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Fire Protection And Safety Of Power Plants


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This Fire Protection & Safety of Power Plants Conference will enable you to develop the best strategy for you to seriously reduce risk, damage and downtime in your power generation facility.

3 key reasons to attend:

1)Hear new case studies presented by experienced fire protection engineers from international utilities on how they are developing their fire protection strategy

2)Discover the latest detection and suppression technologies to implement in your plant

3)Identify the most cost effective fire protection strategy for your plant to get the right balance and maintain safety standards and efficiency

With continuous updates to regulations and new detection and suppression technology emerging all the time, it is imperative that fire protection engineers and risk managers keep up to date with these developments.

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Fire Protection And Safety Of Power Plants

  1. 1. fire Protection & Safety of Power Plants Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 November 2009, Boston, Massachusetts, uSA Optimizing your fire protection strategy to achieve cost effective regulatory compliance and efficient plant operation DISTINguISHED SPEAkERS INCLuDE: POST-CONFERENCE WORkSHOP – Jeffery Ertman, Fire Protection Supervisor, EASINg THE TRANSITION TO NFPA 805 PROgRESS ENERgy This workshop has been specifically designed for the nuclear industry and will focus on overcoming Bob Taylor, ES&H, AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER the challenges of making the move to NFPA 805 Brenda Simril, Fire Protection Program Manager, and complying with the regulation. This essential TENNESSEE VALLEy AuTHORITy (TVA) workshop is led by: Amjad Mian, Chief Protection Officer, Mark Henry Salley, Chief of the Fire Research MANITOBA HyDRO Branch, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Roger Millis, Fire Protection Supervisor, BRITISH ENERgy/EDF • Hear real life industry case studies on practical strategies for fire protection kent Sutton, Risk Management Supervisor, NEBRASkA PuBLIC POWER • Attend an interactive roundtable session John Lattner, Fire Protection Supervisor, to discover the latest innovations in fire SOuTHERN CO, suppression systems Mark Henry Salley, Chief Fire Research Branch, • Learn from experts in the coal, gas, uS NuCLEAR REguLATORy COMMISSION nuclear and hydro-power industries on David goforth, 805 Transition Manager, the transferable lessons and strategies DukE ENERgy that you can take back to your plant and implement for immediate benefits kevin Austin, Senior Technical Officer, Fire Protection, BRuCE POWER Sponsored by: Accredited by: The first ever cr case study dr oss industry, ive designed spe n conference cific Organised by: power gener ally for the ation sector REgISTER NOW: ■ Online: ■ Email: ■ Tel: +44 (0)207 753 4268 ■ Fax: +44 (0) 20 7915 9773
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Programe Day One Tuesday 3rd November 2009 08:30 Registration and coffee Minimising down time and repair costs by identifying and preventing the common causes of fire 09:00 Opening remarks from the Chair 13:30 Mitigating the impacts of “Multiple Spurious Operations” – Successfully achieving regulatory compliance highlighting the latest findings on preventing fires as a result 09:10 Reviewing the latest updates to industry fire protection of multiple circuit faults regulations in order to ensure compliance now and in the future ● Understanding the definition and scope of “Multiple Spurious ● Highlighting the latest revisions and changes to National Fire Protection Operations” in order to identify the risk within your operations Agency (NFPA) standards to ensure you are up to date ● Developing proper safety scenarios and being able to detect ● Evaluating the progress of NFPA 806 - when will this new performance faults as they occur based standard come into effect and what will it mean for the upgrade ● Designing cables and circuits to prevent multiple spurious actions of power plants? and fires as a result of this– which combinations are most and ● Developing a comprehensive fire protection strategy based on industry least likely to fail? standards and best practice ● Raising the bar on preventing “Multiple Spurious Operations” - ● Understanding the impact of updated and changing regulation on fire what will be expected in the future protection strategy in your plant David goforth, 805 Transition Manager, DukE ENERgy ● Reviewing the levels of international adoption of fire protection standards and looking at alternative strategies 14:00 Identifying opportunities