HydroPen Orders Boom in Cargo Ship Sector

Credits: Viking Life-Saving Equipment

HydroPen orders gain momentum as container ships get bigger and stacks higher, reports Riviera Maritime Media.

HydroPen: Direct firefighting in shipping containers

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has seen a boom in orders of its HydroPen firefighting system.

In August 2022, it was announced Maersk would implement the HydroPen system, designed for direct firefighting in stacked shipping containers on board commercial vessels, across its fleet. The contract represents the largest HydroPen order for Viking Life-Saving Equipment and comes on the back of large orders by Pacific International Lines and CMA CGM of the firefighting system.

The HydroPen is driven by water pressure through an attached deck fire hose. When water pressure is activated, a turbine will drive the HydroPen drilling unit until it penetrates the container door, whereupon the system will spray water into the container to extinguish the fire directly at the source. In the case of a fire at height in the container stack, the HydroPen system can be deployed using a telescopic device. Beyond water, the system is compatible with foam or CO2. It is intuitive to use.

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Source: Riviera Maritime Media