Lloyds Register Marine Type Approval for Firetrace

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The innovative E4 fire suppression system by US-headquartered global manufacturer Firetrace International has obtained Lloyds Register Marine Type Approval.

E4 is a game-changing advanced engineered clean agent total flooding system, and it has gained the approval across its entire range, from 35lbs/16kg right up to 1,300lbs/590kg.

Lloyd’s Register is a leading international provider of classification, compliance and consultancy services to the marine sector.

E4’s high-performance 500 PSI / 35 bar 3M Novec 1230 systems have already added a new dimension to the engineered fire suppression industry in typical land-based applications, and Firetrace is now set to introduce that same innovation to the marine industry.

Previous systems using the standard 360 PSI cylinders were limited in their piping configurations, but by using the higher pressure of the E4 system, pipe networks have much greater flexibility, and use smaller pipe sizes – removing the need for any welding. Firetrace says this optimizes the performance of the Novec 1230 agent, which allows for greater options on cylinder placement and reduces the total cost of installation. E4 clean agent total flooding systems are manufactured in an AS9100C/ISO 9001:2008 certified facility.

By Jake Frith

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