Smoke Detection System

The smoke detection system is used for continual smoke monitoring in up to 48 cargo holds. For this a network of pipes simultaneously draws air samples from all cargo spaces, which are then fed to the smoke detection panel.
In most cases, the pipes for the CO2 fire extinguishing system are used for this. The fire extinguishing equipment and the smoke detection system can both be connected to the same network by means of 3 way valves.

For remote display of smoke alarms and fault warnings, a repeater panel is installed on the bridge and is connected to the smoke detection panel in the CO2 room via a 4 wire cable. The system in its layout complies with the requirements of SOLAS chapter II-2, regulation 13-1(Sample extraction smoke detection systems). The system is designed to safeguard against explosion according to IEC 79 and EN 50 020.



System Description

A typical smoke detection system consists of the following primary components:

•a smoke detection panel with or without integrated connections for detection lines

•one or more repeater panels on the bridge or in the fire control room for remote display of alarms and fault warnings

•a fan unit for drawing air from the cargo holds

In addition, if needed:

•one or more extension panels for connecting additional detection lines

•a relay box with voltage-free contacts for a fire alarm for each individual detection line


•Complies with SOLAS Chapter 11-2 and the FSS Code Chapter 10
•Type Approved by all major Classification Societies
•Compact and modular design saves cost
•Utilizes existing CO2 pipework

•Automatic air sampling and monitoring of up to 48 cargo holds
•Repeater panels allow for monitoring from key locations on the vessel
•Completely automated and self-adjusting
•Explosion protected to IEC79 and EN 50 020
•One button control for simple testing and resetting
•Fan’s switch automatically every 24 hours to give even load on motors