Free Literature Offered On Walter Kidde Marine Smoke Detection System

Walter Kidde, Division of Kidde Inc., Wake Forest, N.C., has available free literature on the company's U.S. Coast Guard-approved Marine Smoke Detection System The four-page publication, which is printed in red, black and white and illustrated with photos, drawings and diagrams, explains that in this era of superships, fire protection and onboard safety have become extremely critical factors because of hazards that exist within the many interspaced, partitioned cargo holds of cargo carriers such as roll-on/roll-off and containerships.

To meet this complex problem Walter Kidde has developed the Marine Smoke Detection System, based upon a continuous monitoring of air within multiple zones of the ship to detect the presence of smoke, and to provide early warning of a potential fire problem. Air samples are continuously drawn from each fire zone and are inspected by a directed light beam. The presence of smoke in the viewing path of the light source causes the light to scatter and be seen by the photocell.

Once the presence of smoke is detected in any zone, the appropriate annunciation actions occur to provide audible and visual warning of an impending danger.

Essentially, the system is comprised of three principal components: a Smoke Detection cabinet; a separate Suction Fan Blower Cabinet; and a Repeater Panel. The system features ease of installation, individual alarm systems, independent light detectors, visual detection, olfactory detection, automatic power protection, and reserve blower control.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 43,  Dec 1984 New Hampshire

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