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Marine safety

With longstanding experience within the field of safety solutions, we offer proven, compliant and efficient safety systems, products and services to newbuilds, retrofits, offshore and vessels in operation.

Our highly experienced, fully trained service personnel work from Class-Approved Wilhelmsen Service Stations situated in 47 countries and are on hand 24/7, 365 days a year to manage your onboard fire and safety service requirements. All of our service stations are approved to ISO9001: 2008 and operate in accordance with IACS UR Z17 approvals. In addition, we have global approvals from seven major Classification Societies; DNV, Lloyds, RMRS, Korean Register of Shipping, RINA, GL and ABS as well as a number of local class approvals.

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Safety merger complete

We are pleased to inform you that as of 30 November, the financial transaction related to the announced merger between the safety business in Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (WMS) and Survitec Group Ltd (Survitec) has been completed.

Industry Perspectives

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    Water mist - fighting fires effectively

    Water mist is a proven fire-fighting solution onboard ships and owners are increasingly aware of the advantages of low pressure systems, writes Stein Lovskar, Commercial Development Manager, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions

    Written by Stein Loevskar , Commercial development manager

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    Overcoming inertia towards new inert gas systems

    Twin-bed dry inert gas generators have been the industry standard for years, but advances in drying technology mean that shipowners and shipyards have a genuine alternative, argues Frode Lauritzen

    Written by Stein Loevskar , Commercial development manager

Featured Offers

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    Gas Detection: New regulations, new solutions

    The latest SOLAS X1-1/7 regulation approved by MSC 93/94 require all ships engaged in international voyages to have, at the very least, one* portable 4-gas detection unit on board.

Our Safety Products & Services

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    Liferaft exchange

    Our Rental and Exchange programme launched in 2008 changed the liferaft market forever: Renting rafts, rather than owning, is now preferred onboard most vessels.

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    Safety products

    Our safety products are built on quality of product, unrivalled global service support and product performance, giving you the confidence of having a consistent quality supplier of safety equipment at all times no matter where you are in the world.

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    Safety services

    Safety Service 360 is an easier way of managing your safety services - saving you time in the short run and money in the long run. Learn how our Safety Service 360 service agreements can help you manage your safety schedules in a less complex way.

Our fire suppression systems

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    XFlow water mist system

    The Unitor XFlow® water mist system gives you the opportunity to integrate local and full fire protection in a single system. The solution can be applied as a total flooding system, local application fire fighting system and for accommodation areas.

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    1230 clean agent system

    The Unitor 1230 system has been industralised and adjusted for the offshore and maritime industry based on the Novec 1230 system. It is designed as a total flooding system for machinery spaces, pump rooms, compressor rooms and control rooms. The solution is particulary suited for rooms with sensitive equipment and vessels where space is limited.

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    Inergen system

    The Unitor Inergen® system is a fire extinguishing solution for enclosed spaces. Inergen® is a clean agent consisting of only atmospheric gases and can be applied on merchant marine and offshore structures.

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    CO₂ system

    The Unitor CO2 system is a total flooding system designed to suppress fires in machinery spaces of Category A, engine rooms, pump rooms and cargo holds. It has been supplied to hundreds of vessels and offshore installations worldwide.

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    Fixed high expansion foam system

    The Unitor high expansion foam fire extinguishing system (Unitor high foam system) uses foam consisting of a synthetic foam concentrate, water and air, which is highly effective for machinery space applications. The system is designed as total flooding system for machinery spaces of Category A, cargo pump rooms and other enclosed spaces onboard vessels and offshore installations.

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    Deck foam system

    The Unitor Low Expansion Foam fire extinguishing system (Unitor Low Foam system) uses a non-toxic foam concentrate, water and air to effectively extinguish fires in open spaces. The system provides safe and effective protection, and is harmless to the crew and environment.

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    Dry chemical powder system

    The Unitor dry chemical powder fire extinguishing system (Unitor DCP system) is designed for use on “B” and “C” class fires. The system uses dry powder which breaks down the chemical reaction within the fire and subsequently suppresses the flames almost immediately.

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    Mobile water monitor and water mist lance

    The Unitor XFlow® mobile water monitor and water mist lance are designed to protect ships carrying containers on or above weather deck.

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    Wet pipe and deluge systems

    The Unitor XFlow® wet pipe system is designed to protect enclosed ro-ro spaces and special category spaces against fires. The Unitor XFlow® deluge system is developed for protection of small open ended and closed ro-ro and special category spaces.

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    Deep Fat Cooking system

    The Unitor Deep Fat Cooking fire extinguishing system is designed for galley’s deep fat fryers onboard ships and offshore installations.

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    Acetylen - Oxygen Central

    The Unitor gas distribution central for acetylene and oxygen is the most safe solution for gas velding and cutting omboard a ship or in an offshore installation.

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    Based on standard components the systems are customised for your specific project and delivered with comprehensive design documentation.

Our inert gas systems

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    Inert gas generator solutions

    Vessels carrying cargos that produce hydrocarbon vapors require an inerting solution to eliminate the risk of explosions and fires in the cargo tanks. This can be achieved by keeping the oxygen content below 8%,a standard set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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    Nitrogen system

    The system is designed to protect transportation of flammable and sensitive cargo. As an inert gas medium, nitrogen is the purest, and thereby the preferred solution for applications where cargo contamination could be an issue.

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    Dry inert gas generator

    Vessels carrying liquefied gas need an inerting solution to prevent explosion on sea voyage just before and after dry-docking. This can be achieved by keeping the oxygen level below 1% in the cargo area.

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    Dual fuel inert gas generator

    The inert gas generator described earlier, can also be designed for dual fuel operation, i.e. marine diesel oil and natural gas.This application is most commonly used on FPSO vessels and other offshore installations where natural gas is available.

  • Flexinert gas generator

    Flexinert is a combination of a flue gas system and an inert gas generator. As long as sufficient boiler flue gas is available, the inert gas generator is by-passed and the system works as a flue gas system. When no basis gas is available, it works as an inert gas generator.

  • Flue gas system

    These systems cool and clean flue gas available from the ship’s boilers and distribute the gas to the cargo tanks, typically during cargo discharge.

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