NEWSHEET 13

Marine Vessel Protection

Fire Risks on board Military, Commercial and Petro-Chemical sea going vessels and those on Marine leisure craft may be assessed as completely different from each other. What IS common to ALL is the obvious risk to life and cargo from a fire and the limited escape options available to crew and passengers when at sea. Linear heat is a detection concept which has been repeatedly proven on Marine applications and is able to detect an overheat condition at a pre-combustion stage.

PROLINE Linear Temperature Sensing provides a localised temperature sensing system which will not be adversely affected by conditions one would expect to find on board marine vessels.

The most traditional Application for linear heat detection on leisure craft, is the protection of an inboard engine bay where oil or fuel leaks onto hot surfaces are more common than many believe or care to admit.

The installation of a linear heat sensor cable around the engine bay will provide a cost effective early warning of an overheat condition and/or rapid detection of any flash fire situations.

This detection signal may be used via suitable outputs from a dedicated control unit to automatically operate an installed extinguishing system, or alert those on board smaller craft so that necessary actions can be taken to manually extinguish the fire.

On larger commercial and military sea going vessels the same risk may be protected by linear heat detection in a similar way - but in this case it is almost always associated with an automatic extinguishing system.

Depending on the purpose for which the vessel was originally designed, linear detection should be considered and specified for any combination of the following additional risks:

  • GENERATORS
  • ELECTRICAL SUPPLY CABLE PROTECTION
  • ELECTRICAL CONTROL CUPBOARDS
  • FUEL DISTRIBUTION LINES
  • STORAGE HOLD
  • CAR DECK

There are many features and benefits which can be provided by PROLINE to the end user customer:

1. A pre-determined alarm temperature may be specified which is not dependent upon any minimum sensor cable length exposure.

2. Alarm Point Location - a visual indication of the position of the alarm signal along a length of installed linear sensor cable. A particularly advantageous feature for over-heat detection where no visible flame exists.

Featured

Digital (LHS) & Analogue Linear Sensing

The means to locally monitor for temperature changes (rise or fall) at "point of risk" and at ANY /ALL locations along an installed length of temperature sensitive cable - regardless of environmental conditions.

Fibre Optic Linear Temperature Sensing

Line detection of temperature change and rate of rise along multi -kms lengths of small diameter fibre optic cable. It provides high performance near real time temperature Sensing and Alarm functionality with standard communication interfaces.

Proline 'Nero' Water & Moisture Detection

Rapid detection of the smallest of leaks within Industrial, Commercial Environments by a recoverable cable. Designed to provide 24 hours/day x 7 days/week continuous monitoring of areas where even the smallest of leaks can prove disastrous. Essential where undetected leakages can cause serious damage to today’s complex electrical, communications and computer networks.

About

PROLINE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

A U.K. registered Company with hands-on product development, global market & application experience dating from the 1970's.

Proline equipment conforms to all NFPA 72 and EN54 standards requirements for linear detection.

Pneumatic, Digital, Analogue, Fibre Optics, Measuring Point System, Aspirating Systems...regardless of your linear detection requirement PROLINE will be happy to assist you.