Leakages from broken pipes, valves, gaskets, seals, welding fractures, or the like often occur in high-pressure oil systems during initial failure conditions. These conditions can lead to rapid and comprehensive generation of airborne oil mists and/or hydrocarbon gasses, which – if these leakages are not detected in time – always result in pollution, explosion, or fire.
LAS-10 – an atmospheric oil mist- and hydrocarbon detection system for the open engine room – has been developed as a fire prevention initiative and helps to secure the open engine room against the risk of fires caused by oil leakages. Unlike traditional products that only passively detect fires after ignition, LAS-10 actively detect fires BEFORE they occur and warns the crew!
Our dual detection technology is based on channeling very large air flows through a detection chamber and a specially designed filter. The electronics in the Detector simultaneously combine and analyze the content of both hydrocarbons and oil mists/sprays, triggering a warning to the crew when necessary.
Our system provides the following benefits:
- Allows for monitoring of up to 48 different areas simultaneously, with individual settings and alarm conditions.
- Detection of both airborne oil mists and hydrocarbon vapors.
- Allows for monitoring of large areas without human interference
- High reliability, easy maintenance and no false alarms!