The so-called fire extinguishing generators of the T-family from FirmDynameco are also suitable for use on sailing boats. In the event of a fire, a temperature sensor (which T stands for thermal release) ignites a pyrotechnic charge that uses a chemical process to generate potassium carbonate. This creates an aerosol, which is distributed in the room and should stop the fire in the shortest possible time. The advantage over conventional powder extinguishers is that the aerosol extinguishing systems automatically extinguish even when nobody is on board.
In addition, they are independent of a power supply. In addition, hardly any residues of the extinguishing agent remain after the extinguishing process. Such residues usually cause the greatest consequential damage when powder extinguishers are used successfully.
Dynameco aerosol extinguishers are available in three sizes, depending on the volume of the place of use. For the engine room or locker room, one unit is sufficient for a 1.5 cubic meter extinguishing volume with 200 grams of extinguishing agent. The medium size with 300 grams of extinguishing agent is designed for volumes of up to 2.3 cubic meters, and the largest with 2000 grams of extinguishing agent is sufficient for 15 cubic meters. The system is not cheap, prices start at 950 for the small, 1070 for the medium and 2270 euros for the most powerful size.