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#1 khalled11


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Posted 14 June 2022 - 02:16 PM

what is the minimum volume for crude oil storage tank to install fixed fire fighting system


and if I have standalone crude oil storage tank in desert  , is it mandatory to protect it by fixed firefighting system 

#2 Madanalaum


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Posted 18 June 2022 - 11:17 PM

Good day,


There may not be a straightforward answer to this. Typically, fire protection requirement is determined based on:

1. Local Regulations

2. Analysis of Fire and Explosion hazard 

3. Analysis of local condition (exposure to adjacent properties)

4. Availability of fire department or mutual aid response.


I remembered a discussion in NFPA 30, Chapter 22.8 that for vertical atmospheric fixed roof storage tank (Class-I Fluid) larger than 190 m3 requires a fire extinguishing system if located in a congested area where there is a risk of escalation from on to the storage tank. 


So, they are provided if risk warrants the provision and/or the local regulation requires the system to be installed. 

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