to minimise the dependence on Paul May, Fire Protection Engineer and Staff Liaison Officer, NFPA Operator Manual Actions (OMA) to improve reliability and response times ● Reviewing the technology options available to reduce the need 09:40 Transforming risk quantification calculations into an effective for operator manual actions and cost efficient operational strategy ● Up-skilling your workforce to ensure OMAs are being carried ● Integrating fire protection engineers with risk analysts to achieve a out efficiently and safely streamlined approach to fire safety ● Interpreting the OMA guidelines for different plants and scenarios ● Developing a risk quantification strategy to ensure you are carrying ● Evaluating the changing industry approach to OMAs out a thorough but efficient analysis ● Developing industry standards to improve the safety of OMAs ● Demonstrating your safety credentials and regulatory compliance to Brenda Simril, Fire Protection Programme Manager, insurance underwriters TENNESSEE VALLEy AuTHORITy ● Using risk analysis and quantification to drive inward investment into the power plant 14:30 Q&A session Jeffery Ertman, Fire Protection Supervisor, PROgRESS ENERgy 14:50 Refreshments and networking 10:10 Q&A session 15:20 Reducing the risk and impact of cable tray fires through proper protection and monitoring ● Revealing the latest trends in cable tray design and implementation to 10:30 Refreshments and networking minimise fire risks including layout, coverings and solid bottom trays ● Evaluating new technologies and protection equipments for 11:00 Revealing fire loss history information to better forecast cable trays including cable jackets, intumescent or endothermic risks, understand causes, effects and appropriate fireproofing and fire retardants suppression techniques ● Being aware of the hazards and conducting appropriate risk analysis. ● Providing industry fire history information from the last 10 years ● Ensuring cable trays are routinely inspected to increase the accuracy of your predictions ● Implementing cleaning strategies to prevent the build up of ● Understanding the cause and effect history and its impact on your plant combustible dust and clutter ● Ensuring you spend accurately and efficiently on your fire Jim yuill, Fire Protection Engineer, DTE protection strategy to protect your investment ● Changing the culture of fire reporting – using shared knowledge 15:50 Hydro-electric case study – managing fire protection within and experience to improve power plant fire safety standards a hydro plant and taking back transferable skills and Bob Taylor, ES&H, AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER strategies for your plant type ● Managing fire hazards common to both hydro and fossil fuelled plants including: Oil filled transformers, electric cables, 11:30 Panel session: Developing a streamlined approach to Fire switchgear and handling of large quantities of hydraulic oil Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) to accurately predict and ● Implementing fire zoning strategies to contain and detect fires address risks within your facility ● Identifying the core fire suppression technologies to control Our panel members, all with experience in Fire PRA will discuss how transformer and cable fires they overcame the following challenges to conduct an efficient and ● Conducting a risk assessment to identify additional area of fire comprehensive Fire PRA protection required ● Making the decision to move away from the deterministic ● Evaluating the impact of airflow patterns within a closed space approach and move to Fire PRA and risk-informed, performance- Amjad Mian, Chief Risk Officer, MANITOBA HyDRO based fire protection ● Developing best practice in a relatively untried and untested approach 16:20 “Prevention is better than a cure” – implementing good ● Determining the depth of analysis required and establishing how this house keeping and operational procedures to reduce the can be managed moving forward likelihood of ignition ● Evaluating the costs involved in conducting an analysis – are they as ● Evaluating what active protection systems you can employ predicted or higher and where have the unexpected expenses occurred? ● Implementing additional operation procedures to limit dust ● Acquiring the skills and industry knowledge to carry out Fire PRA and accumulation, spills and clean ups assembling the right team ● Engaging the entire workforce on the importance of good ● Overcoming the challenge of making accurate fire-damage predictions housekeeping for fire protection purposes and training them based on insufficient fire history to spot hazards ● Highlighting the key lessons learnt from Fire PRAs to date ● Highlighting commonly missed areas that can lead to Brandi Weaver, Fire Protection Engineer, DukE ENERgy unnecessary risk and fire damage Amir Afzali, PRA Application Supervisor, DOMINION Roger Millis, Fire Protection Supervisor, BRITISH ENERgy 12:25 Lunch and networking 16:50 Q&A session 17:20 Closing remarks from Chair and end of day one
