Small marine vessels, i.e., 24 meters or less, are some of the hardest working vessels on the water. Many commercial vessels, such as fishing boats, tugs, support vessels for offshore operations, and research vessels fall into this category, and are also referred to as workboats. There are tight confines, machinery everywhere, limited crew, and often a 24/7 schedule.
Other vessels in this size category are also hardworking at providing a sense of style, luxury, and comfort. These are the yachts. With a crew to serve both the guests and the yacht, they are often on duty 24 hours a day, like the fishing vessel.
Even if the crew is well-trained and equipped for marine firefighting (but note—they probably won’t be) and extinguishes the fire, any significant damage in the engine room is problematic. Mechanically speaking, almost everything that is important to the vessel is located in the engine space.
Hydraulic pumps, electrical generators, and the fire pump are typically installed in the engine room. Damage to other systems can leave the vessel in the dark, unable to maneuver, and lacking hydraulic power. And since most fire pumps are electrically driven, the crew can also lose their ability to fight the fire. In short, an engine room fire can easily result in the vessel being dead in the water.
The engine room is the most common location for fires onboard a vessel. Everything needed to start a fire is there:
When a fire occurs on a vessel, there is no fire department to call. The crew is responsible for fighting the fire. On a vessel this size, their numbers are limited, they are mariners, not firefighters.
With so much at stake—lives of the crew, guests, and the vessel—having a system on a small marine vessel that can rapidly and effectively suppress a fire in the enclosed engine space is incredibly important. The Stat-X® total flooding aerosol system is an ideal and proven fire suppression system to protect marine engine spaces.
The compact units are easily installed in locations where, in the tight spaces of the engine room, they are out of the way. The Stat-X electrically operated generators can be connected to a fire detection system for activation, or the thermally operated units themselves can be specified to activate at a pre-determined temperature.
The rapid response of the Stat-X system can quickly suppress engine space fires while they are still manageable, thereby reducing damage and keeping the engine turning. Additionally, the agent remains suspended for up to twenty minutes to prevent reflash. Discharge of a Stat-X unit does not damage equipment and requires minimal cleanup.
The Stat-X condensed aerosol fire suppression is a great choice to protect these enclosures.
Stat-X fire suppression is currently protecting fire suppression for machinery spaces and engine compartments worldwide. Find out more today.Talk To An Expert
"After researching available special hazard (fire) systems for the very best protection as well as compliance with safety and environmental issues we found Stat-X technology as the product leader."
— Engineer, Leicestershire, UK
An affordable, simple solution for safeguarding fire suppression for machinery spaces and engine compartments special hazards
Operators need a compact, durable fire suppression systems for fire suppression for machinery spaces and engine compartments that quickly detects and suppresses fire, compiles with regulation and keeps employees and environment front of mind.
Stat-X has many listings and approvals that supports these criteria, offering quick and effective fire suppression, durability, minimal maintenance, and environmental safety in the challenging conditions of an fire suppression for machinery spaces and engine compartments.
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Stat-X is an ideal fire suppression alternative to HFC based systems that are being regulated out of use through various global movements; and to PFAS based systems that are starting to face significant regulatory pressure at the local level, and likely to be more widespread in the coming years.
Fireaway Inc. designs and manufactures the Stat-X® condensed aerosol fire suppression product line.