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The 70,000 sf facility will see the engineering, production and testing of Williams Fire & Hazard Control’s world-renown Large Volume Supply and Delivery fire protection equipment.
Over fifty staff members from Vidor, TX – the point of origin for Williams Fire & Hazard Control about 20 miles from the build site – joined Local and State Representatives, as bulldozers and land movers operated in the background, to recognize the reward of many months of preparation.
This project represents TYCO’s commitment to the Williams brand, to the staff and their community, and to Oil & Gas clients in the Golden Triangle region of Texas flanked by Port Arthur, Beaumont, and Orange, Texas.
The proximity of the site in the seat of the Golden Triangle and indeed in the heart of the Gulf South Energy Corridor is a tremendous asset for the Williams Brand and its clients. Being rooted in the region fosters a strong relationship with O&G Clients, giving the company a real understanding of their risks, and their ongoing response and equipment needs.
The site will also house an impressive array of Williams’ standby response equipment including pumps, Big Guns, and ThunderStorm® foam along with Williams’ experienced team of fire response personnel who are ready to roll out to industrial incidents throughout the Americas.
Complementing the manufacturing and response capability of this facility will be a state of the art classroom component that will offer year-round continuing education and accredited Fire Protection Curricula. Focus will include response tactics, equipment operations, command logistics and more.
TYCO Leaders John Magura (VP Operations, Americas), Steve Grisko (General Manager TYCO Williams Operations), and Marilyne O’Hara (Director M&A Operations) joined Port Arthur Mayor Doris Prince, State Representatives Jow Deshotel and Tommy Williams, Floyd Batiste of Economic Development, and Bill McCoy of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and City Council Members to pay tribute to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved to realize this project for the Port Arthur business community.
Now 32 years after cutting its teeth in the area, the Williams Fire & Hazard Control Brand is poised for growth to lead TYCO Fire Protection Products well into the 21st century as the flagship brand for the O&G offering.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control
Announces Streamline of ThunderStorm® Foam Products
This bulletin serves as formal communication that Williams Fire & Hazard Control, now part of Tyco Fire Protection Products, is retiring AR-AFFF fire fighting foam ThunderStorm® F-601B effective immediately as part of product rationalization effort. Customers should purchase ThunderStorm® AR-AFFF FC-601A (FC-601A) as an alternative product. FC-601A has been tested to be compatible with F-601B.
Retiring Part Number
Alternative Part Number
5 Gal pail
FC601AP (1% × 3%)
55 Gal drum
FC601AD (1% × 3%)
265 Gal tote
FC601A265T (1% × 3%)
FC601AG (1% × 3%)
FC-601A (1% × 3%) is currently available. Detailed information of FC-601A is available HERE along with MSDS and product data sheets.
Click the link below to visit Williams Fire & Hazard Control's "Contacts" page online for your Regional Williams Fire & Hazard Control Representative.
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
The 2013 XTREME Event will be held June 2-6, 2013 in Beaumont, TX.
XTREME celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2013 with even more case studies, fire field logistics, live fire rotations, and equipment operations helping prepare your fire brigade for flammable liquids fire response.
$1,850.00 Paid prior to March 31, 2013
$1,950.00 Paid after March 31 but prior to May 24, 2013
$2,500.00 Regsitration after May 24, 2013 / payment due immediately
Each delegate is responsible for securing their hotel reservation individually or as a group.
The Host Hotel is the Holiday Inn Beaumont, Plaza in Beaumont, Texas. You may contact the Holiday Inn as follows ...
Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza
U.S. Telephone +1-409-842-5995
3950 I-10 South at Walden Road
I-10 South at Walden Road
Industry looks to Williams' for insightful leadership when it comes to industrial fire response. Our long history of successful extinguishment of land and marine-borne fires has informed our tactical approach and our equipment design to assure Williams' responders the greatest margin of safety and effectiveness possible.
Now approaching 20 years Williams Fire & Hazard Control offers our first-hand experience confronting industry's largest fire events in our annual Industrial Fire & Hazard Training. 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.
Drawing from Williams' recent response activity and the experience of leading fire professionals throughout industry, attendees will get a closer look at response events that occur around the world — assessing event characteristics, response methodology, and event impact.
Instructors will offer insights into typical industrial operating profiles and their inherent exposures looking closely at fire suppression standards and Williams' Compliance + approach to fire protection and response strategies. This focus
on lessons learned relative to operating conditions, incident characteristics and successful response measures strengthens the group and our industry.
Attendees will move from the classroom to the field rotating through a full day of hands-on equipment operations training. Operating stations will offer a close look at pump operations from submersible supply to relay pumping, foam proportioning and apparatus integration, hose volume and configurations, and end-of-line delivery options including Williams' Big Guns such as the Ranger3, Ambassador and Battler packages.
