On November 11, 2014 Williams Fire & Hazard Control (Tyco Fire Protection Products) volunteered to test the outcome of standard firefighting techniques on a controlled burn of Bakken Crude in the presence of Regulatory and Safety professionals representing a cross section of America’s Rail, Government (DOTD) and Oil & Gas sectors. See how Williams’ Thunderstorm C6 Foam agent effectively extinguished the Bakken Crude fires using standard firefighting techniques.
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Williams Fire & Hazard Control deploys men and materiel to all corners of the globe to respond as full incident command or in support to local efforts.
Land Response services include (but are not limited to) storage tanks (seal fires, sunken roof, fully involved tank fires, etc), loading terminals, process area fires, tire fires, subterranean fires, toxic chemical fires ...
Williams Fire & Hazard Control deploys specialized equipment to inland and at sea incidents involving hazardous cargo emergencies, shipboard fires, bulk transportation, barges and more.
Working in conjunction with our response alliances and water borne governing bodies, Williams Fire & Hazard Control has applied mixed use of foam applications and dry chemical tactics to address some of the most hazardous waterway incidents in written history.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control's large volume pumps have helped tremendously in the wake of recent years'
weather related emergencies in the Gulf South ... sustaining necessary water resources for entire facilities to the magnitude of 200,000 gallons of water a minute in 2008!
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Tech Bulletin - Transition of the Firefighting Foam Industry (C8 to C6)
Tech Bulletin - Storage of Foam Concentrates
Tech Bulletin - Foam Systems - Acceptable Materials of Construction
The Ambush™ System is designed to provide effective “system based” full-surface AND seal fire protection for external floating roof storage tanks.
Effective full-surface fire protection may be delivered by an experienced response team deploying significant water and foam resources via large-volume (Big Gun) manned transportable fire monitors, which are staged some distance from a burning tank — offering “over the top” trajectory and safe attack distances. This projection of water/foam solution onto the surface of the tank from a ground position is referred to as a “Type 3 Application”.
As a seal protection option, traditional fixed foam systems (foam chambers, or foam pourers) are referred to as providing a “Type 2 Application” — delivering a “cascading application” of water/foam solution from unmanned systems affixed to the tank itself. This method of delivery commonly results in lower application volume targeting the seal area. This delivery proves inadequate to extinguish a full-surface fire scenario.
Delivered from outside the tank, consideration must be given to “fallout” of a Type 3 application — the water/foam solution that does not land inside the tank due to wind or general stream erosion from the ground assault. The benefit of a fixed system “Type 2 Application” is a potential increase in foam application density, ie gallons-per-minute required per square foot of storage tank surface area. Mounted to the rim of the tank, the Ambush™ configuration delivers a Type 3 Application toward the center of the tank for full surface protection, while simultaneously delivering lateral Type 2 application streams along the tank wall for seal fire protection. The elevated position of the Ambush™ system at the tank rim reduces / eliminates wind erosion and delivers a more forceful seal area application — reducing application times and using less water and foam concentrate than a strict “Type 3 Application”.
As a fixed system component, the Ambush™ provides a quicker response time and less man power than a portable large volume delivery approach. Also, as a fixed system the Ambush™ requires less flow rate due to lower recommended application densities (gpm per ft2 of surface area exposed). Finally, use of the system requires less specialized training and exposes less personnel to a hazardous situation.
The Ambush™ System is available in several different sizes. Each size functions similarly. The stream is broken into 4 components. The Left/Right discharge streams are equal to each other and deliver foam left/right of the unit against the tank wall. The upper stream discharges foam at a slight angle toward the center of the tank. The fourth stream discharges foam back against the tank’s shell and protects the area just below the unit with a small stream.
As the multiple foam streams projecting toward the center of the tank converge, they extinguish the fire in the center of the tank then build back toward the tank’s shell. At the same time, the left/right streams project foam around the circumference of the tank extinguishing any fire near the tank shell. As the tank shell fire is extinguished, this coverage begins to grow toward the center of the tank to meet the foam blanket being established by the upper stream. Soon after, the entire tank will have a full foam blanket.
AMBUSH™ SYSTEM / MODELS
Flow Range (GPM)
Up to 160’
411 - 682
From 161’ to 230’
696 - 1154
From 231’ to 310’
949 - 1573
From 311’ to 360’
1138 - 1888
From 361’ to 410’
1328 - 2203
From 411’ to 500’
1708 - 2832
CLICK HERE to download Application PDF ...
