Fireboy-Xintex is the world's first environmentally correct U.S. Coast Guard & Laboratory approved fire system using an EPA accepted Halon alternate agent.
Automatic Discharge Systems for Marine and Industry.
Manual and Automatic Discharge Systems for Marine and Industry.
Accessories: Audible Discharge Alarm and Automatic Engine Shutdown
U.S. Coast Guard studies show that 90% of all marine fires start in the engine compartment and only 1 out of 10 are successfully extinguished with the typical dry chemical portables most boaters rely on for fire protection. The reasons for this serious inefficiency are as easy to understand as they are to correct.
|Problems associated with manual extinguishing||Solutions provided by automatic extinguishing|
|To use a portable on an engine fire, the operator must open the compartment for access. This lets in more oxygen to feed the fire, and makes the entire boat and crew more vulnerable to danger if the fire should spread.||The agent is released within the closed compartment for maximum efficiency in extinguishing the flames and minimum exposure to the rest of the boat and crew.|
|Dry chemicals are ineffective unless applied directly to the source of the fire. The chances of operator error can reduce the effectiveness of the application, especially in the case of dense smoke or difficult access to the fire.||The automatic discharge works much quicker than any crew reaction time, so it kills the fire earlier and minimizes the damage.|
|Dry chemicals leave contaminating residue that could damage an engine and eliminate the possibility of a restart.||Since the agent is completely non-residual, it is often possible to restart the engine(s) after the fire has been put out.|
Like Halon, FE-241 is a liquefied compressed gas. It is classified as "clean agent", meaning it leaves no residue as a result of the agent itself. Its chemical name is Chlorotetrafluoroethane. Like Halon, it chemically interferes with the combustion process for fire extinguishments.
As with all acceptable Halon alternates, more agent is required to accomplish the same results. For this reason, an 8.5% design concentration is used in the new Fireboy Systems.
We look at every unit we manufacture as your first line of defense against a fire at sea. Therefore, we will settle for no less than the highest standards of reliability.
Every system is individually leak tested with electronic detectors so sensitive they are capable of detecting leaks as small as 1/10 of 1 ounce per year. The bottom line of our Quality Control program is that we will ship no system that does not pass our test.
Our Quality Control laboratory is equipped to let us create extreme temperature ranges that simulate years of seasonal cycles in a matter of days. This, plus our years of practical field testing and evolutionary product improvement, make FIREBOY the most dependable system you can own.
We warrant all FIREBOY systems to the original purchaser for a period of two (2) year after retail purchase against defects in materials and/or workmanship. Any system found to be defective within the warranty period will be repaired or replaced free of charge upon the prepaid return of the defective system. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary from state to state. FIREBOY reserves the right to discontinue the one year warranty without notice.
FIREBOY gives you a choice between systems which are automatic only, and systems which can also be fired by pulling a release cable manually. The CG-2 series, automatic only, is available in sizes to protect engine compartments as small as 75 cu. ft. or less, and as large as 1,000 cu. ft.
The MA-2 series, while also being automatic, the operator has the option of pulling a release cable to fire the system manually. There are many advantages in the MA-2 series. Should the operator be aware of an existing fire, and manually discharges the system, compartment damage is further minimized.
Both CG-2 and MA-2 series systems, from 75 cu. ft. through 475 cu. ft. sizes, may be installed either vertically or horizontally. All models of 700 cu. ft. and larger must be installed vertically only.
For lower owner and maintenance cost, FIREBOY Systems now use rechargeable classification cylinders for all systems of 200 cu. ft. and larger. The FIREBOY Systems one-half price exchange for discharged units and for units covered beyond warranty time continues in force. For recharging costs of rechargeable systems, contact the factory.
Though FIREBOY Systems of 700 cu. in. and higher continue to use the established stainless steel brackets, all larger systems which employ steel cylinders are now supplied standard with an installation template, base brackets and "foot rest." The base brackets and foot rest are first secured and provide support while setting the bottle in place before securing the U brackets.
A daily glance at the gauge offers a measure of security in assuring the systems condition. Nevertheless, semi-annual (at least once every 6 months) standards require removal and weighing the bottle on an accurate scale. Complete maintenance instructions are contained with each system.