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General

Marine fire incidents are both very dangerous and very destructive and historically have been responsible for the loss of many lives.

Maritime shipboard fire fighting is an essential component of life aboard today’s vessels and in particular fighting fires on bulk carriers, fire safety on tankers and fires aboard container ships.

Successful shipboard fire fighting depends on the discipline and the fire fighting training of the crew to a standard which is sometimes difficult or impossible to reach and maintain on board ships. Fire prevention and emergency response drills require consistent practice which may not be viable amongst crew personnel who may typically rotate every year or less.

Screen shot of the Fire Fighting Simulator       Screen shot of the Fire Fighting Simulator

Fire fighting simulator module

The EAS fire simulation module provides a virtual environment where a crew member can take the role of a fire-fighter and practice tactics and procedures for fighting by interacting with fixed and portable fire extinguishing equipment in simulated smoke and fire conditions without risking lives or property.

Theoretical knowledge and practical experience on theory of fire -fire control aboard ship - ship fire fighting organization - fire fighting training & procedures, are all combined in one decision process which must be taken at real time and implemented properly. Tasks are simple like those during fire drills onboard (e.g. establish appropriate extinguishing agent, prevent spreading out of fire, activate fire pump etc). However the duration of an action depends on the skill level of the user whilst facing such a hostile situation.

Every action is counted and history of events and task results are saved for each trainee.

Interactive Equipment

The following equipment can interactively be used during a fire fighting scenario:

  • Portable fire extinguishers.

  • Fixed fire suppression systems (CO2, Foam installation).

  • Ventilation Control systems.

  • Operation of main and emergency fire pumps.

  • Fire hoses & hydrants.

  • Fire alarms.

  • Fireman’s outfit & SCBA.

Features:

  • Real time behavior.

  • Realistic appearance & operation of fire fighting equipment.

  • Fire propagation models use a range of mathematical data which ensure for real time conditions for:

    • Fire spread on solid & flammable materials (e.g. outfitting, furniture, division bulkheads, spilled oil etc)

    • Ignition and burnout rates.

    • Possibility of burnout and flashover effects

    • Time required for a fire breaking out in one space to affect the adjacent spaces.

    • Build-in scenarios (fires for accommodation, galley, stores, holds, tanks, deck)

Key Benefits:

  • Enhance understanding/performance through simulation cases of fires in various ship’s locations where tasks similar to those required during drills, have to be completed.

  • Module is combined with other EAS simulator’s modules such as abandon, collision etc in a form of scenario.