WATER FILLED FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AT EKOFISK

Tubular steel structures, including entire jackets and deck sections of template type platforms, can be protected against fire exposure by keeping the structural members full of water. The heat of the fire is absorbed by the water. Pressure from the fire water pumps, steam pressure from the evaporation of water, natural convection, or any combination thereof, will cause the water to circulate through a system of intercommunication openings. Steam and/or hot water vented from the system will be replaced with colder water from the fire pumping system. The temperature of the steel is thereby maintained at a safe level for structural integrity. This paper discusses this concept and how it was applied to specific structures in the Phillips Norway Group acreage of the Norwegian North Sea.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 417-428

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, OTC 2559 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM