Ships at sea, whether recreational, commercial or military, present a serious challenge for fire protection, with a variety of hazards from engine rooms to galleys to cargo spaces. Kidde offers a range of specially designed marine products, with systems appropriate for every size vessel from yachts to aircraft carriers.

Ships contain all the elements necessary for a fire; oxygen, fuel and ignition sources. Fuel is present in the form of high-pressure fuel lines, hot lube oil, solvents and paints. All it takes to spark a fire is an ignition source like an electrical short, a piece of overheated equipment or a hot turbocharger. Compounding the problem is that fire can strike when the vessel is far away from the nearest port. The challenge is to protect the passengers and crew, prevent an environmental disaster and save a high-value marine asset.

Kidde Marine Fire Suppression Systems provide vessel owners and operators with a range of viable options for effectively suppressing fires in machinery spaces. Kidde’s systems solutions have been tested and approved by marine regulatory agencies throughout the world.


Kidde Marine ECS Series FM-200® System

Engineered system employing clean, fast, people-safe FM-200 gaseous agent. Versatile protection for small, medium and large shipboard applications including machinery spaces and other Class B fire hazards. Provides flexible location of agent storage cylinders. Compact design reduces weight and maximises available installation space.

Kidde Marine Engineered System Designed for Use with 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Engineered to provide clean, fast, people-safe protection for machinery spaces and other Class B shipboard applications. Meets strict European environmental standards. System includes agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles. Computer calculated to provide system discharge within 10 seconds.

Kidde Marine ADS FM-200 System

Engineered system designed to protect larger shipboard enclosures or for ultimate performance and “drop-in” efficiency when replacing existing halon installations. Recommended for machinery spaces and other Class B applications. Discharges within ten seconds. Uses clean, fast, people-safe FM-200 gaseous agent.

Kidde Marine Carbon Dioxide System

Kidde recommends the non-toxic clean agents (FM-200, Novec 1230 Fluid) for occupied spaces, but CO2 remains a popular choice for marine fire suppression.


Det-Tronics Flame and Gas Detectors

Detector Electronics' flame and gas detectors offer solutions for applications in which risk to personnel is high and where fire might result in a large loss of equipment. Beyond critical life-safety concerns, Det-Tronics products have proven to minimize total cost of ownership while minimizing false alarms.

Oil Mist Detectors

Crankcase explosions due to ignition of oil mist can be disastrous to both vessel and crew, so marine safety equipment on board must be capable of dealing with a possible hazard in seconds. Since the potential hazard was first identified some fifty years ago, the Graviner oil mist detector has been used to monitor oil mist levels on many thousands of merchant ships and has been supplied to almost every ship-owning nation.