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Enhancing resilience in today’s digitalized and automated ships.

In 1997 we performed our first cable coating on a cruise ship – Sovereign of the Seas.

FS Coating has protected cables for more than 30 years on board ships and in the oil and gas industry. Initially, only fire protection was performed but over the years more benefits and a wider scope of work have been added.

Over the years vessels have experienced enhanced resilience in vessel electrical systems by protecting the cables with FS coating as a means of protection. Relatively new is certified coating systems from Fire Security which upgrades cables fire technically to flame-retardant and fire-resistant standards among others.

The ship’s station keeping ability as well as the ability to continue to operate as designed is greatly enhanced by keeping the cables operational in a fire situation.

FS Coating of cables extend the lifetime of existing cables, this being from general protection of the cables in normal conditions and specialized protection in certain harsh areas.  Fire Security also has coating approved to repair cables’ outer sheath.

In 1987 we did our first cable protection on an oil rig.

This is a major benefit as the repaired cable will be upgraded fire technically as well as protected from the environment.

The following industry segments have traditionally been the main users of the FS technology:

Typical causes of a cable’s normal ageing are identified as:

In recent years we have protected cables on numerous LNG tankers. We also do cable repair and extension of their operational life.

FS Coating of cables may contribute to a large risk reduction of any Ship or installation, the main factors of a reduced level of risk derived from the coating of cables are listed below.

A) Fire risk, fire scenario.

fire protection for cable helps avoid this fire

FS coatings protect cables in a fire situation.

B) Normal operation

Fire protection and cable life extension.

Leif Harald Tveitnes

Fire Security’s coating systems have the ability to upgrade the cables fire technically and at the same time extend the lifetime of the cables without any shutdown required gives you huge flexibility when maintaining or upgrading an existing ship.

We use the FS5 coating system to repair the outer sheath of cables and extend the lifetime.


Author: Leif Harald Tveitnes, President at Fire Security