Fire Detection & Alarm

Fire Detection & Alarm

Tyco Marine Services have installed over 10,000 Marine Industry Analogue Addressable fire detection and alarm systems throughout the world. Today, we design, manufacture, install and maintain a wide range of our MINERVA® MX fire controllers at port, at sea and in the dockyard.

This range of control panels is designed and manufactured to BSEN ISO9001/2 and EN54. The advanced MINERVA® MX microprocessor based system provides conventional and digital addressable detection for new, refurbished and refitted detection systems.

A wide range of detectors and ancillaries makes the MINERVA® MX suitable for applications from general cargo vessels to large passenger vessels and offshore installation.


Analogue Addressable
  The MINERVA® MX T2000 is supplied with 2 loops and is expandable to eight loops using additional loop expansion cards. The panel will support up to 1000 addressable devices. It has been approved by all the major marine authorities and its advanced proven microprocessor based system provides conventional as well as addressable detection at the price of today's conventional systems.

Modular in design, the MINERVA® MX T2000 provides economical fire detection for small vessels but is also flexible enough to implement the complex event procedures required in larger ones.

Detectors are controlled in groups of up to 240 zones all software configurable, so avoiding the expensive need to hardwire each zone back to the control panel. Further savings are made possible by harnessing the power of the latest micro processing technology to enable a single loop of two-core cabling to carry both detection and command signals. Backwards compatibility is also achieved by using an ancillary module that allows existing fire systems to be updated and extended cost effectively, utilizing existing wiring where possible and with minimal disruption.

Other ancillary modules offer even greater system flexibility: short circuit sensing isolation ensures the T2000 continues in operation, even if a wiring fault occurs. Local sounder activation further reduces wiring costs and switch monitoring allows easy interface to a vessels machinery control system. Further flexibility and installation savings can be made using the loop power T2000 options. Loop powered T2000 panels allow sounders to be powered from the same loop wires that carry communications and power to the detectors and other ancillaries.

The T2000 panels are intelligent EN54 approved and marine approved sub-panels, which can be networked. A test report detailing compliance to naval test requirements for Shock , Vibration & EMC (NES814 , NES 1004 Iss 2 & DefStan 59-41) is available.
  Developed and Manufactured in the United Kingdom, the T1200 range of Conventional Panels from Tyco is a powerful yet user friendly series of Control Panels. The range is fully approved by all major Marine Authorities and takes advantage of the very latest technological advancements both in terms of design and manufacturing to the latest European, Marine and Asian standards.

Tyco’s conventional detector design evolution has resulted in the creation of a new Series 600 range of unobtrusively styled detectors, incorporating a number of unique design features enabling improved operation, installation and ease of servicing.

Through innovative design Series 600 detectors have the ability to reduce installation and servicing time to a minimum, needing only one visit to the ceiling to complete the installation and having a park position for the detector to simplify servicing.

Included within the Series 600 range is the new conventional enhanced carbon monoxide fire detector (601CH). The incorporation of a reliable electrochemical CO detection cell and high specification low thermal mass thermistor for accurate temperature detection has enabled the introduction of an enhanced CO detector suitable for fast, reliable detection of both slow and fast developing fires.

The complete range has been designed to meet the requirements of BS (British standards) and EN (European Standards) for fire detectors.

All detectors also carry a mandatory CE mark