FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT SERVICING
Seafloat Marine services is an OEM authorized Servicing Station and approved by ABS, DNV, NIMASA etc to Service and Certify all ranges of Portable Fire extinguishers, wheel systems, FM 200 extinguishers, CO2 fixed systems, etc. Over the years, we have steadily expanded our area of operations, both geographically and in terms of the range of services we can provide in West Africa. Globally, we provide a world wide service to the offshore oil, Gas and Shipping industries.
Portable Fire Extinguishers: Maintenance, Use, Placement and Testing
Almost all fires are small in their incipient stage and can be put out quickly if the proper firefighting equipment is available and the person discovering the fire has been trained to use the equipment at hand. Most facilities turn to portable fire extinguishers for fighting incipient stage fires. The requirements for portable fire extinguishers in general industry are governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are located in 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.157.
To be effective, according to OSHA, portable fire extinguishers must be:
- Of the proper type for the class of fire expected
- Located where they are readily accessible for immediate use and in sufficient quantity and size to deal with the expected fire
- Inspected and maintained on a regular basis by an approved servicing station so that they are kept in good operating condition
- Operated by trained personnel who can use them effectively
Seafloat has a state of the art international standard fire extinguishers servicing station equipped with standard equipment for maintenance and servicing of the extinguishers. Some of the equipments that facilitates our services includes:
CO2 Refilling plant:
This equipment that compresses the gaseous CO2 agent from a source to thean extinguishing cylinder irrespective of the size. This equipment incorporates a manometer guage for such that when the required weight of the CO2 is reached, it will automatically shut down the system This guage also ensures precision on the refilled weight of CO2 inside the cylinder. With this equipment we are able to refill all sizes of CO2 extinguisher cylinders including the fixed systems. It can refill/compress CO2 into small catriges of 33gr to 45kg cylinders
DCP powder extinguishers require anuall maintenance and re-certification to ensure the integrity of the ammonia fire fighting agent . The power recharger helps to disintegrate the powder substance and reactivates the ammonia in the powder.
At certain intervals, fire extinguishers are required to be pressure tested using water or some other noncompressible fluid to help prevent unwanted failure or rupture of the cylinder [see NFPA 10(98), Chapter 5]. This is called hydrostatic testing and includes both an internal and external examination of the cylinder. Because this testing requires special training and equipment, it needs to be performed by an approved extinguisher servicing company. This need for hydrotesting is because CO2 is a gas compressed in a cylinder, it always exerts a certain amount of pressure on the walls of the containing cylinder. Hence regulation requires that such pressure holding cylinders must be hydrotested every 5years to ensure the integrity of the cylinder to avoid the harzards that may occur during pressurising if the cylinder is weak. With the aid of the Cylinder hydrotesting equipment, Seafloat is able to carry out all hydrotesting needs of our client. Be it fire extinguisher bottles, Nitrogen Bottles, Medical Air bottles, Compressed Air bottles, SCBA bottles, EEBD bottles, etc.
Seafloat services and sells all types of fire extinguishers ranging from foam chemical, DCP, CO2, and Water portable fire extinguisher of 1kg to 9kg. We also service wheeled types extinguisher from 10kg to 200kg regardless of the type. Our range of services has also grown to the stage where we can now confidently manage integrated service contracts covering the maintenance of a whole range of safety and fire fighting equipment such as life jackets, breathing apparatus, gas detectors, and fire extinguishers. This type of contract includes the provision of permanent offshore Safety Technicians as well as visiting service engineers.
Those responsible for managing and protecting high-value assets, processes, and facilities demand the quality fire suppression offered by the ANSUL® FM-200™ Clean Agent Fire Suppression System. FM-200 systems are internationally accepted as providing reliable, effective, affordable fire protection solutions for applications found in telecommunication sites, data centers and archives, museums, oil and gas facilities, power plants, and more.
The ANSUL FM-200 Clean Agent Fire Suppression System is approved by Factory Mutual (FM) and listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for Class A, B and C fires. Safe for use in occupied areas at the design concentration, the system helps protect critical infrastructure and delivers effective asset protection.
