Dry Deluge Testing is an operation requiring limited space. Typically two operators can do a complete test in a single shift. Exact timing will depend on the size of the deluge system. The equipment needed for a test can be shipped on a single pallet and thus has a small footprint on the platform or plant work areas.
If testing is combined with maintenance of the deluge system or descaling and expansion of the existing system, a 10ft container, with a small workshop and a series of most commonly applied spare parts and tooling will be shipped to the site meaning our specialized teams are self-sufficient, having minimal impact to normal plant operations.
The SIRON Service Container
The SIRON service container comprises a mobile workshop with equipment and the most commonly applied spare parts and tooling. Required power mains on site are a 110V, 240V or 380V power outlet of minimal 5kW capacity.
Dry Deluge Testing machine
The portable Dry Deluge Testing machine is a black ABS flight case of 70x50x40 cm weighing approximately 70 kg.
Flanges and Adapters
Additional equipment is a set of hoses for connecting the vapor generators to the deluge system, a set of flanges and adapters for the various tie-in points, a supply of vapor liquid and in some cases a toolbox.
Carbon steel pipe plugged due to corrosion
Dry Deluge Testing maintains a dry state of the carbon steel piping such that corrosion can be prevented and existing corrosion build up is mitigated.
Deluge System plugged due to mussels
Dry Deluge Testing prevents the formation of shell scaling in nozzles.
Nozzles plugged due to salt crystallization
Dry Deluge Testing prevents crystallization, because of the absence of seawater during testing.
Titanium piping deluge system with brass nozzles plugged due to galvanic corrosion
Due to the absence of water, electrolytic corrosion can be avoided using Dry Deluge Testing.
Even flexible deluge piping and titanium nozzles get clogged by mussels after frequent testing with sea water
Marine growth will be reduced or eliminated using Dry Deluge Testing.
Dry Deluge Testing protects processing equipment against corrosion
Processing equipment and general fabric maintenance remains in better condition due to the absence of seawater spray with Dry Deluge Testing.
Minimize wet testing to prevent unplanned shutdowns due to water ingress in the electrical systems
Circuit boards, switch cabinets, instrumentation and other electrical equipment are kept dry with Dry Deluge Testing.
Total time spent testing is reduced as no water ingress protection requires to be installed thus saving costs.