental protection policy whereby hangars will be approved only if their design prevents the release to the environment of any pollutants spilled inside the hanger. At a new 2500 square meter five start aviation hanger at Brisbane airport Delta Fire was contracted to install a firefighting system which needs to meet the new environment protection policy standards.