In an emergency, it is paramount that the deluge system delivers water where it is needed at the correct pressure, no matter the situation. Having a reliable deluge system ensures in the event of a fire, people and valuable assets are protected.
Odin Flexible Piping System is an easy to install passive fire protection solution, that can be installed without the need to shut down operations. This next generation piping system uses synthetic rubber instead of traditional materials, incorporating the only piping material approved for offshore deluge systems that has survived sequential explosion, impact and fire testing.
Odin flexible piping system can also be used for the transportation of other hydrocarbon liquids and chemicals including Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Concentrates (AFFF).
The offshore industry is constantly innovating and increasing in sophistication, resulting in a need for equipment to be much more reliable, effective and safe. Specifically on offshore facilities, rapid fire spread is a high risk, making fire deluge systems absolutely critical. Unfortunately, there are a significant number of aging platforms and rigs across the globe still using substandard carbon steel systems, which are extremely prone to corrosion.
Located in the Vincent Field off Western Australia is Maersk’s Ngujima-Yin, a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The seven-module FPSO vessel’s existing carbon steel seawater deluge system had corroded over the two-years since its installation. The system required constant maintenance, cleaning and testing, and a replacement was required to reduce the long-term cost of ensuring essential fire protection.