Fire Water Network Analysis for IOCL-  Visakhapatnam Pumping station 

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) pipeline system is one among the world’s largest petroleum pipeline networks, ensuring safe, cost-effective, energy-efficient and environment friendly transportation of crude oil and petroleum products across our network spanning over 17,000 km. The pipeline network would grow to roughly 21,000 km in length and have a throughput capacity of 102 million tons annually thanks to projects now under construction.

IOCL – VISAKHAPATNAM PUMPING STATION Limited has awarded iFluids Engineering to carry out Fire Safety Adequacy study for the Main line pump shed (MLPU) Shed, Booster shed, Transmix tanks in the IOCL Visakhapatnam pumping station. This study includes the adequacy check for the fire water pump capacity, fire water storage tank capacity, header size, sprinkler, hydrants, monitors etc. The fire water hydraulic analysis is in compliance with OISD-STD-117.

The main objective of this study is to highlight the results of hydraulic study work performed to ascertain the effect of fire water demand and the existing fire water system covering transmix tank (T-410/409) and MLPU pump shed which meets the requirements of OISD-STD-117.

This adequacy study was carried by modelling the network of the scope area in PIPENET and checked the adequacy of the system in reference to the OISD 117. The adequacy study done for the provided scope of area, shows that the existing fire water pump and header arrangement are adequate and capable of delivering the maximum foreseeable firewater requirement with the pressure, flow and velocity.