Mobile fire and emergency pumps in the UAE are used to extinguish fires on ships. These pumps provide their required energy in two ways:
1. Self-cooling compression combustion engine
2. Receive from an electric motor. The electricity required for mobile fire and emergency pumps in Dubai is also provided independently by an emergency generator.
Mobile Fire and Emergency Pumps in Dubai is a device that can still help extinguish the fire when all the fire pumps are down due to power failure. For a seafarer, working on a ship means dealing with several challenges on a daily basis, for which he must always be prepared. The emergency fire pump on the ship is one of the essential equipment that helps sailors and crew to deal with fire in emergency situations. These marine fire pumps are also known as marine fire pumps.
Centrifugal pumps are commonly used as marine fire pumps because they have high flow capability and can handle water and foam quickly. In the event of a fire on board, it is very important that sufficient water is available at the appropriate pressure, and that an alternative arrangement be made in the event that one of the fire pumps fails to operate or its controls are inaccessible. For this purpose, several marine fire pumps are required on the ship.
In which part of the ship are mobile emergency fire pumps installed?
These mobile fire and emergency pumps in Dubai are installed in the flat tunnel, steering shaft and the front part of the ship. The pump should be placed away from the machinery space so as not to damage it.
Why do we have mobile fire and emergency pumps on the ship?
A fire in any compartment can disable all fire pumps by disabling the power source pumps. Therefore, mobile fire and emergency pumps have been installed in Dubai as an alternative means of supplying water for fire fighting.
What are the requirements and regulations of the emergency fire pump?
Passenger ships of 1000 grams and above and cargo ships of 2000 grams and above must have a mobile fire pump so that they can control the fire in case of emergency. These mobile fire and emergency pumps in Dubai should be located outside the E/R room, in the wheelhouse, shaft tunnel or in the forward part of the ship.
The permissible limit for the suction power of these pumps should not exceed 4.5 meters.
The pump capacity shall not be less than 25 cubic meters per hour and shall be capable of delivering a 2 ½ inch bore water jet with a horizontal throw of not less than 40 feet.
The engine fuel tank should contain enough fuel to operate at full load for at least 3 hours and reserve fuel for 15 hours and be kept outside the machinery space.
The prime mover must be started by one person.
If the pump is installed above the water level, a priming arrangement must be installed.
If the diesel engine is driven,
1. Easy to start in cold conditions (zero degrees Celsius with hand crank)
2. The fuel tank of the engine must have sufficient amount to operate at full load for at least 3 hours
3. Sufficient reserve fuel for 15 hours should be kept outside the machinery space.
If the engine is driven: emergency power supply heating arrangements must be provided.
What are the requirements/regulations for the number of fire pumps on ships?
Passenger ship 4000 GRT and above minimum 3 pumps.
Passenger ship of less than 4000 GRT minimum 2.
Cargo ship of 1000 GRT and above minimum 2.
Cargo ship of less than 1000 GRT as per management.
Mobile fire pump specifications
• Two-way spray nozzle (water and foam)
• 3.6 liter fuel tank
• 30 meters of flat pressure (including hose)
• Brake system delivers 400 liters per minute
• Excellent maneuverability
• Manufactured in marine grade aluminum (AS605)
• Gasoline or diesel engine options
• Powder coated stainless steel trolley with pneumatic tires
• Resistant to sea water
• Self priming
• No need for maintenance