System Design and Configuration
For engine room systems, the nozzles are mounted in a dry pipe system and released in sections through a total flooding system or as individual objects through local fire fighting systems. The system activation for a section is done manually from release stations in connection with the protected area or remotely from a release panel located at a fire control station, ECR or wheelhouse.
For accommodation areas, the nozzles are mounted in a wet pipe system and each water mist nozzle work automatically and independently. The nozzles activate when the fire reaches a certain temperature. The water mist is confined to the area or object affected by the fire, and the system can be activated without closing all vents and full evacuation of staff.
When a water mist nozzle is activated, water starts flowing through the pipes, causing the pressure to drop and the pumps to start. This triggers an optical and acoustic alarm on the bridge.
The Unitor XFlow water mist system uses water from the vessel’s freshwater tank. The system is also connected to seawater for back up operations. No dedicated storage space is required, increasing the overall productive space available on your vessel.