Sea-Fire Marine Announces FireStop Ahead Of Sub M
Now that Subchapter M regulations, which will be fully implemented July 20, will require the installation of a fire detection system to detect engineroom fires, Sea-Fire Marine has announced its FireStop fire detection and alarm system. Its fire suppression systems are Coast Guard-approved and designed to help towing vessel owners comply with the new federal regulations, the company said.
Sea-Fire’s modular FireStop system provides quick and clear identification of open, short and alarm conditions of fire alarms. Its 10- by 7-inch control panel has fire, heat and smoke monitoring capabilities.
The standard unit covers two zones, such as the engineroom and an accommodation area, according to the company.
Each zone can have up to two detectors and/or no limit to manual call points. When the fault is detected, the signal is processed and sent via CAT5 cables through the control panel to Sea-Fire’s display panel and/or zone identification panel. The weatherproof display panel uses LEDs to indicate alarms and faults, while the custom-designed zone identification panel indicates the exact location of the detected warning. FireStop can be expanded to handle up to 16 zones with Sea-Fire’s fire control adapter panel.
FireStop is designed to integrate with Sea-Fire’s pre-engineered fixed extinguishing systems. The company offers a variety of cylinder sizes to accommodate areas from 25 to 1,800 cubic feet of engine compartment volume.
Sea-Fire Marine said that these Coast Guard-approved systems operate automatically with heat sensor actuated valves, and can also be equipped with a manual discharge capability. They utilize 3M Novec 1230 fire protection fluid extinguishing agent. Non-toxic Novec 1230 is the safest on the marine market, with zero ozone depletion and an extremely low global warming potential.