Fire- fighting system
A risk assessment approach has to be taken, according to SOLAS Ch. II-2 Reg. 17, to ensure that the proposed fire- fighting system provides equivalent safety for the methanol system as for a conventional fuel oil system. In principal, water- based extinguishing media are recommended due to methanol’s solubility properties in water. Carbon dioxide systems, as well. Nozzle design, flow requirements, and so forth, need to be specially considered and is subject for flag state approval.
For the SPIRETH project, both drencher and water- mist systems are used. Water-mist is proposed for Stena Germanica.