We provide a wide range of services for the DOE Community
JENSEN HUGHES has a staff with extensive engineering and programmatic experience that provides a unique range of technical capabilities routinely relied upon by Department of Energy facilities. Our team has provided a full array of fire protection programmatic support that includes the following types of tasks:
Fire Protection Program Development, Implementation and Assessment
JENSEN HUGHES has provided engineering support to project teams responsible for the development and implementation of fire protection program plans. Efforts included preparation of fire protection program plans and assistance in the preparation of implementation lower tier procedures. HAI also evaluates/assesses fire protection programs for DOE locations.
Fire Hazards Analysis / Fire Risk Assessments
JENSEN HUGHES has prepared numerous fire risk assessments, fire hazards analyses, architectural and site plans, and other related documentation for various DOE building complexes. This often involves development of computer models (both two-zone and three dimensional CFD) of fire scenarios in support of Fire Hazard Analyses. The modeling included prediction of the heat release rate and smoke production rate histories for a number of fire scenarios, the prediction of the fire environment generated, damage to the facility, and the potential for radioactive release from the facility.
Our involvement was a critical element in success of the multi-billion dollar D&D project at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). HAI’s involvement included the preparation of a specialized chapter for the fire protection program manual, fire testing, design of a wireless fire alarm system, and fire investigations.
Fire and Life Safety Systems Design
At JENSEN HUGHES, we advocate a cohesive design philosophy from concept to execution that results in feasible, practical, goal-oriented fire and life safety systems designs. Throughout the phases of a traditional design, we integrate the necessary elements to present a prescriptive fire protection system that is cost-effective to install and maintain.
Operational Readiness Review Support
JENSEN HUGHES provided a senior level engineer/program manager as the fire protection representative for the operational readiness review for the TRU/Alpha Low Level Waste Treatment Project and the Uranium Disposition Services locations. This detailed support included the review of the documented safety analysis report, fire hazards analysis report, all implementing procedures, response to an emergency drill and interviews with facility personnel.
Fire Department Baseline Needs Assessments
Our engineers were assigned to evaluate minimum staffing and apparatus requirements for various locations including Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Hanford Site. Included in the assessments are consolidations of emergency responders into a new Emergency Operations Center.
Codes and Standards Implementation
We offer a full range of building and fire code consultation for developers, owners, and architects. These services ensure customer compliance with the intent of applicable codes or design criteria while meeting the challenges of aesthetics, function, and cost-effectiveness.
Related Project Experience
JENSEN HUGHES has project experience at many of the DOE facilities, including:
- Hanford Site
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Los Alamos National Laboratories
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratory
- Pantex Plant
- Kansas City Plant
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
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