Bringing Together Process, Utility Piping is a Convenience at Most Plants and Refineries. But in a Fire it Can Quickly Lead to Danger.
Sharing the hard-won wisdom
Nobody on the Brayton Fire Training Field during the annual Industrial Fire School in July knows the pipe alley project better than retired Exxon firefighter Harold Broom. He has served as an instructor on the prop for 10 years, graduating to module leader for the course four years ago.
The 10-acre training field comes complete with a combination multiple-story burn building and high angle rope rescue prop, a four-level simulated process unit, and a 24-foot diameter bulk storage tank.
"Angels' share" refers to the portion of a distilled spirit lost to evaporation during aging. On July 2, 2019 in Woodford County, Kentucky somebody else wanted a taste.
Protecting the tank farm at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport falls under the jurisdiction of the Kenner Fire Department. To help with that obligation, Shell opened its corporate fire school in April to Kenner firefighters.
Lacey Paquin trained in medicine before joining Chevron. Her career path is pointing that direction again.
Phillips 66 used their corporate fire school as an opportunity to test a new electronic accountability system designed to track emergency responders taking advantage of medical surveillance technology already in place.
Immediate access to trained professionals makes for-profit fire response appealing.
Baker Fabrication's new system makes retrieving 12-inch hose a 1-person job.
Kinder Morgan's most recent fire training, conducted in April at the Refinery Terminal Fire Company training field in Corpus Christi, TX, is specifically structured to value team performance.
At Chevron, best practices with regard to fire protection is the responsibility of the corporate fire school staff, said Ricky Conerly, fire chief at Chevron's Pascagoula refinery.
Team IRIS firefighters often apply their talents to emergencies in foreign locales such as Kuwait and Angola. On March 20, the Intercontinental Terminals fire in Deer Park, Texas gave them the opportunity to do some of their best work on American soil.
Rumors regarding the retirement of Dwight Williams, one of the leading figures in large-volume flammable liquid storage firefighting, have been greatly exaggerated if the March 20 extinguishment of the massive Intercontinental Terminals Co. fire in Deer Park, Texas, is any indication.
In the last year, US Fire Pump has extended its firefighting interests from manufacturing large-volume pumps and monitors to responding to industrial emergencies to use that equipment.