InnoVfoam has been asked to supply two foam extinguishing systems to protect two helidecks on a 140-metre super yacht. InnoVfoam received this order from yacht builder De Vries Makkum, which is part of the Feadship organisation.
The extinguishing system as a whole consists of a foam proportioning system with an around-the-pump proportioner and four pop-up nozzles to protect each helideck. Each nozzle is fitted flush with the surface of the helideck and is used to cover flammable helicopter fuel with a water/foam mix. The foam concentrate selected for this project is the Solberg RF3 rehealing foam, which is an ICAO-certified fluorine-free extinguishing foam.
A Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) was carried out at the InnoVfoam test centre in Oudkarspel recently and was attended by representatives of the yard, Keuringsgroep Lloyd's and the client. The systems were demonstrated in a satisfactory manner and approved for installation on board the yacht.
The expectation is that the super yacht will be ready at the end of 2017, after which the official commissioning of the extinguishing system will take place. The Service Department at InnoVfoam will be present to ensure that the system is delivered correctly. We will keep you informed of all developments.