Kentec, one of the worlds leading manufactures of life safety systems, has had its Syncro ASM ﬁre control panels chosen for the refurbishment of ﬁre systems on the the fast ferry service that operates between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
Since its inauguration in 2004 the fast ferry service between Port of Spain and Scarborough has become the popular choice for vacationers and people traveling daily between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Two passenger fast ferries, the T&T Express and the T&T Spirit service the route with a 7 day a week schedule, completing the 20 mile journey in around 2 1/2 hours.
In 2017 operators Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago decided to replace the T&T Express’ obsolete ﬁre safety system, using the existing cabling infrastructure. Specialists Acorn Fire & Security engineered a new ﬁre system using networked Kentec Syncro ASM ﬁre control panels, with a VIEW Marine Repeater Panel ﬂush mounted in the vessel’s bridge. The system was fully interfaced with Hochiki addressable marine detectors – predominantly multi and heat sensors. A special cause and eﬀect ﬁre plan was written for the networked ﬁre alarm system to mitigate any potential alarm sources from speciﬁc ‘at risk’ areas, for example during loading and unloading of goods and vehicles.
In fact, T&T Port Authority is so impressed with the new Kentec Fire Alarm system, in particular its ease of use and ﬂexibility of operation, it has decided to upgrade the T&T Express’ sister ship, T&T Spirit, with the same equipment. Installation is due to commence in April this year.
Kentec’s Syncro ASM analogue addressable, ﬁre control panels have Germanischer Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas, Korean Register, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai and China Classiﬁcation type approval for a wide range of marine ﬁre alarm system applications, and now includes Marine Equipment Directive Approval MED. The Syncro ASM is one of the ﬁrst Fire Control Panels to meet this European recognized Classiﬁcation type approval in the world and is compatible with the complete range of Apollo or Hochiki marine approved detection devices.
Suitable for all small to medium sized vessels, Syncro ASM control panels can be expanded and networked to become part of much larger systems if the need arises, therefore providing a future proof solu?on for any vessel. With its large graphical display and ergonomic buVon and indicator layout, the Syncro ASM control panel is simple and straigh_orward to understand for installers, commissioning engineers and end users alike.