Learn about Ground-Based TYPE III tactics and the AMBUSH™ systems-based applications
Williams Fire & Hazard Control offers first-hand experience confronting industry's largest fire events in our annual Industrial Fire & Hazard Training – now offering 3 global events in AMER, EMEA & APAC regions. Classroom study and practical exercises will cover various incident profiles and fire dynamics, foam and dry chemical applications, response logistics and field operations, and large-volume equipment applications.
Date: September 25-29, 2016 Location: Route Route de la Chapelle Réanville Saint
Just, 27950 Saint-Marcel, France Click Here for Event/Registration Details
Date: January 16-20, 2017 Location: NPC Training Facility
Rayong, Thailand Event/Registration Details - Coming Soon!
Date: June 5-8, 2017 Location: NEW LOCATION in 2017!!!
TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field
1595 Nuclear Science Road
College Station, TX 77843-8000 Event/Registration Details - Coming Soon!
Participants in this Workshop may be exposed
to certain risks that are inherent to any fire school. By submitting an
application, the Participant agrees to assume all responsibility for
Williams Fire & Hazard Control will begin offering Open Enrollment classes with subjects ranging from Pump Operations and Fire Ground logistics to Tactical Studies such as the Bulk Storage Tank Firefighting.
Course schedule is as follows ...
Leveraging Williams’ 35-year experience, this course offers students an inside look at what it takes from a logistics prospective to manage an event, both Macro and Micro incident. The course goes into incident planning, response, and the necessary considerations given to the interdependent components of response operations. Students will receive a mixture of lecture and table top exercises to ensure that they have a good grasp of the concept.
The pump operations course is designed to provide the pump operator the information necessary to accurately and safely operate a fire pump, portable or apparatus. This course is eight hours and will be a combination of class room and field exercise. Classroom topics include pump maintenance, operation and hydraulics. Field exercises cover basic pump operations, drafting operations, relay pumping, and other water supply activities.
Leveraging the 35 years of the Williams Fire and Hazard control experience, this course is designed to provide emergency responders with the information necessary to safely and effectively manage an event involving a storage tank and associated equipment emergency. During the course we will provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to safely and effectively resolve emergencies that involve a variety of products to include liquid bulk-storage structures found at any location where flammable liquids are stored in bulk. This will be achieved through a mix of class room lecture and field exercise.
Sr. Technical Training / Emergency Response & Training Operations
Williams Fire & Hazard Control / TFPP
Fax: +1-409-745-3021 Lee.Hall@tycofp.com
Administrator of Emergency Response & Training Operations
Williams Fire & Hazard Control / TFPP
Fax: +1-409-745-3021 Lindsey.Boren@tycofp.com
For Site Assessment Consultations, Incident-related Pre Planning, Emergency Equipment Logistics or Full Service Response Deployment, please contact the Williams Fire & Hazard Control Team as follows ...
We have placed several Williams Fire & Hazard Control videos covering incident samples, product demos, and from our annual XTREME Industrial Fire & Hazard Training on the OFFICIAL "THE WilliamsFire" YouTube space. More videos will be added to our website AND to our YouTube space over time ...
Dual Agent Foam Chamber
Recent responses have led Williams Fire & Hazard Control to develop this new COMPLIANCE+ product for automated incipient response to Internal Floating Roof Tanks.
Gorilla - 500 Lb PKW Dry Chemical Vessel
This package offers 500 lbs of dry chemical to sustain both ground and monitor based attacks — perfect for rollover events, terminal response, or any other three-dimensional scenario.
Center Shot / Flex Nozzle
Williams' nozzle design is intended to maximize reach and foam application for various scenarios.
Fire field logistics are ranked nearly as high as equipment on hand and personnel available when facing industrial responses. Large fires require large volumes of water, which sometimes require multiple large diameter water supply hoses. The most convenient, reliable, and safest means of distributing large volumes of water over an entire facility is by constructing underground water delivery systems with above ground hydrant manifolds. These hydrant manifolds are then used in conjunction with large diameter water supply hose to supply the necessary water to pumps, fire nozzles, and foam proportioning equipment.
• By more efficiently supplying water, swivel hydrants could reduce the number of necessary hydrant locations by as much as 50% (depending on hydrant layout and size)
Download Swivel Manifold Product PDF
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