General Requirements. See MIL-HDBK-1190 and MIL-HDBK-1008, Fire Protection
for Facilities Engineering, Design and Construction. The designer shall be governed by
the above Navy criteria. Where Navy criteria do not address a particular subject,
applicable Factory Mutual Engineering Loss Prevention Data Sheets and National Fire
Protection Codes shall be consulted. All questions concerning fire protection should be
directed to the fire protection branch. For additional requirements, see MIL-HDBK-
Fuel. For fire protection of coal facilities, see MIL-HDBK-1003/6. For fire
Code and NFPA 31, Oil Burning Equipment, Installation of.
Transformers. Outdoor generator step up transformers and outdoor auxiliary
transformers shall be protected by automatic, dry pilot, deluge water spray fire
reservoir and conditioner, and hydrogen seal oil unit, if any, shall be protected by
automatic, dry pilot, deluge water spray fire protection equipment.
strategically located at various levels of the power plant and at various locations on
Portable Hand-Held Extinguishers. Portable hand-held fire extinguishers shall
be provided at all standpipe hose stations and other strategic locations. The
extinguishing agent shall be selected based on the fire hazards encountered in the
Typical Fire Protection Systems for Power Plants. Table 28 lists the various
areas or pieces of power plant equipment that should be considered relative to the need
for fire protection. Whether or not an area or piece of equipment requires the
installation of fire protection equipment depends on the initial costs of buildings and
equipment being considered and the relative cost of the fire protection system. The
criticality of an area or piece of equipment to the mission of the power plant must also
be considered. Table 28 also lists the recommended type of fire suppression system,
type of detection, and operation.