Qualification of advanced composite pipe for use in fire water deluge systems on open type offshore oil platforms
Yang, Chihdar Charles
Lea, Richard H.
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Lea, R. H., Stubblefield, M. A., & Pang, S. -. (1996). Qualification of advanced composite pipe for use in fire water deluge systems on open type offshore oil platforms. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE, , 3,265-268.
Different types of FIBERBOND pipe in the dry condition and with a butt & strap joint were subjected to a controlled fire for fire endurance evaluation. Testing adheres to a modification of the ASTM 1173-95 guideline, which simulates the development of an actual hydrocarbon fire. For a fire water deluge system, the pipe is in the dry condition approximately one to three minutes during an actual hydrocarbon fire. Preliminary testing shows that composite pipe is able to withstand this exposure to fire for the five minute duration of the test. This is achieved with modifying the chemical composition of the composite pipe and in some cases, adding an additional structural component to the overall pipe. Therefore, composite pipecould be used for the deluge fire system of an offshore oil platform.