Fire Suppression Systems

Many fires on board start quickly, often in hidden areas, and can go undetected for some time.  A combination of high temperatures, flammable liquids and fast air flow can create an ideal environment for a potential fire to start.

The right fire suppression system installed and regularly serviced can provide continuous protection, preventing the risk of injury and loss of life, and avoiding damage to vital systems and valuable assets.

Gaseous Fire Suppression

Gaseous fire suppression uses inert gases and chemical agents to rapidly extinguish fires through total flooding and local application methods in environments where other extinguishing agents would not be effective or cause damage.

FM200 - Clean Agent

  • colourless and odourless gas

  • rapid discharge with 10 second or less extinguishing levels

  • reduced down time and loss of vital system operations

  • leaves no residue - no cleanup, minimal damage and lower repair costs

  • non-conductive

  • low storage space required - space saving

  • safe for human occupied areas

  • no ozone depletion - environmentally friendly

  • widely accepted replacement for Halon gas

Novec 1230 - Clean Agent

  • colourless and low odourless gas

  • extinguishes a fire in seconds

  • reduced down time and loss of vital system operations

  • leaves no residue - no cleanup, minimal damage and lower
    repair costs

  • non-conductive

  • safe for human occupied areas

  • no ozone depletion - extremely environmentally friendly

CO2

  • colourless and odourless gas

  • fast and effective extinguishing

  • no residue - no cleanup, minimal damage or business interruption

  • non-conductive

  • no ozone depletion or environmental impact

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Water Mist Systems

Water mist systems use very fine droplets of water to create a mist that converts to steam, covering and smothering
large areas to contain and extinguish a fire.

  • high and low pressure systems

  • immediate activation

  • extinguishes quickly

  • uses less water used by other conventional sprinklers

  • minimal water damage - less clean up

  • environmentally friendly

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Foam Systems

Foam fire suppression systems are a mixture of foam concentrate,
water and air that form a blanket of bubbles to coat the flammable
surface, cool the fire and remove the supply of oxygen to the fuel.

  • Low and medium expansion

  • quick releasing to reduce damage

  • safe for humans when released

  • suitable for liquid fires in high-risk areas such as machinery
    spaces, cargo areas and helicopter platforms

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Marine Aerosol Systems

Marine aerosol systems use microparticles and gaseous matter to interrupt the chemical chain reaction in flames without depleting oxygen, providing extended post-fire security against reignition.

  • space and weight saving - suitable for small areas

  • non-pressurised and non-hazardous

  • non-toxic and non-corrosive

  • non-ozone depleting, carrying little or no global warming potential

  • ideal for small, enclosed areas
     

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Wet Chemical Systems

Wet chemical systems are designed to provide protection against fires
involving cooking oils and grease in galley areas where a fire can quickly
spread into the exhaust air duct via residues on the fat filters where they
can then potentially move to other areas of the vessel.

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Dry Chemical Systems

These systems use nitrogen as a propellant to eject a dry powder from
monitors to extinguish a fire. 

Commonly used on deck areas and cargo holds,
 

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