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Archive: Marine Fire Protection Systems

Graphitic Corrosion – Difficult to determine before a failure!

Graphitic corrosion is a process that may happen in equipment made of iron, particularly grey cast iron, but also ductile cast iron. Graphitic corrosion can lead to unexpected catastrophic failure of the affected part because the cast iron can lose its strength without a visible warning such as a change in size, shape, or appearance. Read More

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A composite view of the port sidewall of the engine room, where the fire began.

A Fire Suppression System Failure?

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Yachts are equipped with fire protection systems to prevent extensive damage, protect lives and ensure safety. However, in order for these systems to be fully effective, they must be properly designed, installed, inspected and maintained.
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