$10 Million Spent for Aerosol Plant Fire Safety

Issue 12 and Volume 134.

$10 Million Spent for Aerosol Plant Fire Safety A $10 million industrial fire protection program has been completed by Peterson/Puritan, Inc., a large aerosol packager with plants in Danville and Momence, Ill.; Cumberland, R. I.; and Santa Ke Springs, Calif. Each plant now reflects state-of-theart safety for filling aerosol products. As a central feature of fire protection, all hydrocarbon storage tank areas have suppression systems, designed according to the size and number of tanks at a plant. Tank sizes range from 8000 to 30,000 gallons. Rail and truck unloading areas are also protected. Piped monitors discharge enough water 700 gpm each—to cool the tanks in the event of fire. The monitors can be redirected manually to cover another area, including plant and warehouse buildings. The monitors are automatically activated by temperature rateof-rise detectors throughout the tank farms. Adequate water supply Fortunately, water supply is not a problem. In Rhode Island…

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