Williams' equipment has defined effective large -volume response
tactics for over 30 years. This day of field activity offers an inside look at the most efficient and effective response logistics and equipment operations that can offer fire brigades response strategies that have been proven time and time again.
firefighters rely on proper foam applications and reliability to
overcome the unique dynamics of fires involving hydrocarbon and alcohol based fuels.
Classroom and laboratory presentations will introduce participants to the fundamentals that make AR-AFFF
foams so special, and why Williams Fire & Hazard Control insusts on the very best performance in their foam of choice …
resulting in ThunderStorm® foams.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control brings its first-hand experience and observation to all aspects of Fire Suppression — including response strategies, portable equipment fixed and semi-fixed suppression systems.
For decades Williams' Systems Engineering group has offered solutions to protect docks, platforms, process areas, terminals,
loading racks, and more. Offering foam proportioning systems and compliance based foam chamber and sprinkler configurations Williams has also developed robust large-volume manifolds and water management systems, Quick Attack monitor stations, elevated large-volume remote-contolled Hydro-Foam™ and Hydro-Chem™ monitors and advanced COMPLIANCE + equipment tailored to more effectively address fire dynamics found in specific operating profiles such as Storage Terminals using "Jumbo" Tanks.
All phases of Fire Suppression will be studied during this week assuring participants understand the multiple response and equipment options and necessities that are "driven by the incident".
The week wil culminate with a
full day of LIVE FIRE* exercises involving pressure fed fires, pooling fires,
running fuel fires, and fuels-in-depth all exercising the teams’ use of
coordinated foam applications, dry-chemical usage, hand line attacks, ground-monitor
deployment, Quick Attack monitor operations, and large volume Big Gun
Simulations will replicate process unit fires, pressurized pump alley fires, and storage tank fires.
*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 such risk.
the week hospitality events help attendees unwind and to share quality
time with both their peers and with Willams Fire & Hazard Control
fire response personnel to explore all questions relative to fire
response in a casual environment.
Williams Fire & Hazard Control continues to lead the POG market both as developer and practitioner of flammable liquids fire response tactics, and as a manufacturing firm offering the specialized equipment necessary to overcome the challenges inherent in industrial-scaled fire events.
With a global reach working directly with end users in the POG Sector, Williams Fire & Hazard Control fills what would otherwise be a large void of experience-based knowledge, helping to reinforce best practices that can guide Facility Owners, EPC firms, Fire Chiefs and Fire Response Professionals. Williams draws on 32 years and 200 incidents to help clients recognize their facility-specific risk profiles, develop portable and systems-based response equipment configurations, and to establish effective localized response capabilities through onsite response personnel, municipal supported programs, and mutual aid networks.
Writing the book on Storage Tank fire response, Williams Fire & Hazard Control has also faced
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Venturing where few have tread, Williams’ has gained unique experience that empowers its innovative spirit, leading to equipment that has shaped the industry for generations including HydroFoam™ and HydroChem™ equipment, large volume response capabilities including its renowned Ranger3, Ambassador ,and BATTLER Big Gun platforms, and their performance based ThunderStorm® 1% Foams.
This experience also seeds the Educational Programs Williams Fire & Hazard Control offers to the market including its annual XTREME Industrial Fire & Hazard Training. In May of 2012 the 19th Annual event saw a record number of 292 domestic and international attendees converge on Beaumont, Texas for a week of combined classroom lecture and practical field exercises focusing on flammable liquids fire response and equipment applications.
The first XTREME event following the company’s acquisition by TYCO Fire Protection Products, this year was an overwhelming success characterized by record attendance, worldwide collaboration from key company and industry-based personnel, and for its ever broadening exposure to a diverse international fire protection audience to include Private and Municipal / Civil Defense organizations.
Presenting on topics ranging from fire characteristics to proper foam applications; from large-volume tactics to Types I, II, and III delivery; from transportation emergencies involving flammable liquids and pressurized vessels to storage tank, pipeline, and process unit scenarios; and emerging technologies in firewater pumps and field hydraulics two days of classroom content educated the attending audience on a myriad of response considerations given various incident scenarios.
Classes and field exercises were directed by
Guest Instructors from the following companies were on hand to provide key input and support throughout the week as well:
Culminating in a full day of Live Fire Rotations the event offers firefighters the chance not only to feel the flame but to apply generous amounts of ThunderStorm® foam and PKW Dry Chemical in the process of defeating thin-skinned, pooling, and pressure fed and other 3-dimensional fires.
Looking to expand the annual XTREME program and to offer abbreviated regional programs, Williams Fire & Hazard Control is also working on plans to deliver year-round accredited courses in Industrial Fire Response practices at its new facility near Beaumont Texas — scheduled to open in the spring of 2013.
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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