14 bathtubs per second
With 35 tanks and a total capacity of 1,600,000 m³, the NWO is one of the most important mineral oil import ports in Germany. Some one billion tonnes of mineral oil have now been handled and forwarded via the NWO facilities by more than 18,000 tankers.
The regulations and standards have become much stricter in recent years with regard to the required water and foam output quantities. A new fire protection concept, including a new pump house, was necessary to meet the expansion of the safety-related systems at NWO.
In addition to an inlet structure that satisfies the guidelines for feeding the surface water to the fire-fighting units, we supplied the most important thing for the pump house – three diesel-powered vertical fire-fighting pumps with an engine output of 1,000 hp each, which pump 75,000 litres per minute through the pipelines (with equates to about 14 bathtubs per second).
|Customer||Nord-West Ölleitung GmbH|
|Max. Output||75,000 litres / minute|
|Operating pressure||12.7 bar|
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The North West Oil Pipeline, as the name suggests, is a tank terminal and we supply the northwest of Germany with crude oil from there.Dr.- Ing. Jörg Niegsch Managing Director NWO
The regulations and standards have become much stricter in recent years with regard to the required water and foam output quantities and in order to plan and realise the extensions of the safety systems here at NWO on this scale, close contact with the authorities, fire brigade, fire protection experts, us as operators and in this case with the company Holzhauer-Pumpen is essential.Mark Thomas Project Management NWO
It is important that the system is easy to operate, one push of a button and things get going.Kurt Schultze Head of the plant fire brigade NWO
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