Siron Dry Deluge Testing Inc

672 W 100 S
Paul,  ID  83347

United States
  • Booth: 10949

SIRON Dry Deluge Testing Inc is a world class provider of Fire Protection Services. Our patented Dry Deluge Testing technology is unique and field proven globally. We test fire protection systems utilizing vapor instead of water. Drop by our Booth & see a live demonstration of the testing and our specialists will be on hand to answer any questions.

 Press Releases

  • An outpouring of smoke, or the lack of it, may help emergency responders from Washington State Ferries locate fire.

    Fire hazards, that is.

    A new water-free fire sprinkler test method, which utilizes artificially created smoke to check for blockages and obstructions in pipes and heads, was given an initial trial onboard the ferry M/V Yakima at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility recently.

    Ferry systems use primarily salt water to extinguish fires, WSF officials said, an effective but eventually destructive method. Even with proper cleanup and maintenance requirements met, salt water, of course, corrodes most kinds of metal. 

    The ability to use smoke instead of salt water for at least some of the required annual sprinkler tests could conceivable extend the life of a vessel and the onboard equipment by sparing it unnecessary soakings, officials said.

    The smoke-based, so-called “dry deluge” testing system was designed by Siron, a Netherlands-based company, and CEO Antoon Buitenhuis was onboard the Yakima to demonstrate it for WSF and U.S. Coast Guard officials.

    Similar systems, he explained, are already being used in various locales with similar special fireproofing considerations such as nuclear power stations, offshore oil rigs and other waste treatment and refinery operations.

    The initial demonstration was well received, and WSF officials said the dry deluge system would most likely be advanced to more serious, comprehensive testing and further consideration.

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  • Offshore Oil and Gas is a very demanding industry, both for the structures and for the personnel working there. SIRON Fire Protection recently replaced the sprinkler system in the crew accommodation module on a gas platform in the North Sea and opted to use CuNiFe (copper-nickel-iron alloy), which is resistant to corrosion even if seawater is involved.

    There are several reasons why this choice of press fitting type materials was ideal.

    The extreme conditions on an offshore platform make high demands on the materials used. Corrosion resistance is a prerequisite.

    A drilling platform on the open sea is particularly hard to deal with 365 days a year, particularly due to the influence of seawater and harsh weather conditions. Salt water has a huge impact on all materials.

    SIRON Deluge Services CEO Antoon Buitenhuis said: “After more than 20 years, the original design life of the materials used during installation has been surpassed and many parts have to be replaced.”

    Carbon steel

    The original pipes on the platform were made of carbon steel, but that material no longer meets current safety requirements.

    In principle, the pipes of the extinguishing system are filled with fresh water. That water is pumped up, and by means of valves, the salt and the fresh water are separated. However, over the years the fresh water becomes increasingly salty, which is why it is preferable to opt for a corrosion-resistant material that can withstand salt water.


    In addition to using CuNi material for the piping, SIRON Fire Protection improved the material choice of the sprinkler heads. Titanium sprinkler heads were installed in the original system.

    The traditional method of pipework installation is welding pipes, but that has major disadvantages in terms of work speed and noise.

    With press fittings, you do not have to weld because all kinds of elbows and corners can be quickly and easily installed on site.

    The life and especially sleep rhythm of the personnel on board must also be considered. Every drilling platform is built as compact as possible. This means, among other things, that the sleeping quarters for the people who work on the platform are optimally organised and occupied.

    Buitenhuis said: “Major maintenance of the sprinkler system must, therefore, be completed in the shortest possible time and it is crucial that the people working on the platform do not get inconvenienced by it. We adapt to the platform and not the other way around, that is the difference with our working method. The people on the platform notice that we are there, but they are not bothered by it. Speed of work is a requirement, and this is made possible with a press fitting system. The tool is pressed, making hardly any noise, and that is a big advantage in this respect.

    “But even then it requires careful planning because we must consider people’s sleep times. In practice, it means that we can install the pipes in one cabin and then go to a cabin further on. Only when it comes out of each cabin are the pipes connected to each other. ”

    The work is often carried out in small, tightly spaced corners and invariably above the ceiling. Light tools are much easier to work with and press fittings are the most suitable choice for a simpler installation.

    Due to safety requirements, the sprinkler system must never be switched off or isolated.

    The new sprinkler system was installed next to the old system, and only after the complete system was installed and brought online was the old system removed.

    Buitenhuis added: “The system should not be offline for a moment. That is also a tough requirement.”

