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SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY


EASTERN OPERATING AREA
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
GENERATION EXPANSION OF ARAR POWER PLANT
(CONTRACT NO :30421007/00)
DESIGN BASIS
FOR
FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEM
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JUNE 2005

ENGINEERING CONSULTANT
TCE CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
73/1, ST. MARKS ROAD
BANGALORE 560 001
INDIA
CONTRACTOR:
AL-TOUKHI COMPANY FOR INDUSTRY & TRADING
P.O. BOX 497, RIYADH 11411, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
TEL. 00966-1-4633660 : FAX. 009661-4631150

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DESCRIPTION

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INTRODUCTION

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OBJECT

3.0

REFERENCES

4.0

AREAS TO BE PROTECTED

5.0

TYPES OF FIRE DETECTION/PROTECTION

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MAIN FIRE ALARM PANEL & LOCAL FIRE


ALARM PANEL

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DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM

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INTRODUCTION:

1.1

Al-Toukhi company for Industry & Trading has been awarded


turnkey contract for Open Cycle Gas Turbine based CPS expansion
project at Arar of Saudi Electric Company-Eastern Operation Area
(SEC-EOA), Saudi Arabia.

1.2

The project consists of design, engineering, procurement,


installation, testing and commissioning of two (2) Nos. 60.16MW @
50C, PG7121 (EA) model Gas Turbine Generator unit of GE make
along with associated Generator Transformer and other balance of
plant electro-mechanical equipment.

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OBJECT:
The scope of this document is to describe the fire detection and Alarm
system proposed to be provided for different buildings and associated
auxiliaries/facilities for the extension area completely.

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REFERENCES:

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SEC-EOAs specification PTS-1022

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SEC-ERB Engineering Standard for Fire Detection and Alarm

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System No.SES-B-001
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SES-P-119.21: Fire and Loss Prevention requirements.

3.4

90-SMSS-1: Specification for Fire Protective Signaling Panel.

3.5

NFPA-72: National Fire Alarm Code.

3.6

SEC-EOAs approved list for Fire Detection and Protection


Equipment & Devices (Brands and manufacturers).

3.7

01-SMSS-01, Rev-4 - General Material Standard.

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AREAS TO BE PROTECTED

4.1

The following areas of Arar power Plant would be protected by

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providing fire detectors.


a)

GTG Area

b)

Switchgear Rooms

c)

Battery Room

d)

Fuel Oil Tank

e)

Fuel Oil Unloading/Forwarding areas.

f)

Transformer Yards

g)

Corridors and Staircases

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TYPE OF FIRE DETECTION / PROTECTION

5.1

The following type of detectors as listed below in Table-1 would be


provided.

Table-1: Detectors for various areas in the plant

Area
GTG area

Type of Detector
- For G.E. packages & containers: G.E. standard
fire system will be provided.
- For GTG hall ceiling: Heat detectors.

Switchgear rooms

- Manual Fire Alarm Stations (MFAS).


Optical and Ionization type smoke detectors and

Battery rooms
Fuel oil tank

Manual Fire Alarm Stations (MFAS).


Combination of Flame and Heat Detectors.
UV Flame Detectors and Heat detectors will be

Fuel Oil Unloading /

Provided.
- Fuel oil unloading / Forwarding Shed : As

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Area
forwarding areas

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Type of Detector
per clause 4.6 of SES-B-001, Heat and
Flame Detectors will be provided.
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Attendant

Room:

Ionization

&

Photoelectric smoke detectors will be


Transformer Yard

provided.
Explosion proof type heat detectors. Manual Fire

Alarm Stations (MFAS)


Corridors and Stair Optical & Ionization smoke detector, Manual Fire
cases (if applicable)
Alarm Stations (MFAS)
Unit
Switchgear Optical & Ionization type smoke detectors.
Room
HVAC Ducts
Cable

Ionisation

type

smoke

detectors

(as

per

Cl.No.3.2.2.i of SES-B-001)
Basement, Combination of optical & Ionisation type smoke

Cable trenches
Offices (if applicable)

detectors.
Combination of optical & Ionisation type smoke
detectors.

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MAIN FIRE ALARM PANEL & LOCAL FIRE ALARM PANEL AND
REPEATER PANEL:

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The Fire Detection and Alarm System proposed for the Power Plant
would consist of Main Fire Alarm Panel located in existing Control
room.

6.2

Local fire alarm panels would be provided in Main switchgear building,


GTG hall, fuel oil area and in transformer areas with addressable type
detectors/Manual Fire Alarm Stations / hooters located in different parts
of the plant.
The local control panels will be connected to the main Fire Alarm panel
(mentioned in clause 6.1). Repeater panel (mentioned below in clause
6.3) shall be connected to main Fire Alarm panel.

6.3

As per clause 6.21 of PTS-1022, a Fire Alarm repeater panel shall be


provided at plant control room. The repeater panel shall be as per 90SMSS-1 Rev.3

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DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM.

7.1

Control functions for the fire Alarm system shall be performed by Fire
Alarm panels (main & local).

