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NFF XFLOW MOBILE WATER MONITOR AND WATER MIST LANCE

Regulation states that vessels carrying containers on or above the weather deck, constructed on or after January 2016 shall carry at least one water mist lance. Further, vessels designed to carry five or more tiers of containers on or above the weather deck, shall carry a number of mobile water monitors.
The Noveco Fire Fighting (NFF) XFlow Mobile Water Monitor and Water Mist Lance are designed to protect ships carrying containers on or above weather deck. For easy access to support and service, Survitec takes responsibility for the solution throughout its lifetime, including consultancy, product delivery and service inspections.

 



BENEFITS

 

Easy to assemble and operate, enabling quick fire response

Minimal and easy maintenance keeps operational costs low

 

water mist benefits

KEY FEATURES MONITOR

  • With nominal nozzle pressure of 4 bar, the throwing distance is 40 m and the monitor can protect up to 10 tiers of containers, and even more at higher pressure
  • Easy to carry and can be quickly assembled and operated by one crew member
  • Hydrant adaptors are available
  • Dual purpose nozzle for spray and jet functionality
  • Easy elevation feature to ensure precise and efficient fire fighting
  • Developed with large bores to avoid clogging
  • No moving parts in the nozzle
  • Ability of unattended operation

KEY FEATURES LANCE

  • The lance and its equipment comes in a practical tool case for easy storage and use
  • Equipped with a drill to penetrate the container wall quickly and safely
  • Can be operated by one crew member
  • Fitted with an extension to protect the operator from the hot surface
  • The water spray is discharged both vertically to protect crew from the heat, and horizontally to suppress the fire
  • Developed with a holder that enables it to be left unattended in operation

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

SYSTEM DESIGN AND CONFIGURATION

 

In case of fire in a container, the NFF XFlow® water mist lance and the water monitor can be used together or independently.
The water mist lance tool case contains a battery operated drill, a fire hose and the lance itself.
The equipment can easily be carried, mounted and operated by one person. The lance is connected to the fire main using the hose in the tool case, and water is released by pushing the valve handle. With the drill, it is easy and fast to drill a hole in the container wall, preferably quite high up on the wall.
The lance is then inserted in the hole, and the groove in the fixing sleeve fastens in the container wall. It can operate unattended as long as needed.
The monitor can be placed on deck or other horizontal surface without any straps or fastening devises. It is however fitted with a strap that can be used if the ship is rolling or pitching in heavy seas.
The monitor is connected to the fire main with a standard fire hose, and start operating as soon as the hydrant valve is opened. The angle of the water jet is easily adjusted by a turning wheel, from 0° to 90%, and the direction is set by turning the monitor. The monitor stays stable by itself, and can operate as long as needed unattended.

 

Extinguishing fire using water
The NFF XFlow water mist system creates a mist of fine water droplets. Droplets in variable sizes circulate in the airflow, suppressing the supply of oxygen and absorbing the heat energy, and thereby breaking the chain of combustion.
Water is an effective agent for fire fighting as it is readily available and environmentally friendly. When water is added as mist it is most efficient at reducing and dissipating heat and thereby controlling, suppressing and extinguishing a fire.

 

Technical Data
Detailed technical data can be found in the download section below.

 

 

 

Survitec Water monitor   

SYSTEM APPLICATIONS

Mobile water monitor

Survitec Mobile Water System

 

SYSTEM APPLICATIONS

Mobile mist lance

Survitec Watermist and Lance System

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Both the NFF XFlow® mobile water monitor and the NFF XFlow® water mist lance are type approved according to IMO regulations under SOLAS II-2/10.7.3 and the mobile monitor is tested and approved to meet the SOLAS regulations IMO MSC.1/ Circ. 1472.

The new regulation states that vessels carrying containers on or above the weather deck, constructed on or after January 2016 shall carry at least one water mist lance. Regulation states that vessels designed to carry five or more tiers of containers on or above the weather deck, shall carry a number of mobile water monitors in addition to the water mist lance(s):

Min 2pcs when ship breadth <30 meters

Min 4 pcs when ship breadth >=30 meter

 

The water mobile monitor is subject to onboard testing and approval to verify that the water jet of the mobile monitor reaches the top tier of containers when all required monitors and fire hoses are operated simultaneously.

 

Regulation background

Ships are constantly growing in size, so are container ship fleet sizes. Thus, the number of fire accidents on board container ships is also increasing. As a result of the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) provided to the Marine Safety Committee (MSC) at the IMO, it was agreed that fire protection of new cargo ships with containerised cargo on deck should be improved. Therefore additional firefighting equipment is required to be carried on board as specified by SOLAS reg. II-2/10.7.3.