In July 2017, the Unified Interpretation of SOLAS 282 came into force, aligning marine operators, ship and engine builders as well as regulating bodies around improved safety in the engine room, the place that accounts for two out of three ship fires
Although these new products are clearly targeted at engine rooms in marine applications it is possible that machine builders designing for similar environments elsewhere might also see some advantage from them. Danfoss has launched three new stainless-steel components that enable engine builders to comply with SOLAS 282. A heavy-duty pressure switch (MBC 5100), a pressure test valve (MBV 5000) and a test valve for pressure cartridge transmitters (MBV 3000) are the newest addition to the Danfoss SOLAS-compliant valve and transmitter range.
Danfoss says that it is important to try and eliminate aluminum and other metals with low melting points from installations where fuel oil, lubrication oil or other flammable substances are used. It points out that stainless steel is a safe alternative that allows its valves, switches and transmitters to withstand temperatures of up to 1400° Celsius and still offerchigh reliability, precision and durability.