Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Installations Regulations (SOR/95-191)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2009-12-31. Previous Versions

Fire Hydrant Systems

  •  (1) Every manned installation shall be provided with a fire hydrant system in accordance with this section.

  • (2) The fire hydrant system shall be connected to a continuously pressurized wet pipe water main that

    • (a) is connected to at least two pump systems that are situated as far apart as possible; and

    • (b) when any one of the pump systems required by paragraph (a) is out of operation,

      • (i) is capable of delivering at least one jet simultaneously from each of any two fire hydrants through the hoses and nozzles, at a pressure at the hydrants of at least 350 kPa,

      • (ii) is capable of delivering water at a sufficient pressure and quantity so that the aggregate capacity of the pump systems that are still operating is not less than 120 m3/hour when the pump systems are delivering water to the fire hydrants, and

      • (iii) is capable of maintaining a pressure of at least 700 kPa to any foam system protecting the helicopter deck.

  • (3) The number and position of the fire hydrants in the fire hydrant system shall be such that water from any two hydrants, one of which is fitted with only a single length of fire hose and the other of which is fitted with one or two lengths of fire hose, can reach every part of the installation where a fire may occur.

  • (4) Each fire hydrant in the fire hydrant system shall be provided with a hose that

    • (a) is of not more than 18 m in length;

    • (b) is equipped with a 19 mm dual purpose nozzle capable of spray or jet action and with the necessary couplings; and

    • (c) meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1961, Standard on Fire Hose.

Water Deluge and Water Monitor Systems in Areas with Petroleum

  •  (1) In this section,

    “water deluge system”

    “water deluge system” means a system capable of deluging a space with water from fixed heads; (système déluge)

    “water monitor system”

    “water monitor system” means a system capable of deluging a space with water from monitors. (système de régulation d’eau)

  • (2) Every manned production installation shall be equipped with a water deluge system or, in the case of an open space, a water monitor system, for each space in the installation that contains equipment that stores, conveys or processes petroleum not used as fuel on the installation.

  • (3) The systems required by subsection (2) shall be

    • (a) connected to a continuously pressurized water main that is connected to at least two pump systems; and

    • (b) capable of discharging water at the rate of at least 12.2 L/minute/m² over the largest area served by the system when any one of the pump systems is out of operation.

  • (4) Every water deluge system shall

    • (a) operate automatically in response to a signal from the fire detection system;

    • (b) be capable of being operated manually from the control station and from locations close to but outside of each space served by it; and

    • (c) when in operation, automatically activate an audible and visual signal at the fire and gas indicator panel in the control station.

  • (5) Every water monitor system shall

    • (a) be capable of being activated manually from the control station and from locations close to but outside of each space served by it;

    • (b) have sufficient movement in the horizontal and vertical planes to permit the monitor to discharge water into any part of the space served by it;

    • (c) be capable of being locked in any position; and

    • (d) be capable of discharging water as a jet or spray.

  • (6) A water deluge system provided pursuant to subsection (2) shall meet the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection.