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  Halon alternative fire fighting systems

Replacing halon with fm-200
If you’re building a new vessel or retrofitting a halon system on an existing one, the best fire protection decision you can make is to select a Gielle FM-200 Fire Suppression System.

The Gielle Marine System is the most optioned system as a Halon replacement system. Often, the system can be dropped into existing pipework reducing retrofit time and costs.

Halon 1301 Drop-In: The combination of the aforementioned features allows the system to be used as a virtual “drop-in” replacement for existing halon installations. Most changes are limited to agent storage cylinder and nozzle replacement.

Replacing halon with novec 1230
It is therefore available to protect most hazards traditionally protected with Halon 1301 and will be particularly important in Marine applications and others where high margins of safety and long term sustainability are considered to be crucial features.

The physical properties of each halon alternative determines how much agent is required to provide an equivalent level of protection. NovecTM 1230 will require approximately twice as much agent by weight as the equivalent halon system, although end use design concentrations will be similar, resulting in minimal increases in storage space for the containers.

 Ship halon alternative

System design, installation, service
Gielle provide the services (design and installation, retrofit, recharge, and maintenance) necessary to keep your Gielle system functioning properly and in compliance with Marine fire protection regulations.

Commercial ships are in general to comply with SOLAS Ch. II-2 and Flag State requirements. The Flag State requirements are often identical to SOLAS with minor additions and interpretations. Some alternative chemical gases have been proposed banned under national legislation.

SOLAS Ch. II-2, Reg.7 requires all machinery spaces with power output exceeding 375 kW (510 hp), all oil-fired boiler rooms and purifier rooms to be provided with a fixed extinguishing system. Some of the existing Halon installations have been installed as an additional safety measure in spaces not required to be protected and may normally be decommissioned without replacement.
SOLAS Ch. II-2, Reg.7 basically identifies three options for extinguishing systems for the spaces to be protected:
I. Water spray systems (SOLAS Ch.II-2, Reg.10)
II. CO2 extinguishing systems (SOLAS Ch.II-2, Reg.5)
III. High expansion foam systems (SOLAS Ch.II-2, Reg.9)

In addition to the above systems, alternative and equivalent systems have later been developed and acceptance criteria established in IMO Circulars referred to in Amendments to SOLAS 1974. The equivalent systems are subject to fullscale prototype testing, including fire extinguishing tests and mechanical testing of components. The systems can be categorised as follows:

IV. Water mist systems equivalent to SOLAS Ch.II-2, Reg.10 (equivalent standard: IMO MSC/Circ. 668/728)
V. Alternative gas extinguishing systems (equivalent standard: IMO Circ. 776)
VI. Inside air high expansion foam systems (equivalent standard: IMO
MSC/Circ. 668/728)

One of the above systems I-VI is to be installed. Systems designed according to above item I are to be reviewed on a case by case basis. For systems II through VI, references to type approved products have been included in appendix A.

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In accordance with established maritime standards
Gielle’s systems solutions have been tested and approved by marine regulatory agencies throughout the world.

Worldwide installation and service.
No matter where your vessel puts into port. From New York to Dubai, we perform whatever service is necessary including installation, retrofit, recharge, maintenance and emergency repair.

It's our global commitment to keeping your Gielle systems functioning perfectly and in accordance with applicable Marine fire protection regulations.

The right approvals and certifications.
Gielle Fire Systems' products carry an impressive range of Type Approvals and Flag Administration Approvals.

System design, installation & service
Gielle can provide the services (design and installation, retrofit, recharge, an d maintenance) necessary to keep your system functioning properly and in compliance with all applicable Marine fire protection regulations.
We provide complete stationary and mobile fire protection solutions from risk analysis via technical design to installation.

Gielle is the leading fullservice provider for fire protection in Europe and one of the leading companies worldwide.   

Marine, naval and offshore fire protection
Products from the Gielle Fire Suppression have been developed to meet not only the needs of today, but to also comply with evolving marine requirements, including environmental issues, local regulations and more. To every extent possible, we engineer the ability to upgrade our equipment directly into our product lines. In many cases, this gives owners the ability to avoid entire system replacements when conditions change. Each design innovation is supported by such important services as ongoing safety documentation.

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