CO2 CanistersWorking with smaller crews implies that automated fire protection is more important than ever. Fire fighting systems must be able to release automatically or semi-automatically as required. Fire protection systems have to be specially designed for different vessels and applications. Each protected area has to be individually considered and outfitted with a suitable fire fighting system.
CEBSAN Marine’s fire protection technology is state of the art. We are proud to fulfil the NATO Navy’s requirements and take care of fire protection aboard many navy vessels.
These fire protection systems are provided for various applications in the commercial and navy sector. CO2-systems displace oxygen and are highly efficient. It is necessary to evacuate all rooms prior to activation of a CO2-system.
The CO2-gas used for fire protection is non-conducting and odourless. For this reason, an odoriferous substance (e.g. rose oil) will be added to the CO2-cylinders during the filling process. CO2-systems may be used for the following facilities:
CO2-systems for multiple engine rooms
If a vessel has more then one engine room, then the system capacity is calculated according to the largest area to be protected. The other areas are controlled via section valves. The CO2-cylinders are arranged in a separate cylinder room. The release for the single areas is pneumatically controlled via release stations located adjacent to the rooms.
In addition, a manual release can be operated from the CO2-cylinder room. The CO2 is distributed via a fixed installation pipe system with nozzles.
Sound insulating capsules for engines
Separate CO2-systems are installed for the protecting of sound insulating gas turbine engine capsules. The cylinders are arranged either directly at the capsule or, in case of larger engines, the cylinders have to be located in a separate cylinder room.
The system release is fully automatic, requiring two flame detectors and two temperature sensors to be installed within the capsule. On the flame detectors’ and temperature sensors’ response, the system is automatically released via the existing fire alarm control panel.
To exclude risk of personal injury in accessible capsules, an optical and acoustical alarm is given within the capsule prior to release. Within the capsule, CO2 is distributed via a pipe systems and nozzles.
CO2-systems for helicopter turbines
For helicopter turbine protection, a separate CO2-system is installed in the hangar area. Release of the system is activated manually. The crew carries out the fire-fighting procedures and CO2 is supplied via a flexible hose.