Fire fighting foam is made of three ingredients. These are a foam concentrate, water and air. When these three ingredients are mixed, it creates a foam solution that is a stable mass of small, air filled bubbles with a lower density than oil, gasoline or water. This unique combination makes the foam solution very fluid and enables it to readily flow over liquid surfaces to blanket fuel surfaces. It can quickly suppress flammable vapours, cool burning fuels, and hot surfaces.
Shipping remains the most important method of transport for bulk goods. In particular, for crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals, tankers are the only cost effective method of moving them long distances from source to end user. Foam is obviously the answer to protecting such vessels but it can also play a vital role for other vessels such as carriers for hold protection, car ferries for car decks and all vessels for engine rooms and machinery spaces.
Also, fire fighting vessels must be available for marine fire fighting. These need large throughput monitors with long throw capability as well as a whole range of ancillary fire fighting equipment.
Marine environment demands the best materials because of the highly corrosive atmosphere. Not only are high salt levels present but the equipment has to withstand the effects of large fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
Fi-Fi I, II & III
The use of fire fighting vessels is increasing to combat the risks of disasters occurring on or close to water. Many waterfront developments - marinas, docks etc. and the offshore oil arena have demanded specialist vessels that combine the routine duties of a tug or service vessel with that of a fire fighting role.
Marine classification societies for Fire Fighter I, II and III classifications stipulate the basic requirements for water monitors up to a capacity of 2500m³/hr. We have developed a wide range of monitors and specialist equipment to comply with the rules governing specification of these fire fighting ships. We have developed these standards further to introduce large throughput foam discharge capability.The capability of delivering foam or water, instead of water only, results in a much more versatile fire fighting vessel.
All systems will be designed to meet the individual needs of our customer and in accordance with IMO & all Marine classification society rules and regulations.