Electrical Projects


Fire Alarm System Upgrades

Beulah, ND

Fire Alarm System Design/Code Review
Overview

The Great Plains Synfuels Plant, like most facilities of their size, had multiple buildings with multiple fire alarm systems installed. These disconnected systems led to complex maintenance and very little redundancy in managing processes and protocol. And with most of the systems obsolete, replacing these systems with a single, integrated solution became a top priority.

Project Details

Apex Engineering Group was called on to provide complete electrical system design and final code review for an integrated fire alarm system. Apex performed a thorough on-site audit of the various systems in place and detailed the unique requirements of the facility, such as: hazardous locations, control of deluge and pre-action fire suppression systems, linear heat detection, system variable monitoring and any unique installation requirements.

Apex partnered closely with the ownership group and fire alarm system supplier to ensure all designs and implementations meet both National Fire Protection Association and Factory Mutual (FM) Global stringent requirements. Apex provided the knowledge needed to ensure approval by FM. Apex also provided as-built record keeping services to the owner, making future modifications easier and shortening the time needed for design and implementation.

 

Owner

Dakota Gasification Company

Client

Simplex-Grinnell