Dispersant system for x-bow and other vessels with enclosed bow section

Jason Engineering launches its patent-pending JASON DISPERSANT SYSTEM for X-BOW type vessels and other vessels with enclosed bow section. The highly innovative solution allows this type of vessels to participate in oil-spill clean up using the Jason Dispersant System in all offshore marine environments.


May 24th 2012 – Drammen, Norway – Jason Engineering, the world’s leading manufacturer of marine fire-fighting solutions and dispersant spraying systems for marine oil spill, is pleased to announce the patent-pending JASON DISPERSANT SYSTEM model DSP-XB.  The DSP-XB has been developed in collaboration with chemistry experts from SINTEF and allows for vessels with enclosed bow section to spray dispersant onto oil spill with high precision and at vessel speed up to 18 knots.


Dispersants are a highly effective way of combating oil spills at sea. The DSP-XB comes out from the enclosed sides of the bow using a hydraulically operated support beam with twin manifold spray nozzles. It has variable nozzle flow-rate as well as variable dispersant pump pressure/flow control in order to ensure the optimal result and effect on the oil spill.

The solution is designed for both new vessels as well as for retrofitting onto existing vessels. Jason has followed the strict requirement of the NOFO standard that stipulates for oil leak handling equipment to be mobilized and ready for action within 30 minutes. The DSP-XB is remotely controlled by an electric/hydraulic control system and operated from a wireless control panel.  In addition, the control system has the potential to be fully remote controlled, in the event downlink from external equipment, such as a helicopter detecting spills via infrared cameras, radar etc. in order to take control of speed, direction, dosage of dispersant, etc.

The DSP-XB is fully tested in extreme conditions with the safety of personnel in mind.  For arctic conditions, the system is fitted with deicing equipment in the form of explosion proof trace heating to avoid outage and situations that may require personnel to perform risky operations.

About Jason:
Founded in 1898, Jason has been producing marine fire-fighting systems and components since 1974. Its 2007 acquisition of the Aker Kvaerner Subsea FiFi Department, bringing in-house the ability to design and manufacture all key elements of ship sets; fire monitors, fire pumps, transmissions in addition to electric / hydraulic control and telescopic masts. Jason offers an extensive range of dispersant systems and engineering competence. Jason offers a state of the art range of dispersant systems containing both portable and fixed solutions in addition to the extensive firefighting portfolio.

For further information, please contact:
Sales contact – Vegar Lie and Svein Oestreng– Sales Managers Jason Engineering AS – vegar@jason.no and svein@jason.no

Design & technical support\construction – CEO & CTO Baard Hoan. baard@jason.no – Senior Engineer Jason Engineering AS
Design & Construction Solidworks and Autocad -  Simon Werner Isaksen. E-mail: simon@jason.no  and Claus Rasmussen - claus@jason.no – Technical Engineer Jason Engineering AS

Aker Kværner Subsea AS FiFi Department

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