    The team who install the system run along with the existing pipework on the drilling platform and must be able to work as efficiently as possible. On behalf of SIRON Fire Protection, two men worked on the platform that participated in the rotation schedule. That means a schedule of two weeks on, two weeks off, and shifts of twelve hours a day followed by twelve hours of rest during the fourteen-day period.

    Buitenhuis stated: “Normally, work such as this is carried out under a major maintenance shutdown. A platform is shut down for some time to carry out all the work that is required, but here the system did not have to be isolated, and that is a big advantage for an oil company because it will not see production loss or affect ongoing operations.”

    “With this platform, we were fortunate that the piping system was well designed. That is not always the case. This is work that can only be carried out by specialised installers. They must be extremely flexible because it is only when the ceiling is open that you can see how and where the pipes really run. We work with only a handful of highly qualified installers who know very well what is expected of them and who have a lot of experience in this. They also have extensive experience with press type fittings, which is also important. “

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  • SIRON Dry Deluge Testing
    SIRON Dry Deluge Testing is a patented, unique and field proven method for owners to efficiently locate blockages & partial blockages to pipe work, nozzles & also damaged nozzles without using water reducing corrosion & extending the life of systems....

  • SIRON Dry Deluge Testing is the only method of detecting blockages and partial blockages to pipe work and nozzles and also identifying damaged nozzles without testing systems with water. Field proven globally, the technology has helped many clients extend the intervals between regular wet deluge testing.

    To extend the life of the deluge system and the production equipment contained within the protected areas, we test with vapor instead of water. By thorough testing utilizing our vapor tests, the results are meeting the requirement standards of wet tests and prove equal or better in comparison to wet tests. These results have been attested by an independent 3rd party accreditation institute.

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    SIRON Dry Deluge Testing meets the criteria stipulated by:

    • NFPA 25 Chapters 8, 10, 11, 13
    • FM Global Datasheets 2-81, chapters 2.3.4,2.3.5,2.3.8, 2.3.14, tables 3 and 6
    • CCV Technisch Bulletin 80
    • Norsok S-001-Technical Safety, chapter 20.4.4

    Wet Deluge Testing v Dry Deluge Testing

    Deluge systems are the primary fire safety system for most plant and require annual mandatory testing.

    The wet testing method has a number of issues:

    • Growth of MIC (Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion)
    • Corrosion and salt crystallization in flow pipes and nozzles
    • Blockages of piping and spray heads
    • Excessive firewater discharge will overflow the sump / drain tanks
    • Freezing of firewater can be dangerous to operators in Arctic conditions
    • Risk of unplanned business loss and plant shutdown due to water ingress
    • Exacerbation of any existing corrosion within carbon steel systems

    The dry testing method has many benefits:

    • Testing is safer and less expensive
    • The testing can be performed without interrupting production
    • The preparation for dry deluge testing is less than wet tests
    • Any leaking flow pipes are easier to identify
    • Residual water from former tests will be blown out of the deluge system
    • The process equipment is protected from any water contact during testing maintaining plant integrity
    • Reduced internal corrosion in flow pipes, leading to less solids in the system and thus, resulting in fewer blockages
    • No new organisms like shells can grow in flow pipes, reducing blockages
  • SIRON Pipe Cleaning and Descaling
    SIRON offer all types of pipe cleaning services including mechanical descaling, chemical descaling and high pressure water jetting....

  • SIRON offer all types of pipe cleaning services including mechanical descaling, chemical descaling and high pressure water jetting. Usually a combination of our descaling services is utilized for different pipe diameters and we have a strong track record of the reconditioning of complete deluge systems from the deluge valve downstream to the most remote nozzle.

    Following a pipe cleaning work scope we can then make recommendations to clients for the implementation of our corrosion inhibition and dry deluge testing services. This way we can ensure that the system pipe work is kept in a fit for purpose condition and ready for use should the system be required to be activated in the event of a real scenario. Pipe cleaning has been proven many times to be more cost effective than pipe replacement and has less impact to ongoing plant operations.

    Piping systems our cleaning technology can be utilized on:

    • Deluge systems
    • Fire water ring mains
    • Platform drains
    • Plant diesel lines
    • Plant cooling water lines
    • Any pipe work system that can be unbolted to gain access to with our equipment from 1/2" to 14"
  • SIRON Corrosion Inhibition
    SIRON has developed our own environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor that can be applied following any wet deluge testing....

  • SIRON has developed our own environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor that can be applied following any wet deluge testing.

    Our corrosion inhibitor is CEFAS Registered meaning it is safe to be disposed of to sea.

    The unique foaming characteristic ensures enhanced adhesion times to the pipework internals offering maximum protection to deluge systems.