The fire deluge system is critical for the safe operation of the maintenance facility at QANTAS’ jet base at Sydney Airport. The system was initially constructed in the early 1970s and upgraded in 1992. While the system still functioned reliably, the control system no longer met the operational requirement of the plant. As a result, QANTAS initiated a project to improve the control system.
CNF was brought on board to:
- Re-design the control system.
- Integrate the new control system into the existing infrastructure.
Because the system was exceptionally well documented, and QANTAS had a clear understanding of what the final system functionality needed to be, CNF was able to construct the new fire deluge system in parallel with the existing system, enabling the control system to integrate seamlessly without impacting on operations.