Fire protection offshore

Effective firefighting – with no secondary consequences

Fire Eater’s solution is used worldwide – both on land and at sea – and is known for its extreme efficacy and its gentle, environmentally friendly extinguishing method.

Offshore, Inergen® fire protection is not just used in the oil and gas industry – for protecting engine rooms and E-houses on extraction, production and treatment installations, for example – but also within the offshore wind turbine industry, to make sure that catastrophic explosive fires do not occur. Among other facilities, the system currently protects offshore wind turbine transformer stations, drilling vessels, platforms, jack-up, FSO1 and FPSO2. In such locations, Inergen may be used to protect an installation’s vital hubs: rooms housing electrical equipment, such as servers, switchboards and intersections, or engine rooms with generator pumps and process equipment.

An Inergen system provides optimal protection and ensures a rapid return to normal operations after an incident.

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5 good reasons for using Inergen fire protection

  • Rapid fire detection.

  • Safe for people to stay in the room when the system is activated.

  • Extinguishes fire quickly.

  • No consequential damage to equipment – quick resumption of operations.

  • The system has obtained all the necessary approvals (DNV, ABS, IMO, UL) and can be installed in ATEX zones.

Harmless to equipment, safe for humans

Fire Eater’s Inergen systems are used in a wide range of areas in the offshore industry and extinguish everything from oil fires to fires in electrical installations. Typically it takes just 40 seconds for Inergen to extinguish a fire while simultaneously preventing re-ignition.

Inergen consists only of gases that are found naturally in the atmosphere. The extinguishing method is therefore completely harmless to both equipment and people. This means that clearing-up and cleaning costs can be saved after a system has been activated. Daily operations can thus be resumed immediately after a fire has been extinguished.

Why use Inergen for firefighting?

It extinguishes a fire quickly.
No re-ignition later.
Harmless to humans and equipment.
Ensures rapid resumption of operations following use.

How Inergen works

An Inergen fixed extingushing system from Fire Eater responds automatically to fire. The system uses sensitive detectors which send a signal to release Inergen via nozzles located in the ceiling.

The system employs so-called ‘3D-extinguishing’. This means that the gas – released under pressure – spreads throughout the room – even in hard-to-reach places. This makes the extinguishing method extremely effective and suitable for protecting electrical cabinets, control rooms, pump rooms and engine rooms, for example.

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Which solutions should you choose for fire protection offshore?

Fire Eater has developed a range of special solutions that make it possible to adapt the solution to your specific requirements. The solution can cover both small and large areas with up to 400 cylinders. The Inergen system is built for great flexibility and you can, for example, place the cylinder battery outside the room you wish to protect. In addition, the system may be quickly and easily extended to other areas.

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    Why Fire Eater?

    Fight fire with Fire Eater

    Fire prevention is your concern, but it’s our expertise. Receive the optimal fire protection system with comprehensive customer support, from system design to maintenance services. With over 40 years of experience with inergen technologies and innovation, we bring hyper-focused knowledge and a proven solution to your data center.

    Our systems are meticulously designed and manufactured to adhere to strict standards, undergoing rigorous testing, and certification processes to ensure compliance with international fire safety regulations. We provide customized solutions that cater to your facility’s unique fire protection requirements, ensuring optimal performance, safety, and seamless integration.

    By selecting Fire Eater, you’re choosing a partner dedicated to providing the tools that make your job easier.

    How it works

    How Inergen systems work in a data center

    The Inergen® fire suppression system is an automated solution designed to swiftly and effectively extinguish fires. It employs an aspiration system, which incorporates highly sensitive fire detection technology capable of identifying fires in their initial stages. Once a fire is detected, Inergen® is promptly released into the room. Reducing the oxygen level just enough to stop combustion, without posing any risk of harm to individuals present.

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    From fireproof to future-proof

    Choose a sustainable fire suppression system that benefits your business and the environment.

    Inergen is an inert gas that is entirely eco-friendly and sustainable. It is composed of naturally occurring atmospheric gases, including 52% nitrogen, 40% argon, and 8% carbon dioxide.

    Inergen is entirely safe to breathe and has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of zero. Additionally, unlike some fire suppression agents, Inergen leaves no residue and requires no cleanup after discharge. This eliminates the need for extensive cleanup or costly downtime. Making it a cost-effective and future-proof fire suppression system for data centers.

    Why Inergen?

    Extinguish your risk

    Keep people and assets safe with no secondary damage. Inergen® efficiently suppresses fire in just 40 seconds, causing no damage nor harm to people, equipment, or the planet.

    Reasons for inergen fire protection in your data center

    Quick and automated response time.
    Rapid extinguish rate.
    Proven and reliable technology.
    No subsequent re-ignition.
    Harmless to humans.
    Automatic room shut-off system.
    Zero damage to servers, data, and server racks.
    Waterless system.
    100% sustainable.
    No clean up.
    No downtime.

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