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HI-FOG® for Queen Mary 2
12 October 2001

Cunard's next ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, will be the largest, longest, tallest and widest passenger ship ever ordered, the height of a 21-story building and nearly four football fields in length! And passenger and crew safety will be ensured by the comprehensive HI-FOG fire protection system including over 10,000 sprinklers and spray heads, and 58 km of stainless steel piping.

Queen Mary 2Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will have the comprehensive HI-FOG 2000 sprinkler protection.

Queen Mary 2 - the 150,000-ton transatlantic liner is expected to enter service in late 2003, and will be built at Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, at a cost of approximately US$780 million. Queen Mary 2 will have a passenger capacity of 2,620 and nearly three-quarters of the ship's 1,310 staterooms will offer their own private balcony. A diesel and gas turbine power plant will produce 157,000 horsepower, enabling the ship to travel at speeds of nearly 30 knots or 35 miles per hour.

Queen Mary 2

The vessel’s accommodation spaces will be fitted with the HI-FOG 2000 sprinkler system. Larger sprinkler spacing means cost and weight benefits especially in the grand scale public spaces and cabins. Standard 18m2 cabins will have only one sprinkler, while deluxe cabins will have two, all pre-built into cabin modules. The machinery spaces less than 1000m3 will have a HI-FOG total protection system, and the main engine room will have local protection.

Other areas protected include the galley ducts, deep fat fryers and incinerators.

SPAU 2000 Pump Unit

The HI-FOG system on Queen Mary 2 will utilise the new compact and maintenance friendly SPAU 2000 3 pump unit. The unit comprises three motors, each driving two pumps, and is specially designed so that major parts can be easily removed for servicing.