NFF XFlow® Water Mist Solutions

The Novenco Fire Fighting (NFF) Water Mist Solutions can be applied for total flooding, local application firefighting (LAFF), accommodation areas, galley and duct. The versatility of the solutions presents you with the option to integrate all systems into one. The system has a unique XFlow® water mist nozzle, which spreads fine water mist that extinguishes the fire quickly, without any risk to the people or equipment. The mist droplets vary in size and circulate in the air, suppressing the supply of oxygen and absorbing the heat. This is effective at breaking the chain of combustion.

KEY FEATURES 

  • Quick release
    The system can be released immediately without evacuation as it is harmless to crew and machinery. This reduce the risk of damaging surrounding equipment
  • Compact design
    The NFF water mist system uses water from the vessel’s fresh water tank, with a backup connection for seawater. No dedicated storage space is required, increasing the overall productive space available on your vessel. One pump and control system can be used for total flooding, local application and accommodation fire fighting in one single application.
  • Low water consumption
    The combination of very fine water droplets and water mist uses a small volume of water. The combination ensures fast suppression requiring less water, whilst remaining effective at removing heat and oxygen from the fire.
  • Higher safety level
    Water is an effective agent for fire fighting as it is readily available and environmentally friendly. When water is added as mist it is highly efficient at reducing and dissipating heat and thereby controlling, suppressing and extinguishing a fire.
  • Standardised components
    The NFF water mist system uses a water mist nozzle with low working pressure and low water flow. The pipe system components such as fittings and valves are standard components, keeping installation and maintenance costs low.

 

WHAT MAKES XFLOW TECHNOLOGY DIFFERENT?

The secret of the NFF XFlow technology is a combination of fine water droplets and water mist, giving optimal system performance.

The water droplets cool the surface preventing reignition, while the mist encapsulates the fire and suffocates it by restricting the oxygen flow. The droplets stabilize the mist extinguishing the fire with minimum damage to machinery and other vital installations. This makes the system more efficient for certain types of fires compared to high pressure water mist systems, even though both systems have to pass the same tests.

The NFF water mist system can be released immediately when a fire is detected. There is no need to evacuate the protected room before release, as water represents no risk to humans or the environment. Because the fire fighting system can start immediately, the risk of the fire spreading is significantly reduced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Survitec Watermist Diagram

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION 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 and can be done automatically or manually.

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 NFF 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.

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.

 

Survitec XFlow Nozzles

OPTIONS 

XFlow Water Mist LAFF system

  • The local protection unit is supplied as plug and play, ready to connect to water, power, pumps, and pipes
  • Type approved heavy duty non-corrosive section valves
  • Nozzle heads are protected in stand-by position
  • Dry pipe system - uses very small amounts of water for immediate release, with a maximum pressure of 16 bars
  • Can be supplied as part of the total flooding or accommodation system
  • The system meets the requirements of MSC/circ. 1387 type and certification IMO Circ.913

XFlow Water Mist Total Flooding system

  • Reliable fire protection based on the newest technology.
  • The system can be released immediately without evacuation as it is harmless to machinery and crew
  • Immediate release reduces the risk of damaging surrounding equipment
  • The system uses a dry pipe system with minimal water consumption and low power requirements
  • Certified according to SOLAS chapter II-2 and IMO MSC1165

XFlow Water Mist Accommodation system

  • The water mist head is concealed in the ceiling and only visible when activated
  • The nozzle and has an elegant Danish design and comes in a variety of different materials & colours
  • Standard components are based on a maximum system pressure of 16 bars
  • Minimal installation costs and maintenance
  • Fixed water-based water mist system designed in accordance with SOLAS chapter II-2 and Res. A.800 (19)

NFF XFlow® Galley and Duct systems

  • Pure water mist system, no chemicals are needed
  • Easy clean nozzles, no protection cap etc. is needed
  • Galley system is self-contained water driven from pressurised tanks
  • Duct system can be supplied either as a stand-alone system or combined with other water mist system(s), such as with galley system and accommodation system, a typical combination way
  • Low pressure systems - The duct system is with a maximum system pressure of 16 bars, and the galley system is with 25 bar
  • Easy service, no expensive refi lling, only pure water and air-recharge
  • The complement of galley and duct protection gives a more complete offering for yachts and passenger vessels

SYSTEM APPLICATIONS

Local application fire fighting
The NFF XFlow local application fire fighting system is a localised fire extinguishing system for internal combustion machinery in Category A spaces.

Total flooding fire fighting
The NFF XFlow total flooding fire fighting system is designed for protection of machinery spaces of Category A. It is suitable for use in engine rooms, turbines, enclosures, paint booths, cable ducts, switchboard installations and other enclosed spaces.

Accommodation fire fighting
The NFF XFlow accommodation fire fighting system is a highly sophisticated firefighting solution

Galley and duct fire fighting
The NFF XFlow® Galley and Duct systems are fixed fire extinguishing systems for galleys deep-fat fryers and ducts onboard ships.

Survitec Watermist Solution VesselSurvitec Watermit Solutions Cruise Ship

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

NFF’s fire fighting systems are approved by MED, international marine authorities and classification societies. NFF is MED module D approved. Survitec is certified according to ISO 9001.

  • NFF XFlow® Local Application system is type approved and certified to be in compliance with MSC/circ. 1387 type
  • NFF XFlow® Total Flooding system is type approved and certified to SOLAS chapter II-2 and IMO MSC1165
  • NFF XFlow® Accommodation system is type approved and certified in accordance with SOLAS chapter II-2 and Res. A.800(19) as amended by MSC265
  • NFF XFlow® Galley and Duct systems are type approved to ISO 15371:2015

Contact Us


I would like to be informed about the latest news and offers and agree to the use of my email address in this context.