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Fire Protection for the Marine Industry

Ships at sea… whether recreational, commercial or military… present a serious challenge for fire protection, with a variety of hazards from engine rooms to galleys to cargo spaces. Kidde Fire Systems offers a range of specially designed marine products, with systems appropriate for every size vessel from yachts to aircraft carriers.

Ships contain all the elements necessary for a fire...oxygen, fuel and ignition sources. Fuel is present in the form of high-pressure fuel lines, hot lube oil, solvents and paints.  All it takes to spark a fire is an ignition source like an electrical short, a piece of overheated equipment or a hot turbocharger.  Compounding the problem is that fire can strike when the vessel is far away from the nearest port. The challenge is to protect the passengers and crew, prevent an environmental disaster and save a high-value marine asset.

Kidde Suppression Systems provide vessel owners and operators with a range of viable options for effectively suppressing fires in machinery spaces. Kidde’s systems solutions have been tested and approved by marine regulatory agencies throughout the world.

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Kidde ECS Series Marine Suppression System using FM-200® 

Engineered system employing clean, fast, people-safe FM-200® gaseous agent. Versatile protection for small, medium and large shipboard applications including machinery spaces and other Class B fire hazards. Provides flexible location of agent storage cylinders. Compact design reduces weight and maximizes available installation space.


Kidde Engineered Marine Fire Suppression System Designed for use with 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Engineered to provide clean, fast, people-safe protection for machinery spaces and other Class B shipboard applications. Meets strict European environmental standards. System includes agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles. Computer calculated to provide system discharge within 10 seconds.


Kidde ADS Series Marine Suppression System using FM-200®

Engineered system designed to protect larger shipboard enclosures or for ultimate performance and “drop-in” efficiency when replacing existing halon installations. Recommended for machinery spaces and other Class B applications. Discharges within ten seconds. Uses clean, fast, people-safe FM-200® gaseous agent.


Kidde Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System

Kidde Fire Systems recommends the people-safe clean agents (FM-200®, Novec™ 1230 fluid) for occupied spaces, but CO2 remains a popular choice for marine fire suppression.


Kidde Marine SBS System

The newest revolutionary system in marine fire protection, the Kidde SBS is designed specifically for small vessels, such as yachts and pleasure craft. The SBS is available in two configurations - the Kidde SBS Sentinel and SBS Sentinel PRO - and offers system design flexibility to ensure proper system configuration for your vessel.