Tugboat Tygo

Tugboat Tygo protected with AF-X Fireblocker

Fire Safety for Tugboat

Tugboats are highly manoeuvrable, and various propulsion systems have been developed to increase manoeuvrability and increase safety.

A tugboat or tug is a marine vessel that manoeuvres other vessels by pushing or pulling them, with direct contact or a tow line. These boats typically tug ships that cannot move well on their own, such as those in crowded harbours or narrow canals, or those that cannot move at all, such as barges, disabled ships, log rafts, or oil platforms. The tugboat, for its size, is the most powerful craft afloat.

The job

Installation of the system had to be done within 6 hours.

Because of its plug & play connection, the AF-X

Fireblocker fire suppression system met all these

requirements In line with BV regulation DIRECTIVE


COUNCIL from December 12, 2006 laying down

technical requirements for inland waterway vessels

Tugboat Tygo needs to equipped with an automatic

extinguishing system. For smaller works boats such

as the tygo weight and size do matter.

The engine compartment was equipped with an old

extinguishing system what needed replacement.

Tygo had 1 day in harbour, so a quick installation was

needed. AF-X Firebocker is a plug and play system.

Fire extinguishing system Tugboat
Easy installation and not harmful

The AF-X System is electrically controlled. This means that you can install and commission the system with an E-installation engineer. No separate company is required for this. The AF-X Fireblocker uses a dry aerosol. A dry aerosol extinguishes the fire quickly and effectively and is not harmful. Existing fire extinguishing systems work under pressure, require specialist installation and requires relatively a lot of maintenance. An AF-X Fireblocker is pressureless, compact, electrically controlled and almost maintenance-free.

AF-X Fireblocker simplicity and most interesting from a price point of view

  • The simplicity
  • Plug & Play
  • Compact and lightweight
  • No pipework
  • No pressure system

These advantages and the fact that the AF-X Fireblocker is the most interesting in terms of price, was the deciding factor to choose AF-X Fireblocker.

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