The Petronas LPG in Naga City installed a gas detection system, automatic shutdown system, automatic deluge sprinkler system, automatic smoke or fire alarm system and a combination of wet and dry standpipe
system in all the facilities in the five- hectare plant.
The 4,000 s/f structure will be a fourstory addition to an existing building at the Fire Academy and will featm'e a fire and flashover simulator, a central smoke system, a dry standpipe
system, mock elevators and stairways, a simulated fire command station and video hookups on each floor for real-time review and instruction.
Among other safety measures, the new plan will include a new code for monitoring the building's dry standpipe
, according to Melson's statements.
Also, it found out that the sprinkler systems at the fourth floor occupied by SSI was not functional; insufficient means of egress for the fourth floor; some existing doors have no self-closing device; some stairs were not fully enclosed; ground floor stair landing of the one exit was utilized as storage; failure to notify nearest fire station when the fire alarm system and sprinkler systems were out of service for more than four hours; dry standpipes
were not installed at exits; proper raceways were not provided on the electrical wirings installed at the renovated portion of the third portal; and designated fire safety inspectors failed to indicate the correct fire safety status or violations of the buildings.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reviewed proposals for "dry standpipes
," "communication equipment," and "increasing the number of median openings." In March 1992, FHWA reversed its past policy and allowed federal participation in all these actions when implemented as a part of an approved incident management plan, thus removing eligibility for funding as an obstacle to implementation.