New Fire Alarm Panel Delivers Precise Incident Reporting

When it comes to potential fire situations on board large commercial or pleasure craft vessels, being able to efficiently pinpoint the source enables quicker response times.

The new Triton 8 Fire Alarm Panel from Sea-Fire is an addressable system enabling up to 256 detectors or manual call points.

It offers a highly flexible configuration that can report not only smoke or fire, but potential hazards such as short circuits and bears DNV Type approval, Wheelmark certification and ABS Design approval for use on Class vessels.

Each of the system’s 8 loops has 32 configurable zones, creating the 256 monitoring points. This addressable system is superior to traditional two-wire, zone-based alarm panels, which only indicate the general area of a fire event. It also reduces the amount of installation wiring needed and offers flexibility in the number of detectors/call points in a specific area onboard.

The device not only detects changes that indicate fire, but identifies failures that can lead to fire such as insulation faults, short circuits or loop cable breakage. It also provides measurement of any detectors that might malfunction due to clogging. Should the control panel’s main 24 VDC power supply be lost, an automatic switchover to backup battery power takes place, which reverses once power is restored.

A convenient day/night-lit display panel shows a time- and date-stamped history of the last 500 events.

The LCD panel features LED indicators and displays text in English, French or Spanish.

Three levels of user access are available.

  • Level 1 provides any user with read-only access to data, audible alarm acknowledgement and test and day/night lighting functions.
  • Level 2 users can further access the keypad with a code to reset fire or fault conditions, or trigger a prolonged voluntary system shutdown. Code access permits
  • Level 3 users to also create and modify the unit’s configuration, including adjustment of timers and setting passwords

Programmed from the flat front panel keypad, or via a standard PC keyboard or a PC connected to the serial port, it addresses detectors with configurable expert cards. 

Components are protected inside a 231mm x 194mm x 95mm steel case, with the flush-mounted aluminum display panel and keypad measuring 270mm x 204mm.