In response to BP’s aggressive position on safety issues, and environmental concerns, Flame Seal’s FBS-SL wall covering product is being installed to allow the safe removal of Halon fire extinguishing systems.The pilot system for the project was installed at GC-3, 490/415 at Dead Horse, Prudhoe Bay. Overseeing the installation was Flame Seal’s President, Michael Kiser, with supervision of the installation team by Ted Stickel and Richard Tisch of STI Alaska. Engineering and the installation team was provided and managed by Bristol Engineering Group. The installation was completed on time, and on budget.
After installation, the system was inspected by British Petroleum and the Fire Marshal’s office. The system passed inspections and was fully approved. Next phase installations are already being discussed by site engineers. Targeted walls include those at British Petroleum, Arco, Amoco, and Philips Petroleum, with more inquiries from still other companies, including the Alaska Pipeline Project.
Michael Kiser of Flame Seal is scheduled to return to Prudhoe Bay next week to complete the final inspection of the site by the manufacturer, as well as to discuss the scheduling of future installation of Flame Seal’s FBS-SL product.