Hydraulic Driven Fire Water Pumps are crucial for safety and the fire water pump packages from Western Energy meets the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 20 standard and class requirements.
The diesel/hydraulic driven system is applicable for FWPP installations above the low water line, typically in a compartment below deck in the fore peak of a FPSO. A typical FWPP system for such an installation consists of the following as a minimum:
- Diesel engine
- Diesel driven booster pump
- Hydraulic driven lift pump
- Diesel driven hydraulic system
- NFPA 20 controller
The hydraulic driven lift pump is installed dry. Suction is from a sea chest and water is pumped to the booster pump that is connected directly to the main diesel engine. To reduce the risk of water hammers, a non-return valve is installed after the dry installed in-line lift pump.