Fire System Design In South Africa
Having a correctly designed and functioning fire-fighting installation is essential for buildings, factories, and tank farms to maintain safety of people and assets. It is also a legal requirement that fire protection systems comply with the relevant national standards to ensure safety. Companies often operate outdated and poorly maintained fire protection systems. This puts the business at significant risk. Fire-fighting systems of buildings need to be designed and approved by a professionally registered engineer in accordance with the South African National Standard (SANS) 10400 which governs the fire protection of the national building regulations. Fire-fighting systems for storage tanks are designed in accordance with the appropriate SANS code for the product being stored. For example, fire-fighting systems for tanks storing petroleum products are governed by SANS 10089-1. The fire-fighting system for a storage tank must be approved by a professionally registered engineer.
Benefits Of Using DonTech
We provide a professionally registered Mechanical Engineer who has experience with building tank farms and designing tank farm fire-fighting systems.
We have over 10 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of fire-fighting systems.
DonTech Engineering Specialists has extensive experience designing fire-fighting systems. We are meticulous with our designs to ensure compliance and safety. Depending on your type of installation, we use the appropriate standards. If you do not know what standards need to be complied with for your installation, get in touch with us, and we will advise you on the correct direction to take. We provide a professionally registered Mechanical Engineer who has experience with building tank farms and designing tank farm fire-fighting systems. We are independent of fire-fighting equipment suppliers, therefore DonTech has no incentive to oversize the design of systems and expand the scope of supply unnecessarily. If you need a fire system to be designed or require a third party to review and revise your current fire-fighting design to ensure compliance with the South African National Standards, get in touch with us, and we will contact you to arrange a site visit.
At DonTech Engineering Specialists, we pride ourselves not only in our knowledge of the standards and legislation governing fire-fighting system designs in South Africa, but also in our knowledge of their operation. We have over 10 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of fire-fighting systems. This puts us in an excellent position to conduct risk assessments of current fire-fighting systems to provide an independent assessment on the operations, maintenance, design, and readiness of the staff to operate the systems in the event of a fire.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can DonTech offer design drawings for fire-fighting systems?
Yes, DonTech offers drawings for designs of fire systems where it is applicable and required by clients. Drawings are available in 2D and 3D configuration.
What is the first step to getting DonTech to do a design?
Send DonTech an email with all the relevant information related to your fire system requirements, and we will contact you to attain additional information and arrange a site visit if required.