In order to ensure water-tightness after fire, ferry operator Scandlines in Denmark replaced all other kinds of pipe seals on the recently built ferries M/F Berlin and M/F Copenhagen with Roxtec transits.
"We chose Roxtec as overall supplier of cable and pipe seals because we had so many different pipe penetrations and retrofits to handle. The bulkheads must withstand 2.5 bar water pressure, and with Roxtec we covered all our needs for quality and flexibility," says Joachim Lund, dualofficer at Scandlines.
Roxtec also provided full documentation on sealing and insulation requirements and supplied drawings including solutions with all needed type approvals. Scandlines felt even more confident in their choice.
Scandlines also uses Roxtec seals instead of traditional cable glands in the cabinets in the engine room. The reason is that they want to increase quality in general – and specifically for the fire-fighting system.
"Safety is extremely important for passenger lines. We invest to be sure that all cable and pipe transits are in order and that we meet all safety regulations," says Fini A. Hansen, coordinating superintendent at Scandlines.
Top of mind
Scandlines will continue to use Roxtec sealing solutions all over their ferries.
"We have a good experience with Roxtec. They know what to do, and our people who work with Roxtec transits every day are very positive. We think Roxtec before thinking of other transit suppliers," says Fini A. Hansen.
134 000 euro per minute is the estimated cost for a fire onboard a ferry.
Why use Roxtec?
- Fire rated
- Watertight after fire
- One solution for all cables and pipes
- Suitable for new-build and retrofit projects
Retrofit of newly built passenger ferries in Denmark
Owner, design and construction
Cables and pipes penetrating decks, bulkheads and cabinet structures
Fire rated to marine standards (A60); Watertight – even after fire (2 bar)
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These sealing solutions were used in the project: