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Tyco’s Deluge Resilience Programme: Complete Confidence of Fire Water from Every Nozzle, Every Time

Finally a solution to the worldwide safety issue affecting offshore firefighting systems

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What can happen

Nozzle blockages are caused by salt water bi-products such as corrosion, lime scale, marine growth, marine life, salt crystallisation, MIC and debris. All offshore firefighting systems using seawater are affected by one or more of these bi-products, including those using exotic pipework materials such as Titanium, Cunifer and GRP.

Upon activation of the system, water flow and pressure transport carry these seawater bi-products through the pipework to the nozzles where the small discharge orifices quickly become blocked. This can have a potentially disastrous effect should a fire occur and the Deluge systems fail due to protect people and the asset due to an in-adequate discharge of water.

Fact: Blocked nozzles have been found in system using all types of pipework material. Replacing pipework with expensive & exotic materials will not eliminate the problem.

Examples of Corrosion, Debris, Salt Crystalisation, Marine Growth blocking nozzles offshore
Examples of Corrosion, Debris, Salt Crystalisation and Marine Growth blocking nozzles offshore


Deluge resilience program combines our revolutionary Omnipass Anti Blockage Deluge Adaptor together with our 5&7 year wet / dry borescope based Inspection Test Maintenance Program. Either of these elements will offer significant benefits and improve the resilience of your system to blockages, however when combined can give:

Complete Confidence of Fire Water from Every Nozzle when required Every Time.

Tyco’s Deluge Resilience Program:

• Improve safety
• Eliminate blockages in nozzles
• Operate correctly 24/7/365
• Ensure compliance
• 100% pass rate every time
• Reduce costs
• Increase Asset Integrity and Life

OmniPass Anti Blockage Deluge Adaptor

Tyco’s OmniPass anti Blockage Adaptor is a revolutionary safety innovation that will eliminate potential for deluge system blockages within the nozzles

Exclusive to Tyco the OmniPass Antiblockage Deluge Adaptor is the only device available that has been specifically designed to prevent blockages in fighting nozzles within systems using seawater.

The small discharge orifices within the nozzles are the ‘weak point’ of the system that are most susceptible to blockages caused by one or more of the seawater bi-products. It takes less than 6g of debris to block a typical offshore deluge nozzle and the results can be catastrophic.

The OmniPass anti blockage adaptor ensures that any debris or seawater bi product(s) that has potential to block nozzles is held retained within the pipework, where due to significantly larger cross sectional diameters the effect is greatly reduced. The innovative design minimises the effect to ensure maximum flow is available at the nozzle.

Even when pipes appear to be completely blocked, nozzles with the OmniPass anti blockage adaptor has been proven to deliver significant amounts of water that could be critical in an offshore fire condition.

Tyco’s ITM (Inspection, Test and Maintenance) Programme

Our ITM (Inspection Test & Maintenance) Programme is an innovation to extend the period between wet deluge testing on offshore assets.

Why Tyco’s ITM

  • Compliance without reducing safety
  • Increase period between wet tests up to 7 years
  • Increase asset integrity and life
  • Reduce testing time
  • Removes restricted access requirement
  • Eliminate potential for unplanned shutdown
  • Demonstrate complete compliance
  • In accordance with Offshore Safety Case Directive 2015 reviewed and accepted by the UK HSE

Tyco’s borescope based test procedure is the ONLY dry testing procedure that inspects the internal condition of your pipe work to identify hidden dangers and its ability to operate on demand.

Tyco OmniPass adaptor is manufactured and supplied by Tyco under license from Rig Deluge Global Limited.
Some thumbnail images used within our Deluge section and Deluge brochure are property of RigDeluge© 2016

How We Can Help

Deluge Resilience Programme Brochure

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Deluge Verification Brochure

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OmniPass Platform Magazine Feature

Tyco is pleased to introduce to the industry a reliable and easy-to-implement innovation which will eliminate the threat of blocked nozzles allowing fires to take hold. OmniPass is a simple and cost-effective adaptor, which, when fitted between the pipe and nozzle, catches debris and increases the area passing space for water, thus effectively eliminating the chance of a blockage. The adaptors have been installed on a UK North Sea platform for over a year, and 12 monthly tests have shown there have been no blockages on the OmniPass-equipped nozzles, even with the old system and existing debris being present. Tyco is the only company in a position to provide the industry with an effective and achievable solution to this pressing issue. Current systems are not designed for salt water and have never been adapted to meet the challenges of salt water corrosion and marine life. While the system still requires maintenance, Tyco delivers a deluge resilience programme that meets with HSE requirements, which includes a move from annual wet testing to every five years, yearly and annual internal dry inspections to ensure no pipe blockages exist in the pipes. It’s said that only OmniPass can quickly and cheaply transform your deluge system from a dangerous liability into a fully operational life-saving asset. OmniPass gets water to the fire, first time, every time. Click on the link below to view the full OmniPass feature in October’s edition of Platform Magazine. Tyco Omnipass adaptor is manufactured and supplied by Tyco under license from Rig Deluge Global Limited. Some thumbnail images used within our Deluge section and Deluge brochure are property of RigDeluge© 2016 Find out more