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:
- 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.