JRC/Alphatron Marine is proud to announce their new solution, the AlphaHeatDetectionSystem. Onboard you have to deal with various dangers and risks. For example, the possible threats as heat sources enter the vessel undetected. Between 2005 and 2016 alone, 35 fires were detected and registered on RoRo ships. In all identified cases, the fire was caused by a vehicle or cargo. But what if you can be ahead of this, and the heat can be detected in an early stage, even before smoke or fire are seen. Early detection is often cited as key to preventing loss of life, ship and extensive cargo damage. Therefore, we developed the AlphaHeatDetectionSystem.
This system offers a cost-effective safety measure which can identify and prevent hazardous situations for all types of RoPax vessels. The investment that must be made for this system to cover the Gross and Net Cost of Averting a Fatality (GCAF/NCAF) will stay far below the standard. In some situations, regular fire alarm sensors do not detect heat/smoke or detect it too late. This thermal network bullet camera is applied to perimeter defense and fire-prevention purposes. The AlphaHeatDetectionSystem helps to identify these hazardous situations in an early stage, before a heat source ignites, even when partly covered or in heavy rain. You can even unburden captain and crew by remote monitoring through satellite connection.
The AlphaHeatDetectionSystem was extensively tested with different fire scenarios to challenge the system, taking into account the effects of ventilation