“Means shall be provided for the crew to safely check the quantity of the fire extinguishing medium in the containers”

  • In the UAE it is estimated by marine servicing companies that typical findings are that 10-30% of the ships CO2 cylinders have accidentally discharged or leaked.
  • Extract from IMO & FSS Codes: International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) International Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code Chapter 5 - Fixed gas fire extinguishing systems 1. Application This chapter details the specifications for fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems as required by chapter II-2 of the Convention. 2. Engineering Specifications 2.1 General 2.1.1 Fire-Extinguishing Medium 2. 1. 1. 3 Means shall be provided for the crew to safely check the quantity of the fire extinguishing medium in the containers.
  • Annual certification checks cannot cater for the need to monitor suppression cylinders for the rest of the year. Annual inspections or unreliable mechanical pressure gauges leave the fire suppression system vulnerable between annual checks.

Solution?

  • The Portalevel’s credentials back up this success; proven accurate to +/-1.5mm by numerous different organizations, proven to save 75% of the time to complete testing when compared to weighing cylinders, it is the only Liquid Level Indicator to achieve full Classification Society Approval and there is currently over 11,000 units in operation worldwide.
  • Key Product
  • The equipment can work on a wide variety of cylinder types and typical agents include co2 and co2 marine system, FM200™, NOVEC 1230™, old Halon Agents, FE-13™, FE-25™, NAF S III™ and all core Clean Agent Systems.
  • The product checks contents of their fire suppression system so that they can crew their vessel knowing that their ships fire suppression system contains the correct contents – knowledge of safety
  • Portalevel™ MAX Marine – a version which is fitted with the Mini Marine Extension Rod - The Portalevel® MAX is also available as a Marine Package. As well as the standard set the unit comes with the Multi-bank Extension Rod which enables the Operator to monitor back to the 2nd, 3rd or 4th rows deep of cylinders in an installation. This is ideal for use onboard rigs, platforms, vessels, warships as a cost effective, time saving and regulation compliant tool for enhancing the fire safety management procedures onboard.

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