Fire Suppression

City of San Diego

NuFlow completed a large fire training center pipe-lining project in which they renovated the pressurized water system with its effective alternative to traditional pipe replacement. The work was done in three stages, avoiding disruption to the ongoing daily training.

Project: To coat fire suppression water lines consisting of black steel pipes of various sizes.

Customer: The City of San Diego, CA, which manages the Naval Base San Diego’s Fire Training Center, a decommissioned U.S. Naval Base.

Site: Six buildings in the Training & Safety Division Facility housing a state-of-the-art computerized fire simulator built for the U.S. Navy. The center trains more than 35,000 military personnel each year and is also used to train municipal firefighters and civilians.

System: Over half a mile of black steel pipe ranging from 1 1/2” to 6” in diameter including multiple elbows, tees and transitions in pipe diameter.

Situation: Several buildings at the facility were experiencing multiple plumbing leaks. Re-piping was considered but rejected due to high costs and lengthy down time.

Solution: NuFlow coordinated the project by stages and formulated a work schedule that promoted clear lines of communication with the naval base personnel regarding the ongoing coating work. After using compressed air and garnet to clean the inside of the entire piping system, NuFlow applied an evenly coated layer of its epoxy to stop leaks and prevent corrosion.

Washington DC Metro

NuFlow lined over 1 mile of fire suppression systems within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The need to replace those pipes would have required significant downtime and impact on the operations of the subway.

Project: At each of eight Metro stations, coat 300 feet of variously sized fire suppression pipes.

Site: Eight stations within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

System: Fire suppression main for each station consisting of 300 feet of ductile, black iron, and galvanized pipes ranging from 1 1/2” to 6” in diameter.

Situation: The fire suppression systems were showing leaks and corrosion buildup that could jeopardize the performance of the fire suppression system.

Solution: NuFlow saved the customer from the high cost and complex logistics of repairing and replacing the entire system.

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