The Management of WAPCo has commissioned a new firewater system installed at the company’s Receiving Station in Itoki, Nigeria. The System, which was commissioned on May 8, 2017,
provides an additional means of controlling fire outbreaks in the event of failure of existing safeguards, such as the fire and gas detection system, process control and safety shutdown system.
The installed components of the firewater system at Itoki include a firewater storage, firewater pumps and a distribution piping network along with hydrants and monitors.
Hydrocarbon handling facilities like the Itoki Natural Gas Receiving Station are not without inherent potentially disastrous hazards, including fire hazard. They therefore require adequate protection systems to contain or mitigate such hazards, hence the addition by WAPCo of yet another layer of protection.
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