The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a Certificate of Approval (COA) for Fireaway’s Stat-X® condensed aerosol fire suppression systems to protect Class A (surface), B, and C hazards in marine applications.
USCG COA is required for any life safety equipment used on inspected and uninspected vessels. Stat-X is the first aerosol fire suppression system to secure this respected approval.
Fireaway president and CEO, Lance Harry, P.E., points out, “Stat-X is an ideal alternative to these HFC, and Fluorine based systems that will soon become unavailable. The advantages of Stat-X are simple installation, limited maintenance, and overall more cost effective than a gas-based system.”
Approximately 90% of battery energy storage systems (BESS) today are of the lithium-ion variety. Lithium-ion batteries are so well adopted by boaters and manufacturers because they provide a high energy density in a small, lightweight package and require little maintenance.
However, lithium-ion BESSs present a clear risk of fire and explosion. Their design and mode of failure make many traditional fire suppression agents and tactics ineffective. To adequately protect BESSs, a system of layered protection is required to prevent the BESS from experiencing a severe thermal runaway event.
Adequately protecting a BESS requires a complete and integrated system.
The Stat-X® total flooding aerosol system is an ideal and proven fire suppression system to protect marine engine spaces. It will quickly suppress fires, limit propagation of thermal runaway, and maintain total flood protection to suppress reflash.
The compact units are easily installed in locations where, in the tight spaces of the engine room, they are out of the way.
Stat-X offers a range of non-pressurised stainless-steel cylinder options that can be combined to protect various sized areas and are installed within the protected space, with no requirement for external cabinets or pipework.
The Stat-X electrically operated generators can be connected to a fire detection system for activation, or the thermally operated units themselves can be specified to activate at a pre-determined temperature.
The rapid response of the Stat-X system can quickly suppress engine space fires while they are still manageable, reducing damage and keeping the engine turning. Additionally, the agent remains suspended for up to twenty minutes to prevent reflash. Discharge of a Stat-X unit does not damage equipment and requires minimal cleanup.
Contact us about installing a Stat-X fire suppression system on your boat. B+G is the official BVI distributor and installer for Stat-X.