A Floating Production, Storage and Offshore unit is a processing plant, a storage tank and a ship all in one. This means that fire safety systems need to be able to cope with the forces released by the ship’s movements and also need to have a certain level of flexibility.

In addition, extremely restricting requirements are set on the equipment’s volume and weight, and the space available is by definition, small. Finally, a system used at sea must meet stringent anti-corrosion requirements. As storage tanks are present within the same, limited space, it is necessary to divide fire zones. Water curtains installed in the right place can contain fires within certain zones. When it comes to the “topsides” and the hull of a typical FPSO, we are well versed in the varying design standards that are applicable, such as IMO and ABS regulations.

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