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Programe Day Two Wednesday, 4th November 2009 08:30 Registration and coffee ● Preventing systems failure by pre-empting possible causes and having redundancy in place – e.g. multiple sources, locations and 09:00 Opening remarks from the Chair power supplies ● Implementing redundancy to upgrade or provide maintenance on Selecting the right detection and suppression existing equipment system for your plant to safeguard your facility ● Understanding the issues concerning redundancy, including increased maintenance costs and how quickly systems should be repairs or 09:10 Roundtable discussion session: Evaluating the latest replaced when out of action technologies in a variety of different fire suppression Tommy Magnuson, Strategic Fire Safety, VATTENFAL systems for different environments To ensure you receive the most relevant information for your 14:00 Case study: Bringing existing and ageing facilities up to business needs, during this session delegates will have the standard by overcoming the challenge of system retrofits and opportunity to attend their choice of 3 of the following sessions implementing fire compensatory measures evaluating the latest technologies in fire protection systems. ● Implementing fire compensatory measures to remove, replace and upgrade Each of these round tables will be led by an industry expert who ● Evaluating the long term implications of fire compensatory will provide a round-up of the latest technologies and will then measures, exactly how long can they be in place and what other lead a discussion on the potential applications and assist you in issues does this create with your plant addressing the specific challenges you face in your plant when it ● Overcoming the environment specific challenges of retro-fitting comes to suppression systems. and upgrading ● Demonstrating to the authorities that you have adequate temporary Roundtable 1: Foam Systems protection and that you are still compliant and mitigating risk ● Revealing the costs of implementing a compensatory measure Roundtable 2: gaseous Systems throughout the life cycle of your refurbishment project kevin Austin, Senior Technical Officer Fire Protection, BRuCE POWER Roundtable 3: Deluge Systems Roundtable 4: Sprinkler Systems 14:30 Q&A session Please visit for the latest 14:50 Refreshments and networking speakers and programme updates 15:20 Material and structural considerations and updates to enhance the fire safety of your power generation plant 10:40 Refreshments and networking ● Material considerations - evaluating the latest material technologies 11:10 Operating a safe plant with CO2 fire suppression systems that can cost effectively enhance the fire protection of your facility, that adheres to NFPA 12 and provides a safe working including: Coatings and barrier systems ● Plant design and operation – highlighting the latest thinking and environment for you and your colleagues strategy in plant design and operation to mitigate fire risk ● Understanding the impact of NFPA 12 on the use of CO2 systems on - Plant transportation the implementation in different plant types - Layout ● Cost effectively up-grading an modifying your CO2 system to comply - Fire zoning with NFPA 12 Brandi Weaver, Fire Protection Engineer, DukE ENERgy ● Weighing up the benefits of a CO2 system with the potential hazards and making it work within your plant 15:50 Achieving the right balance of fire prevention and fire ● Evaluating the costs of a CO2 system versus other traditional systems protection to maintain both safety standards and efficient to determine it’s potential applications within your business operation kent Sutton, Risk Management Supervisor, NEBRASkA PuBLIC POWER ● Discovering strategies for serviceable reduction to reduce labour 11:40 Identifying the best detection and alarm system for your intensity and increase efficiency facility to enable early response and fast suppression ● Installing the most cost effective systems that wont sacrifice safety ● Ensuring rapid detection to improve recovery times, reduce costs, ● Ensuring your risk analysis has been accurate to ensure investment improve operational efficiency and reduce downtime in the right place ● Reviewing the latest in detection systems, including incipient ● Understanding what specifically must be done to ensure safety, detection systems, and their applications in different plant