BakerRisk employs a diverse team of professionals with decades of industry and operations experience in fire hazard mitigation and emergency response planning. By supplementing their expertise with robust consequence and risk modeling methodologies, we are able to provide an integrated understanding of hazards, how to mitigate them, and how to respond in the event an incident occurs.
The flagship of BakerRisk’s extensive suite of fire protection services is our Fire Hazard and Mitigation Analysis (FHMA) methodology. This unique service area combines the real-world experience of BakerRisk’s fire protection experts with the proven rigor of our fire and hydraulic modeling tools to assess the consequences of fire scenarios, the adequacy and reliability of available protection features, and the emergency response capabilities to respond to a fire event.
Although many recommended practices, including API RP 2001, reference performing a “Fire Hazard Analysis” as a step toward improving mitigation and response, we have designed a process to aid you in defining what “good” looks like based on your specific needs. Our FHMAs can be easily updated as changes are made and allow for adjustments to accommodate dynamic changes in plant operations.
Curious to learn more? A summary of key FHMA best practices is located in our downloadable document below.
BakerRisk’s team of fire protection consultants have extensive expertise in specifying, designing, and testing an array of protection systems for onshore and offshore facilities, as well as various other special applications. They possess an in-depth knowledge of all relevant fire protection codes, standards, and practices and leverage that expertise alongside proprietary modeling tools to develop and implement practical, cost-effective protection strategies for client facilities.
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BakerRisk has extensive expertise in consequence and risk modeling, providing us with a comprehensive understanding of how best to understand, mitigate, and respond to hazards from typical scenarios to worst-case events. By collaborating with site and corporate management teams to gather site-specific data on potential emergencies and their consequences, BakerRisk provides a variety of services to help mitigate impacts, determine actions, and more.
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BakerRisk’s Fire Protection consultants possess in-depth knowledge of relevant fire protection codes, standards, and practices. Many of our staff serve on applicable standards committees and are degreed fire protection engineers, have Professional Engineering registrations, are Certified Fire and Explosion Investigators (CFEI), and are members of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and American Petroleum Institute (API). We utilize our experience and team with your subject matter experts to review effective protection schemes and, where improvements are warranted, provide cost-effective solutions to mitigate potential fire exposures.
FireHAT© is a proprietary modeling tool used to support our Fire Hazard and Mitigation Analysis (FHMA) methodology. By supplementing our Fire Protection Professionals’ knowledge through a powerful graphical interface, FireHAT© vividly illustrates a facility’s fire hazards and mitigation capabilities by displaying the consequences of a process unit fire with the coverage capabilities of fixed fire protection systems.
Evaluate coverage of fixed firewater systems or other “first response” assets intended to control the spread and limit the escalation of a fire.
Calculate maximum firewater demand based on existing and recommended fixed and mobile firewater coverage determinations.
Review a facility’s firewater supply and delivery capabilities based on expected response, demand determination, and fire duration.
Identify gaps in firewater coverage based on identified potential fire scenarios and installed firewater system capabilities.
Generate crucial data supporting the creation of fire pre-plans.
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