FARS in Marine Craft

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Large marine vessels, such as cruise ships, cargo ships, submarines and large naval craft, are floating versions of mid-rise buildings and large horizontal structures. They present extreme logistical challenges for firefighting crews in need of air replenishment.

A built-in air storage system provides crews with immediate and sustained on-demand air refill capacity ranging from 50 SCBA to 250 SCBA refills. A built-in air monitoring system provides real time 24/7 monitoring of the FARS air quality.

We offer two types of filling methods for marine craft.

The emergency fill method features an interior fill panel that uses the RIC UAC fitting and allows firefighters to refill their air cylinders even if they are in an IDLH environment. Firefighters simply attach a quick fill connection from the air panel to their SCBA. These interior air fill panels allow for at least two cylinders to be filled simultaneously.

The rupture containment method features the interior fill station and incorporates a rupture-proof containment station and an air control panel in addition to the quick fill connection for instant access. These stations are placed in protected areas.

With either method, firefighters can refill their air bottles at stations located throughout the vessel.