types continued operation and damage limitation without breaking the bank ● Tailoring your detection system to your specific environment to John Lattner, Fire Protection Supervisor, SOuTHERN CO. ensure the earliest possible detection 16:20 utilising the latest research, technology and design to ● Evaluating detection systems for problem areas such as turbine constructing a new power plant with fire safety in mind halls and cable trays ● Demonstrating the latest research in fire movement with improved ● Comparing and contrasting new and old systems in terms of cost, power plant layout effectiveness and proven technology ● Optimising the installation of the latest technologies with the ● Highlighting emerging technologies and their application in power restrictions of a pre-existing structure plants for earliest possible, and accurate detection, intelligent ● Demonstrating the difference an improved structure and fire retardant systems, including infra-red thermal imaging, spark and flame materials can make on fire safety detectors and video smoke detection ● Reviewing the responsibilities and capabilities of a plant designer Scott Wilson, Market Development Director, XTRALIS on fire safety 12:10 Q&A session 16:50 Q&A session 12:30 Lunch and networking 17:20 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference Efficiently implementing systems and strategies with your plant Arena International provides 13:30 Achieving redundancy within your fire protection systems high-quality commercially to demonstrate the resilience of your strategy and facilitate focused conferences, based maintenance and upgrades on our own research and our close links with leading ● Cost effectively ensuring redundancy with your fire protection systems practitioners and business advisors.
  4. 4. POST COnferenCe WOrkShOP Easing the transition to NFPA 805 Thursday 5 november, 2009 Led by: Mark henry Salley, Chief fire research Branch, US nUCLeAr regULATOrY COMMiSSiOn About the workshop: The NFPA Standard 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, is a voluntary approach to demonstrate fire protection compliance. In order to achieve this, you must be able to demonstrate your expertise in risk informed analysis and have a full understanding of the process involved. This workshop has been specifically designed for the nuclear industry and will focus on overcoming the challenges of making the move to NFPA 805 and complying with the regulation. Our expert workshop leader will take you through the latest research and analysis conducted by the pilot plants as well as the future of NFPA 805, including changing predictions, and the rate of adoption both nationally and internationally. Workshop agenda: 10:00 Coffee and registration 10:30 Hearing from the pilot power plants on the progress of implementation to reveal emerging challenges and clarity on the benefits of the process ● Revealing the progress from the pilot plants on meeting NFPA 805 against the predicted time scales ● Developing an implementation strategy and assembling a team with the right skills – identifying the skill set ● Engaging employees for full by in on NFPA 805 to ease and aid the transition ● Revealing the cost and magnitude of modifications required to meet NFPA 805 – what modifications are required and how much do they cost ● Assessing the methodology of conducting a Fire PRA for NFPA 805, including procedures, timescales and safe shutdown strategy ● Reviewing the latest monitoring technologies and strategies for accurate forward planning 11:30 Refreshments 12:00 Evaluating the future of NFPA 805 – how will it be enforced and what changes will be made to the regulations ● An industry review of NFPA 805 – how are the requirements to comply developing and changing ● Is the transition to NFPA 805 inevitable for all nuclear plants? How do the NRC plan to take this regulation forward in to the future ● Evaluating the international application and adoption of NFPA 805 – is this being adopted, if not what other strategies are being used? ● Highlighting the latest research on fire ignition frequencies and risk numbers – are the results still conservative and if so what is the impact on the industry ● Developing strategies to comply with regulation when risk numbers are still conservative and unrealistic 13:00 Close of workshop About your workshop leader: Dr Mark Henry Salley is Chief of the Fire Research Branch of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Fire Research Branch in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research plans, develops, and manages the safety- and risk-related Fire Research Program for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
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