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KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
HIGH COMMISSION FOR INDUSTRIAL SECURITY

SAFETY AND FIRE PROTECTION DIRECTIVES


FOR INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES

SAF-09

Fireproofing in Plants

Issue Date: 12/6/143IH 12610512010

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SAF-09 Fireproofing in Plants

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
1 Administration
1.1 Scope 3
1.2 Application 3
1.3 Conflicts and Deviations 3
2 Definitions 3
3 References 4
4 General Requirements 5

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1. Administration
l.l Scope
This Directive provides the minimum requirements for companies and establishments
that are subject to the supervision of the High Commission for Industrial Security
(HCIS), Ministry of Interior, for design and installation of fireproofing to protect
petroleum and petrochemical plant equipment and support structures from potential fires.
1.2 Application
This Directive is applicable to all facilities, including new projects, the expansion of
existing facilities, and upgrades. For application to existing facilities, the Owner shall
assess his facilities against the requirements of these Directives and coordinate with the
General Secretariat of the HCIS to comply with the security, safety, and fire protection
requirements according to these Directives and add to or modify the existing facilities as
required. Where the General Secretariat of the HCIS has assessed deficiencies in existing
facilities during a survey, comparing the current state of the facilities to the requirements
of these Directives, those identified deficiencies shall be corrected by the Owner.
1.3 Conflicts and Deviations
Where implementation of a requirement is unsuitable or impractical, where other
equivalent company or industry Standards and Codes are followed, or where any conflict
exists between this Directive and other company standards and Codes, the deviations
shall be resolved by the General Secretariat of the HCIS. Deviations lower than the
requirements of this Directive shall be listed and submitted in a report of non-compliance,
with justification and rationale for not following the requirement, and approval shall be
received from the General Secretariat of the HCIS prior to implementation. The
documents shall be retained by the company in its permanent engineering files.
2. Definitions
API: American Petroleum Institute, Website: http://api-ec.api.org/
Fireproofing: A system that provides a reasonable degree of fire resistance to
equipment and support structures.
Fire-Scenario Envelope: A three-dimensional space into which fire-potential equipment
can release flammable or combustible fluids capable of burning long enough and with

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enough intensity to cause substantial property damage. See API PUB 2218 for more
details.
Combustible Liquid: A liquid that has a flash point greater than 54°C (l30°F).
Examples are fluids such as diesel, C7+ feed stocks, bunker fuel, and sulfur.
Flammable Liquid: A liquid that has a flash point equal to or less than 54°C (130°F).
Examples would be fluids such as stabilized crude, gasoline, C6 and lighter feed and
blending stocks, and methanol. For purposes of this directive, a combustible liquid stored
or processed at a temperature equal to or higher than 8°C (15°F) below its flash point
shall be considered to be a flammable liquid.
FM: FM Global (Factory Mutual), Website: http://www.fmglobal.com/
HCIS: High Commission for Industrial Security, Ministry of Interior.
Listed: Equipment, materials, or services that meet appropriate designated standards or
have been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose. FM and UL are two
internationally-recognized organizations with listings of equipment, materials, and
services.
Owner: Person, partnership, or company that has possession of a facility or
establishment.
Plant: Facilities used to manufacture, process, store, transport, or transfer hydrocarbons
or other substances.
Shall: Indicates a mandatory reqnirement.
Should: Indicates a recommendation or that which is advised but not required.
UL: Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Website: http://www.ul.com/

3. References
This directive adopts the latest edition of the references listed.

API PUB 2218 Fireproofing Practices in Petroleum and Petrochemical


Processing Plants
APIRP 2001 Fire Protection in Refineries

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4. General ReqUirements
4.1 Fireproofing in plants shall be provided according to API RP 2001. The purpose of
fireproofing is to permit the emergency shutdown of a unit or plant, restrict the addition
of fuel to the fire, and protect personnel and equipment from the effects of equipment or
support failure during a fire.
4.1.1 Fireproofing design and application shall be based on an analysis of potential fire
scenarios per API Publication 2218.
4.1.2 Fireproofing is required on the supports of all vessels, piping, and other major equipment
located in fire-scenario envelopes where support failure could result in physical damage
to other equipment, vessels, or tanks that contain and could release flammable,
combustible, or toxic materials.
4.1.3 The skirt supporting a tower or vertical vessel shall be fireproofed on the inside and
outside surfaces.
Exception: Fireproofing of the inside of a vessel skirt is not required if the vessel skirt is
provided with only one access opening less than 500 millimeters in diameter and no more
than one pipe penetration.
4.2 The need for additional fireproofing above and beyond API Publication 2218 shall be
determined by the Owner and with input from the process licensor.
4.3 Application of intumescent mastics or other proprietary fireproofing shall be performed
only by personnel trained and certified by the material manufacturer.
4.4 Proprietary fireproofing systems shall be listed for their purpose. Dense concrete is not
considered proprietary fireproofing.

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