Fire-Fighting – Safety in its purest form

Should the unwanted event of a fire arise, a fire water pump can be the difference between life and death. Under intense conditions at sea safety is not to be compromised and should the unwanted event of a fire arise, the right precautions can be the difference between life and death.

On offshore production platforms, fire protection is usually done by a ring of high-pressure water supplied by a marine fire water pump. Fire water pumps are considered primary components in the fire protection systems on board all ships and are installed and regulated in accordance with the FSS Code and SOLAS. In the oil and gas industry, fire water pumps are installed on FSOs, FPSOs, LNGs, FLNGs and platforms etc.

Terminals around the world handling crude oil, petroleum, chemical products or any other flammable substance are often some of the busiest and most hectic sites and they are vulnerable to fire hazards. The importance of terminal fire safety is a growing issue and the terminals are constantly reminded to focus on and increase their fire safety. International safety guides recommend protecting potentially exposed equipment by means of terminal fixed fire-fighting equipment.

Activities, such as loading/unloading and storage of cargo containing explosive chemicals, fluids, gases etc, could be a safety issue and the risk of incidents, fire and explosions is substantial. Handling unexpected fires are not only costly but could also involve personal casualties, destruction of facilities, great environmental damages and severe business losses. In other words; the aftermath of a fire incident could be a disaster. Ellehammer fire water pumps allow you to act quickly and thereby avoid fire escalation and ultimately minimize damage.

The pump specifications range from 30–3000 m3/h at a pressure on up to 150 mWC and are designed according to the needs and surroundings of the port, in which it will be installed, or of the vessel in question and is customized to meet the needs of required specifications. The fire pumps are fitted with two pumps: a main pump and a feeding pump. The main pump is driven by a diesel engine or an electrical motor and the feeding pump is hydraulic driven. Both solutions can be installed in containers if required. The pumps supplied for offshore installation comply with NFPA20 and class regulations. Installation and commissioning is carried out by our service technicians who is available for support before, during and after start-up.

KOMAK has extensive experience with Electric and Diesel driven pumps and in conjunction with IRON PUMP can supply any tailormade solution in this field.

For more information please contact KOMAK