14 October 2015
Fire Protection Technology recently completed a large Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) vapour mitigation system at the Caltex oil refinery in Brisbane.
In conjunction with Akron Brass, we were engaged to supply and commissioning an Akron Brass Storm
Monitor vapour mitigation system to control and/or mitigate the effect of HF vapour from any emergency release of HF from the plant. The scope of the water monitor mitigation system provides a water Wall /Curtin which surrounds the refineries alkalisation unit , thus controlling and containing any such release.
On this occasion the system provided consisted 9 Programmable remote control Storm Monitors and 12 manual Storm Brass monitors that can be used in a number of different configurations and pre-set automated spraying routines , as prescribed by risk analysis and HASOP identifications conducted by the refinery.
Each of the monitors supplied has the capacity discharge 7,600 l/min per min and be used in wall/ fog orientation for release perimeter control, or jet/ straight stream for knock down of any HF stream created at the point of leak or release. When operating at full capacity, the system will spray almost 160,000 litres of water as a fine spray to effectively absorb and HF that may be released.