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.
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
National Fire Protection Association
American Petroleum Institute
Our consultants have specified, designed, and tested a wide array of protection systems for onshore and offshore facilities and special applications. These have included fire and gas detection systems; firewater supplies; fire pumps and fire main distribution systems; automatic sprinkler / water spray / deluge systems; and firefighting foam systems. Together, we combine experience with proprietary modeling tools to develop and implement practical cost-effective protection strategies for your facilities.
The flagship of our extensive suite of Fire Protection services is the Fire Hazard and Mitigation Analysis (FHMA). More information on this unique and beneficial service area that combines qualitative experience with quantitative facility specific analysis can be found on the FHMA service page.
Using other customized service offerings, BakerRisk consultants will work with you to:
- Conduct fire protection design reviews for new projects
- Identify fire hazards and develop a cost-effective fire protection strategy
- Develop a fire protection philosophy for new plants and plant expansions
- Review inherently safer practice options such as spacing, layout, confinement reduction, and material substitution to minimize risks
- Develop fire protection system specifications
- Conduct fire suppression system acceptance and routine performance tests
- Conduct fireproofing evaluations and gap analyses
- Optimize fire detection and fire suppression equipment layout
- Conduct electrical area classification reviews
- Develop emergency response plans and conduct exercises
- Determine system degradation and quantify capacity by conducting Hydraulic Gradient Analyses and Maximum Firewater Demand Evaluations
- Conduct Third Party Fire Protection Evaluations, based on company standards and accepted industry practices
- Conduct Environmental, Health & Safety Reviews
- Develop safety policies, procedures, and programs
- Conduct OSHA compliance evaluations