Eliminating maintenance downtime – safety critical fire systems

fire case study maintenanceBy working in partnership with Nufox, our customer was able to eliminate the daily maintenance schedule/downtime of a safety critical fire prevention unit, significantly reducing the risk to crew.

CUSTOMER: One of the world’s leading suppliers of Fire and Safety systems
END USER MARKET: Aerospace & Defence

Description of Application

  • Diaphragm designed to fit in pressurised water accumulator, pressurised to 60 bar to allow for rapid dispensing of high volumes of water mixed with fire fighting foam into the magazine compartment on warships.

Implications of Problem

  • Original design allowed for fabric reinforced sheeting to leak air or water along the fibres to the external joint of the pressure vessel.

Nufox Solution

  • Fast response visit to customer site to observe the problem.
  • Re-design the sealing area at the high pressure/atmospheric pressure interface.
  • Supervise the re-fitting and testing of the diaphragm in conjunction with our customer, Ministry of Defence contractors and the warship’s crew.

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