Specialist marine fire detection from Apollo at SMM Hamburg

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products for the marine and offshore market, will be exhibiting at SMM in Hamburg next month.

The maritime trade fair, which this year takes place from 4th to 7th September, attracts over 50,000 global industry visitors and boasts more than 2,200 exhibitors.

Following its successful attendance in 2016, Apollo will be exhibiting a selection of the latest developments in marine fire detection technology. One of the product ranges on the stand will be Discovery – a high specification analogue addressable fire detectors, designed to meet the requirements for sophisticated fire management systems.

Also on display will be the Apollo XP95 and the Orbis marine ranges, which have been specially developed to meet stringent marine approvals, and include intrinsically safe detectors for volatile environments like oil rigs.

In addition to detectors, supplementary fire system products are very important in marine environments and will also be on display on the stand. These include visual indicators and sounders for environments with high ambient noise, or where visual indication of an alarm is required. Ingress of water into fire detectors is another risk in marine environments and devices like the Apollo Deckhead Mounting Box are designed specifically to prevent contaminants entering through the rear of the base.

“Apollo understands the unique challenges associated with providing fire detection in shipping and offshore facilities, to ensure the correct technical solution is deployed,” said Warren Moyle, Senior Technical Support Engineer at Apollo.

“Detectors for marine applications have to operate reliably under challenging conditions. In addition, devices installed into marine applications have to comply with a unique set of approvals. Apollo has a long tradition of developing specialist detectors that meet these stringent standards.”

The new Specialist Environments Technical Manual from Apollo Fire Detectors will be available for specifiers and installers of specialist fire detection equipment.