Benefits of DIFFS

Using DIFFS has a number of important advantages.

  • Efficient foam distribution
  • Deck integration
  • Easy maintenance
  • Ideal aesthetics
  • Push button activation

Deck Integrated Foam Firefighting System

The take-off and landing at a landing site is the riskiest part of flying a helicopter. The weather and wind often make landing difficult and increase the risk of a crash. In marine applications, the additional wave motion of the ship is yet another factor. This three-dimensional move- ment must be monitored by the pilot to ensure a safe landing. Should the landing end in a crash, it is highly likely that a fire involving fuel could occur.

Solution

The installation of distributed special foam nozzles (DIFFS nozzles) in the helipad together with a skid-mounted foam proportioning system ensures that the platform is quickly and efficiently covered with extinguishing foam. Due to the even distribution, the extinguishing foam is able to reach the entire surface, while the vertical jets also help in extinguishing the helicopter. For a helipad on a super yacht, the DIFFS nozzles are supplied in glossy and polished stainless steel, which is ideal for installation in teak platforms.

Operation

The DIFFS system with skid-mounted foam proportioning system is supplied with extinguishing water via the fire pumps on board. It is acti- vated with a push button located near the helipad, after which the system automatically sprays fluorine-free foam from the nozzles. It can also be operated from the bridge of the ship.

Maintenance

Maintenance of a DIFFS system is limited to keeping the nozzles operational, which can be achieved using a special tool from the helipad. The foam proportioning system is equipped with clear testing features that make it easy to test and maintain the system.

This solution includes from the following products

The products are adapted to the wishes and requirements of your specific issue.

Not sure if this system is right for your business?

You are always welcome at our office so that together we can come up with a suitable solution to your extinguishing problem. Do you want more information about this system? You can download our comprehensive brochure for free below.

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HMC Westeinde

On Tuesday, 7 July 2020, InnoVfoam officially handed over the new helideck system to the HMC Westeinde Hospital in The Hague. With a select group of invitees in attendance, the H1 helideck was successfully tested and taken into use.