§ 37 Fire-fighting equipment and systems for fire-fighting
Installation of fixed fire-fighting installations shall be based on a risk assessment.
Onshore facilities shall be equipped with sufficient manual fire-fighting and firefighter equipment to efficiently combat near-fires and prevent escalation.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011
To fulfil the requirement for fixed fire-fighting installations as mentioned in the first subsection, Chapter 12 of the NS-EN ISO 13702 standard as well as Attachment B.8, should be used, with the following additions:
- The risk represented by other potential fires should be reduced to the extent possible,
- CO2 as an extinguishant should not be used in rooms where personnel can be present,
- in areas where strong winds can occur, this should be taken into account when placing nozzles and in relation to the need for increased capacity,
- water mist systems can be installed if realistic tests have been carried out showing that the system fulfils its planned function,
- as regards fire-fighting in engine rooms for diesel engines, particular consideration should be given to pumps and pipes in the fuel unit, and separate spot protection should be installed, if applicable,
- in the event of equal fire solutions, the one that utilises the least environmentally harmful extinguishant, should be selected, cf. Section 3a of the Product Control Act (in Norwegian only).
To fulfil the requirements for manual fire-fighting and fire-fighter equipment as mentioned in the second subsection, Attachment B.8.12 to standard NS-EN ISO 13702 should be used.