What is Foam Monitor on ships ?

The foam monitors or turrets are permanently-installed foam discharge units capable of being aimed and projecting large quantities of foam substantial distances. They normally are mounted on a rotating base that allows the projection of foam in a 360-degree circle around the monitor platform.

The angle of throw from the horizon can also be adjusted to facilitate flexibility in directing the foam to the fire. The foam solution is supplied to the monitor through a hard-piped foam main system that incorporates an expansion nozzle to aspirate the foam.

Foam Monitors control the horizontal and vertical directions of large capacity discharge streams. Water-oscillating monitors automatically move side-to-side using water pressure as the energy source. Remote controlled monitors use an electric joystick to control horizontal, vertical and stream pattern. Other monitors are operated manually using a tiller bar or house wheel.


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