|Alan M. Petrillo|
E-ONE has built three custom industrial fire apparatus for the Peruvian national company Petroleos del Peru SA, known as Petroperú, to protect its Talara Refinery, approximately 900 miles north of Peru’s capital, Lima.
The Talara Refinery, according to Manuel Octavio Torres Merino, refinery supervisor, is undergoing a massive expansion that will increase its production output from 66,000 barrels a day to 95,000 barrels a day. The expansion also will add nine new refinery production plants, including a sulfuric acid plant, to its existing infrastructure. The refinery produces fuel derivatives of crude oil and has more than 100 large storage tanks at the Talara facility.
E-ONE completed the three apparatus, two custom industrial pumpers and a custom industrial tanker, in October 2016, says Joel Allen, E-ONE’s director of international sales. “Petroperú had already purchased two E-ONE Quest custom industrial pumpers,” Allen says. “One was a 2015 pumper to replace an industrial pumper at Petroperú’s Conchan Refinery in Lima, and the other was in 2016 for the Talara Refinery where these three new apparatus went.”
|1 E-ONE built two custom industrial pumpers with Hale 8FG 3,000-gpm single-stage pumps, 2,030-gallon Class B foam tanks, and Williams Hot Shot® II balanced pressure foam systems for Petroperú’s Talara Refinery. (Photos courtesy of Petroperú.)|
Victor Ruizcaro, commercial and representations manager at Amezaga Arellano SAC Ingenieros (AASACI) in Peru, who sold the vehicles to Petroperú, says Petroperú had a number of requirements specified for the vehicles. Ruizcaro notes that the company wanted a sophisticated balanced pressure foam system, dual monitors, a state-of-the-art electrical multiplex system, a maximum field of vision custom chassis, an independent front suspension, heavy-duty horsepower (hp), and full height compartments with adjustable shelves for maximum equipment storage.
“They needed the increased horsepower so they can manage the slopes to their upper warehouses with better traction on the wheels and mud patterns on the tires because the refinery is still unpaved until its completion in 2019,” Ruizcaro says. “Also the area gets affected by the El Nino current, so they have big rains and floods that form mud in the area, so stability control was required on the vehicles too.”
Ruizcaro says the two new industrial pumpers for Petroperú are on E-ONE’s new generation Quest II custom chassis that has an improved visibility windshield and a 100-inch-wide extruded aluminum cab with an independent front suspension and a FIREMAAX® air ride rear suspension. The pumpers are each powered by a Cummins ISM 500-hp diesel engine and an Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmission. They each have a 266-inch wheelbase, an overall length of 40 feet 7 inches, and an overall height of 11 feet 5 inches.
|2 One of E-ONE’s industrial pumpers for Petroperú tests its two Akron 3578 Stream Master™ 2,000-gpm electric monitors.|
Each pumper has a Hale 8FG 3,000-gallon-per minute (gpm) single-stage pump, a 2,030-gallon foam tank for Class B foam concentrate, a Williams Hot Shot® II 300 balanced pressure foam system, two Akron 3578 Stream Master™ 2,000-gpm electric monitors (rear is wirelessly controlled), four six-inch side suction intakes and one six-inch rear suction intake, four six-inch discharges, and four 2½-inch discharges,
Lighting on the pumpers includes four FRC MagnaFire™ 750-watt/120-volt quartz lights, high intensity headlights, and LED running lights. They also each feature an 8-kW Onan diesel generator and a V-MUX multiplex system with a Vista display.
The E-ONE custom industrial tanker built for Petroperú is on a Quest II custom chassis with a 100-inch-wide extruded aluminum cab and 20-inch Vista raised roof, with an extruded aluminum body and half side compartments, an independent front suspension, and a FIREMAAX® air ride rear suspension. It is powered by a Cummins ISM 500-hp engine and an Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmission. It has a 4,000-gallon foam tank for Class B concentrate and a 300-gpm power takeoff Edwards foam transfer pump.
|3 The E-ONE custom industrial pumpers each are powered by Cummins ISM 500-hp diesel engines and Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmissions.|
Lighting on the custom tanker consists of four 12-volt Whelen dual-panel Pioneer Plus™ PFP2 LED flood lights and LED running lights. It also features a V-MUX multiplex system with a Vista display. The tanker has a wheelbase of 202 inches, an overall length of 36 feet 5 inches, and an overall height of 10 feet 8 inches.
Allen points out that some of the challenges in dealing with an order for an international customer aren’t necessarily in the building of the vehicles but in the logistics of getting the vehicles to the customer. “Petroperú made some tweaks in the location of equipment on the new pumpers compared with their earlier two vehicles,” he says, “but the real challenge is all the issues that go into exporting the vehicles, customs clearance, and local delivery in the receiving country. International vehicles generally are shipped by roll-on roll-off ships where they drive the vehicles onboard and then drive them off at the port of delivery.”
|4 The custom industrial tanker E-ONE built for Petroperú has a 4,000-gallon Class B foam tank and a 300-gpm power takeoff Edwards foam transfer pump.|
Merino says the company is pleased with the performance of the vehicles. “Even though they still have not come into combat,” Merino points out, “the tests in the practices and simulations are evidence of their fine performance. The vehicles are very versatile and efficient.”
ALAN M. PETRILLO is a Tucson, Arizona-based journalist, the author of three novels and five nonfiction books, and a member of the Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment editorial advisory board. He served 22 years with the Verdoy (NY) Fire Department, including in the position of chief.
|5 The E-ONE custom industrial pumpers have wheelbases of 266 inches with overall heights of 40 feet 7 inches and overall lengths of 11 feet 5 inches.|
Petroperú Fire Brigade at Talara Refinery, Peru
|6 Petroperú’s three new vehicles, along with a similar E-ONE custom industrial pumper it received early in 2016, will protect the Talara Refinery and its more than 100 storage tanks and multiple refining plants. The refinery is undergoing an expansion expected to be complete in 2019.|
E-ONE Quest Industrial Pumpers
- Quest® chassis with 100-inch-wide extruded aluminum medium cabs
- Independent front suspensions
- FIREMAAX® air ride rear suspensions
- Extruded aluminum bodies with full height compartments
- 266-inch wheelbases
- 40-foot 7-inch overall lengths
- 11-foot 5-inch overall heights
- Cummins ISM 500-hp diesel engines
- Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmissions
- Hale® 8FG 3,000-gpm single-stage pumps
- 2,030 gallon foam tanks for Class B foam concentrate
- Williams Hot Shot® II 300 balanced pressure foam systems
- Two Akron 3578 Steam Master 2,000-gpm electric monitors (one wirelessly controlled)
- Four six-inch discharges
- Four six-inch suction intakes and one six-inch rear intake
- Four 2½-inch discharges
- V-MUX multiplex system with Vista display
- Whelen beacon with LED upper beacon 700 series
- Two hard suction racks
E-ONE Quest Custom Industrial Tanker
- Quest® chassis with 100-inch-wide extruded aluminum medium cab and 20-inch Vista raised roof
- Independent front suspension
- FIREMAAX® air ride rear suspension
- Extruded aluminum body with half side compartments
- 202-inch wheelbase
- 36-foot 5-inch overall length
- 10-foot 8-inch overall height
- Cummins ISM 500-hp engine
- Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmission
- 4,000-gallon tank for Class B foam concentrate
- 300-gpm power takeoff Edwards foam transfer pump
- V-MUX Multiplex system with Vista display
- Whelen beacon with LED upper beacon 700 series
- Two hard suction racks