Gielle Marine Fire Solutions:
45 years of expertise and experience
Fire Protection for the Marine Industry
Equipment on Fire-Fighting
The GL Guidelines
On 1 December 2008, the updated edition of
the GL Guidelines for the Equipment on
Fire-Fighting Ships came into force. The
basic requirements have been amended by two
Firstly, tests should be carried out during
sea trials in calm water showing the
capability of the main propulsion plant, the
thrusters and the steering gear to maintain
the ship's position for all possible
directions of the monitors. Secondly, a
control system for thrust and thrust
direction, e.g. a joystick system, should be
Regarding fire protection and extinguishing
equipment the following requirements have
For pumps involved in fire-fighting, a
performance test is to be carried out in the
manufacturer's workshop under GL supervision
The foam concentrate should be of an
approved alcohol-resistant type suitable for
oil and chemical fires
Each monitor supply pump is to be connected
to at least one sea chest/sea connection
Pipelines for fire-fighting purposes
(monitor supply, foam, water spray, etc.)
installed on open deck should have effective
protection against corrosion
The water velocity inside suction pipes
shall normally not exceed 2 m/s and inside
delivery pipes not exceed 4 m/s.
The documents for approval are to be
complemented by details on structural fire
protection of the fire-fighting ship, a
torsional vibration calculation for
engine-driven monitor pumps having a power
in excess of 200 kW and a calculation of the
volume of foam concentrate for ships with
the Class Notation FF2 or FF3.
Our quality is certified
Gielle makes its products inaccordance with UNI EN ISO 9001, UNI EN ISO 14001,
SA8000:2001 certified quality standards
In accordance with established maritime standards
Gielle’s systems solutions have been tested and approved by marine regulatory agencies throughout the world.
Worldwide installation and service.
No matter where your vessel puts into port. From
New York to Dubai, we perform whatever service is necessary including installation,
retrofit, recharge, maintenance and
It's our global commitment to keeping your Gielle systems functioning perfectly and in
accordance with applicable Marine fire protection regulations.
The right approvals and certifications.
Gielle Fire Systems' products carry an impressive range of Type
Approvals and Flag Administration Approvals.
System design, installation & service
Gielle can provide the services (design and installation, retrofit, recharge,
an d maintenance) necessary to keep your system functioning
properly and in compliance with all applicable
Marine fire protection regulations.
We provide complete stationary and mobile fire
protection solutions from risk analysis via technical design to
Gielle is the leading fullservice
provider for fire protection in Europe and one of
the leading companies worldwide.
Marine, naval and offshore fire protection
Products from the Gielle Fire Suppression have been
developed to meet not only the needs of today, but to also
comply with evolving marine requirements, including
environmental issues, local regulations and more. To every
extent possible, we engineer the ability to upgrade our
equipment directly into our product lines. In many cases, this
gives owners the ability to avoid entire system replacements
when conditions change. Each design innovation is supported
by such important services as ongoing safety documentation.
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