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Technical Center of Expertise for Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection

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The Technical Center of Expertise (TCX) for Hangar Fire Protection provides fire protection engineering assistance to Corps offices involved in the design and construction of fire protection systems for aircraft hangars. The TCX has sought to standardize design procedures and approaches in order to deliver better systems to our customers. The goal is to assure that hangar fire protection systems are designed and constructed to be as cost effective, reliable, and maintainable as possible.

To assure adherence to applicable design criteria, we perform technical reviews of hangar fire protection system designs. Although our predominant workload is review of Air Force project designs as mandated by Air Force design criteria, we also review Army hangar designs and offer the following services:

• Provide technical assistance to those engineers responsible for the complete design and/or installation of hangar fire protection systems. For example, we assist designers in the interpretation and application of DoD design criteria.
• Act as a liaison with Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Air Force to resolve unique or unusual design issues.
• Stay abreast of changes in hangar fire protection practices through our membership on the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee on Airport Facilities and involvement with on-going fire testing programs with other DoD agencies and branches.
• Apply "lessons learned" to develop and update design criteria (UFCs and ETLs), guide specifications, and standard details for designer use.
• Participate in acceptance testing of fire protection systems and inspection of facilities.
• Assist construction representatives in answering questions and resolving installation and testing issues.
• Maintain working relationships with our partners in private industry (e.g,foam manufacturers).

A TCX for Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection was established to provide technical assistance to those involved in the design, installation, and testing of aircraft hangar foam fire suppression systems. The TCX will provide, on a cost reimbursable basis, technical guidance and assistance to those tasked to design hangar, fire protection systems. The office requesting services will provide funding to cover TCX costs associated with each project. Costs are directly related to the size and complexity of the project and the quality of the design submittal. Arrangements should be made by emailing us at: dll-cetam-hangar-tcx-web@usace.army.mil.

Submit a package:

U.S. Postal Service
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Middle East District
ATTN: CETAM-EN-B (Stephenson)
P.O. Box 2250
Winchester, Virginia 22604-1450

Federal Express or UPS
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Middle East District
ATTN: CETAM-EN-B (Stephenson)
201 Prince Frederick Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22602

All TCX-related work should only be sent to the Middle East District office addresses, following the submittal procedures above. If you have any questions, please email us.

Contact Us

TCX Fire Protection Engineer
Telephone: 540-665-4025/ DSN 265-4025
Fax: 540-665-3628

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