Webinar: Passive fire protection for FPSOs

To maintain fire barriers if a fire or explosion should occur on a floating offshore installation.

This webinar in bullet points:

  • What are Drain Gullies and how do they work?
  • What fire loads and explosions can they stop?
  • How flexible are they?
  • What solution was chosen for Equinor’s Johan Castberg FPSO?
  • How are they installed?

Set aside 30 minutes for a knowledge update. Managing Director of Firesafe Energy, Erik Ulevik, will provide important insight.

On a module-based vessel like an FPSO, there will, due to weather and waves, be movement between the modules and between the hull and the modules. Any link between these must therefore be flexible!

  • The drain gullies’ purpose is to lead water back to the ocean and at the same time be a fire barrier, these are horizontal with a slope.
  • The flexible fire walls are vertical walls between modules, hull, or rigid fire walls.
  • The gullies and walls may be connected to each other where necessary.

According to NORSOK S-001, the main areas on an FPSO shall be separated by fire barriers that as a minimum shall be able to resist a fire load equal to H0 if they can be exposed to hydrocarbons. Cooling from fire water shall not be a part of the calculation.

This webinar is useful for owners, operations managers, operations technicians, fire engineers, technical safety engineers, HSE managers, and operations personnel working with floating offshore vessels.