Each year, a couple of hundred fires aboard merchant ships are registered, the majority occurring from leaks in the engine room. Some fires result in loss of lives, while others “only” means high costs for repairs and losses related to deriving logistic issues.
Prevention of fire is the right solution
Our solution is LAS-10 – a fire-prevention “Leakage Alarm System”. The functionality of our Leakage Alarm System is based on a very large amount of air flow – 10.000 liters per minute – which is led through a detection chamber and trough a specially designed filter mesh.
The electronics in the detector combines and analyzes the content of both the oil sprays and gasses, which are detected by a sudden increase of collected oil or by the electronic gas sensor.
No other solution on the market combines these two detection methods, or even using our patentet technique as an indicator of fire and explosion risk.
Moreover, the large air flow is a much quicker indicator of potential risk than previously seen in other detection systems using i.e. light scatter.
The LAS-10 is developed in close cooperation with A. P. Møller-Mærsk and has been tested and validated at the Technological Institute, Denmark. Daspos A/S who launched the innovative idea behind LAS-10 and was nominated to “Enterpreneur of the year”, 2012. Received financial support from The Danish Maritime Fund.
In addition to preventing the risk for fire and explosions the LAS-10 is very user friendly as it
- has high reliability
- gives no false alarms and
- is easy to maintain