MJW Installs Fire Protection for Sunoco Butane Injection System // August 2018
Sunoco LP has contracted with MJW Consolidated to provide fire protection for its proprietary butane injection system being installed at a Phillips 66 facility in Glenpool, Oklahoma.
MJW has worked with Sunoco and Sunoco customers on multiple projects of this type, which involve the design and installation of automatic fire protection systems for a process that adds butane into the gasoline before it is loaded onto tanker trucks. Butane is a standard additive in gasoline, but it dissipates over time and this technology brings it up to target levels before the fuel is transported for commercial sale. In addition to injecting butane, the blending system measures, samples and tests the fuel.
For the Phillips 66-Glenpool project, MJW installed two new fire protection valve houses, deluge valves and water monitors that can deliver an oscillating spray to a butane storage tank. The MJW team also installed heat detectors to automatically activate the system in the event of a fire. The scope includes installation of underground HDPE pipe to connect the new fire protection valve houses to an existing water main.
“By working with Sunoco through several of these installations, MJW has developed specialized expertise in providing best fire detection and fire projection for this technology” said Glenn Painter, MJW Area Manager.