The system uses FM-200 (HFC-227ea) fire extinguishing which has zero ozone depletion (ODP). This colorless, odorless agent vaporizes upon discharge and absorbs heat to rapidly suppress fire while leaving no residue to clean up. It is electrically nonconductive, will not short-out electronic equipment or thermally shock delicate circuitry resulting in less damage to critical equipment, facilitating a much shorter recovery time and reducing downtime.
FM 200 Waterless Fire Protections:
A Gaseous Fire Fighting System for Marine Applications.We suggest you the innovative FM-200 Waterless Fire Protection Systems which is people-safe, fast-acting, space-efficient, and collateral damage reducing.
How FM-200 Waterless Fire Protection System works?
FM-200 is specially designed for marine fire fighting and is distributed uniformly throughout the protected area of a vessel, such as the engine enclosures, electrical controls, machinery compartments, and other marine applications. Water or water mist may not penetrate inside cabinets or reach a fire that is underneath machinery compartments, whereas the FM-200 gas can penetrate easily into obscure or hard to reach areas with its 3- D capability.
FM 200 Waterless Fire Protection is the most effective marine fire fighting system which is used on numerous marine applications including:
- Engine compartments
- Electronic controls
- Electrical equipment
- Generator compartments
- Communication centres
- Flammable liquid storage areas
- Cargo spaces
- To replace existing Halon 1301 systems
- Can be used in place of CO2
- In all occupied spaces.
Distributorship and Maintenace of Desautel Fire Extinguishers
Seafloat marine services limited is in partnership arrangement with one of the worldâ•Žs leaders in fire extinguishing system manufacturers based in france (desautel fire protection). desautel fire protection is the manufacturer of desautel extinguishers a leading fire extinguisher brand in france and europe at large. Seafloat marine services ltd under the new partnership agreement has been appointed as the desautel products distributor/servicing agent for nigerian market. we have qualified and adequately trained personnel as well as state of art workshop to undertake the maintenance, servicing and certification of all desautel fire fighting equipments. as critical safety equipment, we maintain adequate stock of a range of fire extinguishers typically for use in the offshore/marine operations. directive 2014/90/eu stipulates that marine equipment (fire fighting equipment) to be installed on new or existing ships shall be approved to, and bear the med mark of conformity, the â•œwheel markâ•š. the aim of the directive is to increase marine safety and reduce the risk of marine pollution.
CO2 Fixed System Fire Extinguishers:
Seafloat has qualified and well trained Engineers to service according to regulatory standards all brands of Fixed System CO2 Fire Extinguishers. With the Aid of our well equipped Fire Extinguisher Workshop, we are able to carry a proper refilling of CO2 cylinders ranging from 32g cartridges to 45kg cylinders. Our Purpose built facility is also equipped with Hydrotest Equipment for cylinders of different capacity.
SERVICING RECERTIFICATION OF SCBA and EEBD.
A Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, or SCBA, sometimes referred to as a compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA), or simply breathing apparatus (BA), is a device worn by rescue workers, firefighters, and others to provide breathable air in an IDLH (immediate danger to life and health) atmosphere.
- All open-circuit SCBAs require flow-testing and internal visual inspections of all breathing air cylinders must be performed annually
- Breathing air must also be replaced annually
- Hydrostatic testing of fibreglass or Kevlar速 full wrapped and hoop wrapped cylinders must be performed every three (3) years
- Hydrostatic testing of steel, aluminum and carbon fibre cylinders must be performed every five (5) years
Seafloat Marine Services Limited provides both mobile and in-house service for all your repair, maintenance and inspection needs by our factory-trained and certified technicians:
Seafloat Marine Services Limited carries out basic inspections and functional testing on the entire set of the SCBA. Inspections include visual checks of SCBA components, such as straps, lenses, and tubing, to ensure that there is no excessive wear and tear and to ensure that the air cylinder is full. Inspections include functional tests buckles actually buckle, regulators and warning devices activate, and the SCBA does not leak. In Seafloat, this tests are carried out by a means of Posi Check equipment. With the Aid of our computerized Bauer Verticus 5 Breading Air Compressor, we can refill all EEBDs and SCBA cylinders with standard acceptable air quality. Seafloat also use the Draeger Aerotest Equipment to reconfirm and certify the quality of compressed air in the cylinder meets the acceptable standard.