Daspos Leakage Alarm System was developed as a fire prevention initiative which should help to secure the open engine room against the risk of fires caused by oil leakage.
The patented fire alarm system helps to prevent fires in the ships’ engine rooms, where 2 out of three fires occur according to the statistics. Engine room fires cost shipping companies an average of $ 150,000 a minute and endanger both crew and material.
The advantage of LAS-10 is the active registering of fires before they occur, unlike traditional alarm products that passively detect fires after ignition.
The alarm system is preventive and continuously analyzes the air in the room for harmful oil vapours and gases. The system is based on the high airflow rate – 10,000 l/min, which is passed through a detection chamber and through a unique filter. The electronics in the detector simultaneously combine and analyze the content of both gases and oil spray.
A sudden change in either the hydrocarbon gas content or fouling of the filter is detected, triggering a warning to the crew. LAS-10 is capable of detecting risks that no other system can detect.
You get this with the alarm system LAS-10:
Coponents for the Fire Alarm System
The system is constructed by the components: Control unit, a monitor and from 2 to 12 detectors
A control unit that collects information from the individual detector
A monitor where data is collected and stored. Here, alarm limit settings can be adjusted and data history is displayed in both numeric and graphical form.
2-12 detectors depending on the size and design of the ship. To determine the optimal monitoring and number of detectors, a smoke test is performed in the open engine room. The location should ensure prompt warning of oil spray or gas leakage.
The airflow of approx 600.000 liters/hour ensure a prompt alert in case of an oil leak
Lower insurance premium due to a reduced number of fires
LAS-10 can withstand the heat, moisture, and vibration that occur in an engine room
To be replaced and cleaned with ordinary cleaning agents
Periodic cleaning of filters (typically at intervals of 4-8 weeks)
Easy to operate either via a control unit or a touch screen
Detectors are installed on the basis of a smoke test. Number and location are determined from the smoke test
Installation is performed exclusively by trained DASPOS personnel
Validated by the Danish Technological Institute and documented in the operating manuals
This Leakage alarm system, which effectively warns about fires in the vessel’s engine room, has been tested and validated by the Danish Technological Institute, approved by DNV * GL, LLOYD and patented in a number of countries.
The LAS-10 fire alarm system is used by shipyards, large ships, cargo ships, passenger ships, shipowners, ship designers, drilling rigs manufacturers of wind turbines or smaller ships, all of which are stronger with a LAS-10.