What are Smoke detectors on ships?

Ionization or photoelectric smoke detectors are designed to identify a fire during its smoldering or early flame stages and will meet the needs of most areas containing primarily wood, paper, fabric, and plastic materials. During combustion, these materials produce a mixture of smoke types with detectable levels of both large and small smoke particles.

Smoke detectors are suitable for:
  • Indoor areas with low ceilings such as offices, closets, and restrooms.
  • Areas that are relatively clean with minimal amounts of dust and dirt.
  • Areas that contain solid fuels like wood, paper, fabric, and plastic materials.


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