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Fire Safety Extinguishing Systems

To ensure the safe operation of ships, all fire-resistant construction parts as well as fire detection and firefighting systems must function reliably.

DNV GL experts for fire safety perform approval of drawings in accordance with our class rules and international regulations such as the SOLAS Convention, the MODU Code and the HSC Code. Additionally, we approve and certify products for fire-resistant constructions, fire extinguishing systems and equipment.

We provide:

  • Design approval for fire-resistant constructions
  • Type approval for fire extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Certification for fire safety equipment according to the Marine Equipment Directive (MED)
  • Conformity assessment of water mist systems protecting the engine room according to IMO MSC/Circ. 1165
  • Certification of containers for portable fire extinguishers according to the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EG
  • Certification of portable fire extinguishers for the Norwegian consumer market as recognised by the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB – Direktoratet for Samfunnssikkerhet og Beredskap)

Our fire safety specialists actively follow up all findings from surveys and fire-related incidents. We release guidance papers and recommended actions, bringing these to the attention of shipowners, managers and other parties. This ensures continuous improvement of fire prevention systems leading to greater safety for people, cargo, ships and the environment.

With DNV GL as your partner, you benefit from:

  • Products and designs that meet all requirements for fire protection in shipping
  • High safety levels in the event of a fire
  • Continuous knowledge development due to our ongoing experience and analyses
  • Technical support and guidance on safety and compliance whenever you need it