7.2

Fire detection and alarm system provided for plant will be of


addressable type. The status of the detection system from all areas of
the plant wherever the detectors are located will be available in the
corresponding main alarm panel and local fire alarm panels.

7.3

Detectors provided in various areas in the plant would initiate alarms


and release of water / Foam / CO2 as per Fire fighting scheme.

7.4

The manual fire alarm stations provided in various areas shall initiate
audio / visual alarms in the main fire alarm panel and respective local
panels and bells / hooters in the protected area.

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The fire alarm panels will be addressable types with the following
features:

(a) Individual detector addressability.


(b) Continuous supervision of detector connecting lines, individual
detector performance / operation and disconnection/ removal of
detectors
(c) Discrimination between a real fire alarm and false alarm.
(d) Pre alarm in case any detector requires maintenance.
(e) Automatic re-calibration of sensitivity levels of over / under sensitive
detectors.
(f) Programmed activation of various interlocks with fire protection
system and other associated systems.
(g) Programmed activation of sequence of events to be carried out in
case of fire in any particular protective area, including activation
of hooter, siren, etc.
(h) Real time clock to enable events to be referenced against time and
date.
(i) The Main fire alarm panel also gets status/alarm signals from Foam
/ fire water spray / CO2 system from the respective local panels.
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The dimension, display/indication, alarm, colour, protection class of the


fire alarm system panel would be as per the manufacturers standard.

7.7

Visual & audible alarm indication will be provided in the fire alarm
panel.

7.7.a) The fire alarm & detection system if used with the protection system
shall be provided with pre- discharge alarm as per PTS & NFPA
standards.
7.8

Necessary control and interlocking functions such as switching off of


HVAC system wherever applicable will be provided.

7.9

Fire Alarm system Panel would be provided with a automatic telephone


call transmitter

7.10

Main Fire Alarm system panel would be provided with Data Printer.

7.11

Equipment warning signs will comply as per SES-P-119.21.

7.12. Each detector will be provided with indicating lamps glowing steadily to
indicate that it has operated which will otherwise flash intermittently to
indicate the healthy condition of the detector and sensing circuits.
7.13. Fire Alarm repeater panel, with indications only, shall have items as
indicated in clause 4.5 of 90-SMSS-1 Rev.3.
Switches shall be provided on the front of the panel for acknowledging
fire alarms, supervisories, security conditions and system troubles.
7.14

Fire detection and alarm system will be as per Cl.No.6.21 of PTS-1022

7.15

Fire Detectors
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7.15.1 The spacing of detectors will be in accordance with NFPA-72.


7.15.2 For detectors mounted below false flooring, the response indicators will
be hooked up to the fire alarm panel to identify the detector actuated.
7.15.3 Manual Fire Alarm Stations (MFAS), as per SES-B-001, will be located
in strategic areas, in the exit routes and in particular on floor landings
of stair cases and near exits from the building / area such that the
travel distance to the nearest MFAS would not exceed 30 meters. The
manual pull station shall be provided with a separate transparent,
unbreakable, lift to open front cover as per clause 3.2.1 of SES-B-001.
Also, additional protection cover shall be provided for the manual pull
station.
7.15.5 The standard of all the fire detection appliances like detectors, hooters,
flashing lights, beacons, manual fire alarm stations, etc. shall be as per
the guidelines of NFPA.
7.15.5 When detectors are located below false floors, above false ceilings or
in other inaccessible / invisible positions, response indicator of each
detector and test switch will be mounted on a separate box which will
be suitable for mounting on the wall. If the detectors are mounted
above the false ceiling, response indicators with test switch will be
mounted directly below the detector (on the false roof).
7.15.6The quantity of fire detectors and call points to be installed in each of
the areas will be based on NFPA stipulations. The zones of individual
detectors will overlap and no blind zone will be left. However, the actual
quantity of detectors required, taking into consideration the obstruction
due to floor beams etc. so as to obtain complete coverage, will be
worked out by the Vendor based on the final drawings of various
buildings during detailed engineering.
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7.15.7Transformers, fuel tanks, fuel unloading & forwarding areas and


transformer yard fire detectors shall be all explosion proof as per SEC
standards SES-B-001section 4.0. Further, the battery room fire
detectors shall be explosion proof suitable for hazardous classified
areas.
7.15.8Abort switch shall be provided and installed at all areas where gasextinguishing system shall be applied.
7.16

Power Supply

7.16.1 Normal 220V AC or 127V AC, 60Hz power supply will be provided for
the Fire Detection and Alarm system panel. Further necessary
distribution of power supply and conversion of voltage as required for
the Fire system panel will be carried out by the vendor.
7.16.2 Fire Detection and Alarm system panel will be provided with a backup
power supply unit along with single sealed maintenance free lead acid
battery, battery charger, with a battery back up time of 72 hours in the
event of normal AC power failure.
7.17

Wiring

7.17.1 1.5/2.5 Sq.mm, PVC insulated copper conductors in rigid steel


conduits would be used for wiring. The rigid steel conduits would be
painted red when exposed. When embedded, PVC conduits would be
used.

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