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FFS: Fire Fighting Systems

Fire Fighting Systems (FFS), located in Norway and in Singapore, is a designer, maker and supplier of complete systems for external fi re fi ghting in the marine market.

FFS provides complete packages comprising all services and equipment exclusive piping required for installations onboard tugs, offshore vessels, fi re boats and work boats in accordance with all class societies.

FFS are focused on up-to-date design and engineer- ing in order to provide the most competitive and best performing systems in the market. Its product range comprises pumps with drivers, monitors, foam mix- ers, deluge systems, remote control systems and all related equipment for a complete system.

FFS will provide a system performance guarantee based on our engineering. Commissioning and class approvals for Fi-Fi 1, 2 and 3 notations are standard parts in our scope. fi

Fire Detection System

Elite RSM Analog

Addressable Fire

Alarm Control Pan- els are designed to accommodate up to 256 devices on Com- mercial Marine Ap- plications. Apollo protocol USCG /

ABS Type Approved

Smoke and Heat

Detectors are avail- able for a complete approved system. Two full SLC loops and leading edge microprocessor based electronics are standard.

Up to 15 E-View Serial Annunciators may be in- stalled to each control panel.

Sea-Fire’s Triton 8 Alarm Panel

With commercial vessels, being able to effi ciently pin- point the source of fi res enables quicker response.

The new Triton 8

Fire Alarm Panel from Sea-Fire is an addressable system enabling up to 256 detectors or manual call points. Reporting not only smoke or fi re, but potential hazards such as short circuits, the Triton 8 bears DNV Type and ABS Design ap- provals. The system’s 8 loops have 32 confi gurable zones. This system is superior to traditional two- wire, zone-based alarm panels, reducing the amount of installation wiring. www.sea-fi

Halyard Expands Insulation

Product Range

Halyard extended its range of noise insula- tion products with the introduction of Rock- wool Marine Firebatt 2000. The multipurpose Marine Firebatt 2000 is a rock mineral wool slab, providing fi re protection, thermal insulation and signifi cant noise reduction to marine craft and offshore installations. Marine

Firebatt 2000 has been designed to meet stringent requirements for fi re protection and insulation on commercial vessels. It is rated noncombustible in accordance with IMO A799 and is Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and MED (Marine Equipment Direc- tive) certifi ed, providing A30 and A60 fi re protec- tion to steel decks and bulkheads. Heavy duty, light- weight and fi re zero-rated, Marine Firebatt 2000 is easy to handle and install.

Carnival & Marioff

Marioff signed a fi ve-year frame agreement for maintenance services with Carnival Corporation covering servicing and maintaining HI-FOG wa- ter mist fi re suppression systems already installed onboard 66 cruise vessels owned by Carnival Cor- poration. Marioff, a supplier of water mist fi re pro- tection technology and supplier of system solutions worldwide under the brand HI-FOG, is a part of

UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United

Technologies Corp.

Enhanced Fire Protection

Guide from ABS

ABS recently released the ABS Guide for Enhanced

Fire Protection Arrangements. According to ABS

Director of Marine Technology Christina Wang, one of the primary goals of this new guide is to provide criteria for notations that increase the level of protection against fi res on board vessels, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), mobile offshore units (MOUs) and offshore installations. Another objective is to reduce the consequences of an on- board fi re through specifi c measures for prevention, detection and fi re extinguishing. The guide for En- hanced Fire Protection Arrangements is reportedly the fi rst such document to provide requirements to protect against the unique fi re risks associated with the industrial areas of fl oating production, storage and offl oading (FPSOs) units, Wang said.

Kidde FM-200 ECS Series

If you’re building a new vessel or retrofi tting a halon system on an existing one, Kidde offers its

FM-200 Fire Suppression System. First and foremost, the company touts its system solution as a benefi t to crew and responders, as the FM-200 clean agent works by interrupting the fi re on a molecular level, not by taking oxygen from the protected space, making it a preferred fi re sup- pression agent for protection of shipboard spaces where crew or other occupants may be present.

Kidde FM-200 Systems are approved for use in marine applications such as machinery spaces and fl ammable liquid storage areas by major regulatory agencies such as UL, FM, LPC, USCG,


In addition, the FM-200 offers advantages in two key areas that are always a concern onboard any commercial vessel: size and weight. Kidde FM-200 Systems take up less space than other types of fi re suppression systems, leaving more room for revenue-generating cargo or passengers. Also, the Kidde FM-200 Systems weighs less than either carbon dioxide or water mist systems.

Kidde FM-200 ECS Series engineered fi re suppression systems are used to suppress fi res in specifi c hazards or equipment where an electrically non-conductive agent is required, where agent cleanup creates a problem, where extinguishing capability with a low weight is desired and where the hazard is normally occupied. Kidde FM-200 systems are intended to protect spaces containing the following hazards: • Class A - surface type fi res–wood or othercellulose type material • Class B - fl ammable liquids • Class C - energized electrical equipment

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