Fires in cargo holds of ships are extremely dangerous for the staff and the environment. Leading causes are exothermal reactions in containers and overheating batteries of smartphones, cars, and increasingly electric cars.
Those heating events evolve over time. The situation starts to become even more dangerous when the heat spreads to adjacent containers. Such events evolve sometimes undetected over 1-2 weeks. If the reaction chains becomes dynamic, the situation becomes quickly uncontrollable. Incorrectly declared goods and undeclared dangerous goods increase the unpredictability of these situations.
TWIN is able to detect such fires before they spiral out of control, through measuring minimal temperature increases already at ambient temperatures; it is also apt for maritime environments such as in salt-mist and may even be used in ATEX-zones.
Furthermore, we have developed a tailor-made patented method for the temperature measurement of the cargo.
TWIN is compliant with the respective ATEX, ABS, and DNV GL regulations.
The use of the TWIN Shiphold Monitoring System avoids:
It is especially valuable for containerships and car carriers.
At a glance:
TWIN is a fixed and permanent installation in the shipholds of the vessel. Retro-fitting is fast and easy.
Measurement und mounting requirements for shiphold monitoring systems are:
Our tailor-made patented method for the temperature measurement of the cargo and the mounting of a temperature-sensor-system on a vessel ensures the fulfillment of all these requirements.