Integrated onboard fire protection
It is common knowledge that fires occur frequently – probably more than once a week – onboard ships of all types and sizes. When a fire breaks out, the costs of dealing with it average USD 150,000 per minute – and that only covers repair work. Add in lost production and any harm to crew and passengers, and the total cost of a ship fire can be catastrophic both financially and in terms of your company’s reputation.
The LAS-10 is a patented leakage alarm system that accurately detects conditions that can lead to a fire before the fire breaks out. The LAS-10 system comprises up to 4x12 detectors placed at key points in your engine room and all connected to a Control Unit, which is in turn linked to a smart Monitor normally placed in the Engine Control Room.
Due to various interfaces and protocols included, the system can link to any existing automation and monitoring system.
The LAS-10 is unique in that it detects the early warning signs of a fire in your engine room – namely airborne hydrocarbon gasses and oil sprays from broken pipes, leaking gaskets or seals, and cracked weldings in high-pressure fuel and oil systems. It works by conducting a very high airflow rate (10,000 liters per minute) through a “gas nose” and a specially designed filter mesh in each detector. Electronics inside the detector analyze the content of both the gasses and sprays, and send qualified data via the Control Unit to the Monitor and alarms when actions are required.
The system does not produce false alarms, and is very easy to install and maintain.
Easy to integrate
The LAS-10 is installed and commissioned as a complete system, including the optimal number of detectors, and smartly integrated monitor and control unit, and the required pre-commissioning smoke test.
In the Engine Room
Detectors are installed near oil treatment facilities, heaters, filters, strainers, purifiers, clarifiers, homogenizers, pumps and similar units, as well as around your main and auxiliary engines. For optimal protection, the exact number and location of your detectors will depend on the layout of your vessel. The Control Unit and a power supply unit are normally located in the engine room or engine control room. In the Control room the smart LAS-10 Monitor integrates easily with the other control and monitoring systems in the Control room or in the engine control room. When an alarm is triggered, the Monitor shows the area where risk is detected.
In the Control Room
The smart LAS-10 Monitor integrates easily with the other control and monitoring systems in the Control room or in the engine control room. When an alarm is triggered, the Monitor shows the area where a risk is detected.
The DASPOS LAS-10 is a comprehensive system that detects heightened risks for fire. It includes strategically placed detectors, a Control Unit and a Monitor.
The powerful fan behind this protective screen delivers an airflow rate of 10,000 liters per minute, ensuring a very fast reaction time to any threat of hydrocarbon-related fires or explosions.
A preliminary smoke test helps determine the right number and placement of detectors, ensuring the fastest possible reaction to potential risks.
Signs of a potential leak include gases, sometimes odorless, and sprays or droplets detected in the air.
Any gas is detected by an electronic “gas nose” protected by a sintered covering.
Airborne droplets and sprays are detected when a specially developed steel mesh filter registers sudden flow differences.
On smaller vessels, a scaled-down LAS-10 system can be installed and operated
right in the engine room.
The system integrates with other alarm systems, camera-based monitoring systems, automated fire extinguisher systems and so on – and is easily operated from a central control station.