MJW Completes Fire Protection Project for Launch Abort Systems Facility at Kennedy Space Center // August 2016

MJW Consolidated has successfully completed a fire protection project at the Launch Abort Systems Facility at the Kennedy Space Center. The facility is used for the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS), which is designed to protect astronauts in the unlikely event during launch sequence requiring pulling the spacecraft away from the rocket.

MJW was contracted in a full design-build capacity, providing professional engineering, detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the new systems protecting the LAS facility. The project included modification and extension of site firewater systems, fabrication and installation of a custom enclosed fire pump skid, fabrication and installation of building wet-pipe sprinkler system and a high-bay water spray system. The project culminated in a successful full-flow test of the high bay water spray system, demonstrating its ability to protect the LAS vehicle.

The water spray system was designed and commissioned to protect the LAS vehicle inside of the High Bay Area.

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The custom fire pump skid was engineered and constructed by MJW. 

ML GSE Phase II Fire Protection - Kennedy Space Center // July 2016

J. P. Donovan Construction of Rockledge, Florida has awarded a contract to MJW Consolidated to provide and install fire protection and washdown piping systems for Phase II of the Mobile Launcher modifications at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. MJW successfully completed the Phase I Project and is looking forward to starting the next phase of construction.  Phase II will consist of installing and integrating ground support equipment onto the existing Mobile Launcher to modify the structure for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The SLS will be used to help send humans to deep-space destinations including an asteroid and Mars.

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The scope of work includes selective demolition of existing systems, construction and installation of pneumatic control panels and interconnecting tubing, installation of control valve assemblies, modifications to freeze protection systems, replacement of the tower standpipe, and major modifications to fire and washdown discharge piping systems. The majority of work involves sophisticated systems and corrosion resistant alloys and requires extensive inspections and documentation.

The work done on this contract will support Kennedy’s Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program. GSDO is transforming Kennedy into a multi-user spaceport capable of accommodating a wide array of government and commercial space activities.