Fire Safety Engineering

Fire Safety Engineering


Safe(ty) design is a process defined as the integration of hazard identification and risk assessment methods early in the design process to eliminate or minimise the risks of injury… Safe design is everybody’s business – from clients to designers to constructors.

FEED / Conceptual Engineering

  • Hazardous Area Evaluation, Fire Risk consideration, preparation of Fire Protection equipment / system specifications
  • Material and Corrosion Technology; advisory on suitable materials for Firewater Systems
  • Review of applicable environmental regulations/policies/guidelines and performance standards for foam concentrate selection


Basic Engineering

  • Preparation of Fire Protection Plot Plans, Piping and Instrument Diagrams
  • Design of deluge distribution piping
  • Preparation of technical proposals from analysis of specification and standards, evaluating options/alternatives, designing/sizing
  • Fluid mechanic calculations: Pressure, flow rate, head losses, pump duties, (using software Pipenet, Bernoulli’s principles, Darcy-Weisbach and Hazen-Williams equations etc)
  • Nozzle/discharge equipment selection (coverage, throw/reach, foam expansion ratio)


Detailed Engineering

  • Design of deluge, sprinkler, foam nozzles layout drawings
  • Perform Hydraulic calculations and balancing of deluge piping distribution systems (see note on software below)
  • Foam concentrate proportioning calculations and proportioners selection
  • Write System functional specifications



  • Installation and Commissioning Procedures
  • Generic Maintenance Strategies and Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Equipment Operations Performance Standards and testing programs



  • Optimisation of Operators Programs for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
  • Performance Strategy and testing procedures
  • Site surveys and review of facilities firewater systems
  • Provide specialised expertise in the design, testing and commissioning for fire protection systems (sprinklers, deluge, foam, hydrants, hosereels, gaseous systems etc)
  • Foam concentrate transition feasibility review
  • Life Extension Programs



  • Environmental Management of Firefighting Foam Policy

Firefighting foam and firewater waste inevitably contain components that class as regulated wastes that require special handling, treatment and disposal