Marine fire fighting equipment in Panama to take care of your boat and crew
Without doubt, one of the main causes of accidents onboard ships is fire. This is because of the presence of high temperature, excess quantity of flammable oil and other combustible materials.
A ship is fitted with various types of fire retardant and fire fighting equipments so as to fight any kind of fire and extinguish it as soon as possible before it turns into a major catastrophic situation.
Oceanco supplies and services the following Marine fire fighting equipment in Panama which are used onboard ships
Fire Hose and Nozzles
Fire hoses with length of at least 10 meters are used in ships. Number and diameter of the hoses are determined by the classification society. Nozzle of diameters 12 m, 16 m and 19 m used on ship are of dual purpose types- Jet and spray mode.
Fire hoses are connected to fire hydrants from which the water supply is controlled. They are made up of heat retardant material to get least affected from the sub zero temperatures and also to ensure that hoses can be easily coupled with them.
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Portable fire extinguishers of CO2, Foam and Dry Chemical Powder are provided in accommodation, deck and machinery spaces carried along with number of spares as given by the regulation.
Fixed Fire extinguishing system
CO2, Foam and water are used in this type of system, which is installed at different locations on the ship and is remotely controlled from outside the space to be protected.
Inert Gas System
The inert gas system is provided in the oil tankers of 20000 dwt and above and those which are fitted with Crude oil washing. Inert Gas System is to protect Cargo space from any fire hazards.
Fire Detectors and Alarms
Fire detection and alarm systems are installed in Cargo area, accommodation, deck areas, and machinery spaces along with alarm system to notify any outbreak of fire or smoke at the earliest.
Emergency Escape Breathing Device
This is used to escape from a room on fire or filled with smoke. The location and spares of the same must be as per the requirements given in FSS code.
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