§ 38 Emergency power and emergency lighting
Onshore facilities shall have a reliable, robust and simple emergency power system that ensures sufficient supply of power to equipment and systems that shall function in the event of a main power failure.
Emergency power consumers shall be limited to equipment and systems that help maintain the integrity of the onshore facility and safeguard personnel safety in an emergency.
It shall be ensured that interruptions when switching from main power to emergency power do not entail operating problems for the emergency power users.
Onshore facilities shall be equipped with emergency lighting that ensures necessary lighting on the facility in the event of main lighting failure.
Section last changed: 01 January 2020
To fulfil the requirement for emergency power, Chapter 10 of the NS-EN ISO 13702 standard, as well as Attachment C.1, should be used. For lifting equipment, the NORSOK R-002 standard chapter 5.15 should be used.
For design of emergency lighting as mentioned in the last paragraph, the EN 1838 standard should be used. There should be emergency lighting in those areas where personnel can be located in an accident and hazard situation. The emergency lighting should contribute to ensure evacuation, and indicate the location of manual fire-fighting equipment and other safety equipment. The emergency lighting should be connected to the emergency power system or have its own battery power source.