There are no possibility for the people aboard to escape and the cargo can be damaged.
Each year, a couple of hundred fires aboard merchant ships are registered, the majority occurring from leaks in the engine room . Some fires results in loss of lifes, while others "only" means high costs for repairs and losses related to deriving logistic issues.
Fuel is pumped from tanks to the engines in pipes and tubes under high pressure. If any leak occurs, fuel vapors or gasses could leak into the open engine room with a risk of ignition
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 mesh.
The electronics in the detector combines and analyzes the content of both oil sprays and gasses, which are detected by a sudden increase of collected oil and an 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 for 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 of Denmark. The project has also, from idea to realization, received financial support from The Danish Maritime Fund.