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Maritime Aviation works to improve fire safety

Maritime Aviation (MarAv) has been appointed distributor for maritime and other sectors to supply the latest MED maritime sector approved fire extinguishers from Zenova.

Following extensive testing, Zenova FX fire extinguishers have been found to be safe and effective in extinguishing all classes/types of fire including lithium-ion battery fires.

The Zenova FX fire extinguishers are available in 9 litre, 6 litre and 500ml versions and use the proprietary Zenova FX fluid which has been tested and certified to EN1568 and EN3-7 by MPA Dresden.

MarAv has been working with firefighting equipment manufacturers to explore and contribute to developments of fire extinguishing products that can safely and effectively deal with all types of fire whilst responding to current environmental challenges.

“Over the last two years or so, we have been very active in the area of lithium-ion battery risks due to the recent catastrophic maritime losses,” said MarAv’s commerical director and head of training, Richard Selby.

“During that time, we have explored different fire suppression products that state their benefits when used in incidents involving lithium-ion battery fires, but none appear to have demonstrated the level of effectiveness that we have now seen with Zenova FX.

“Over the last two years or so, we have been very active in the area of lithium-ion battery risks due to the recent catastrophic maritime losses.”

Richard Selby

“It would be prudent to state that we are currently experiencing the supply and siting of other fire extinguishing products that are clearly inappropriate for the risk and are creating a false sense of security onboard vessels.

“Shipyards, vessel owners and crew are being made to believe that such products are effective in all locations and risks when in fact they are absolutely not.”

Richard added: “Maritime Aviation have become increasingly concerned by the continued lack of understanding of the risks to life caused by incidents involving lithium-ion batteries during thermal runaway where off gassing produces hazardous, toxic and explosive vapour.

“As such, the methodology for dealing with such incidents must be reviewed together with the use of some fire extinguishing products.”

Features of the Zenova FX include environmentally friendly extinguishing fluid and a pressure vessel that is reuseable after use.

The extinguishers have a rapid knockdown and cooling capability and in addition Zenova has modified the Zenova FX fluid for specific industry applications.

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