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Marine & fpso

Marine & fpso

An FPSO is a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facility combining a processing plant, a storage tank and a ship all in one. The construction of an FPSO poses specific problems for fire protection systems, the processes take place in a small surface area and can spread both horizontally and vertically leading to a unique and potentially catastrophic risk scenario.

Marine & fpso

The presence of a full process area and storage tanks within the same limited space mean it is necessary to divide fire zones and install multiple deluge and foam systems and ensure redundancy within electrical systems. We are well versed in the specific design requirements of FPSO’s whether it comes to the “topsides” or the “hull section” of a typical FPSO, we are well versed in the varying design standards that are applicable, such as IMO, DNV and ABS regulations.

Systems used at sea must meet stringent anti-corrosion requirements, in addition extremely restricting requirements are set on the equipment’s volume and weight due to the available space. With these considerations our specialists will provide the perfect solution along with a detailed test and maintenance plan that will ensure complete peace of mind in these critical systems.

Our approach to fire protection

Effective fire protection requires the right balance between your equipment and systems, your onsite capability, and the potential risks a fire can cause. At Knowsley SK, we employ a structured approach to help you find the very best solution to your fire protection needs.

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Site survey

Assess hazards, layout, processes & products

Our first step is to conduct a site survey, to assess the onsite hazards and the site layout, detail processes and evaluate stored products. Every site has a unique set of challenges which must be determined so that we can recommend the best solution. Our site survey will produce a detailed report with recommendations for improvements and may include a base outline of costs so that a scope of work can be agreed.

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Quotation & design

Initial design and costs

When a clear scope of work has been defined, we then begin with the initial pre-bid design works. This helps with the preparation of an initial cost estimate (quotation), which is then submitted to you. This typically leads to a technical evaluation phase, so we can give site disciplines or approved 3rd party organisations the opportunity to comment on the plans and suggest possible changes. Once all details are agreed, a final quotation is submitted, and the contract documents can be signed.

Project management

Smooth execution & maintenance

We assign you a dedicated Project Manager to act as a single point contract for all commercial and technical matters, helping to ensure a smooth execution process at all times. After the contract documents are signed, a full, detailed design and co-ordination with certifying authorities will be finalised. When any of our projects are completed, we will recommend a term maintenance agreement that includes all necessary testing. This helps us ensure your critical systems are always in optimum condition and provides you with absolute peace of mind.

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