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7th May 2019

Is it time to retrofit your fire and gas detection system?

As a leading global provider of marine and offshore systems, Satcom Global works closely with customers to ensure they have the best fit safety solutions for their vessel, offshore platform or other marine environment.

Working with leading marine and offshore hardware manufacturers, we provide best in class solutions, such as those from our key supplier Autronica Fire and Security. Their range of interactive and integrated fire and gas detection systems meet industry standards to maximise safety in a range of environments, from small vessels and maritime applications, through to large and complex oil rigs and other offshore installations.

Obsolete Fire and Gas Detection Systems

In 2016, Autronica issued ‘end of life’ notices for a number of fire and gas detection systems including AutroSafe 3 and the older analogue BS-100 system. Following a phased discontinuation period, it was confirmed that the widely deployed systems would cease to be supported with replacement parts and associated equipment going forward.

Understandably, many companies continue to use the popular AutroSafe 3 and BS-100 systems for their Fire and Gas Detection today as they continue to perform well. However, we would like to remind customers that as the system and detector heads are no longer manufactured or supported by Autronica, it will not always be possible to complete a system fix or replace important working parts in the event of a problem or system failure.

To ensure ongoing service continuity and safety, we would highly recommend existing users of the obsolete systems undertake an upgrade to a new interactive fire safety system, such as AutroSafe 4.  Our system integration and engineering teams specialise in the retrofitting of existing systems; where possible using existing cabling, limiting disruption and cost to the site or vessel, but updating all panels and detectors to the latest models. Our knowledgeable engineers  work with customers from beginning to end,  to survey the vessel or site and provide consultative advice on the system design, as well as completing the installation and commissioning.

You can find out more about the new generation interactive AutroSafe 4 system here.

Extensive Maritime Experience

With over 45 years' experience in the maritime market (formerly as AND Group Ltd), Satcom Global is experienced in the design and delivery of a wide range of communications and safety solutions, including anti-piracy, navigation, CCTV, Public Address / General Alarm and satellite communications, in addition to fire and gas detection.

Furthermore, we boast friendly and knowledgeable support services for our vast and varied portfolio, offering ongoing maintenance and engineering services, ensuring the market-leading systems we supply remain in peak performance and abiding all industry regulations. FPAL Verified and holding ISO 9001 accreditation, we offer an assured quality of service, where our team has the expertise and knowledge to ensure customers receive the most relevant, reliable and cost-effective solutions on the market.

For more information or to discuss how to upgrade and futureproof your systems, contact our friendly marine and offshore systems team at [email protected] 



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