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Old 03 December 2004, 07:33   #1
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Hydrocarbon detectors

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I'm trying to code a 7.3m Rib with an underdeck fuel tank I have been informed that I need a Hydrocarbon detector. I am having trouble locating one. Can anyone help?
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Old 03 December 2004, 07:35   #2
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... a match?
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Old 03 December 2004, 07:54   #3
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All US petrol inboard boats are required by law to have one, many of the big US boating superstore websites sell them.

Alternatively, http://www.calormarineshop.co.uk/aca...Detectors.html
I know they're not generic hydrocarbon detectors as such, but I reckon they'd be able to point you in the right direction for sourcing one.
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The VETUS gas detector works with petrol fumes but it might be too sensitive Des
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this'll do it

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That's great

Thank's for the help
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Old 25 January 2005, 15:12   #7
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hydrocarbon detector

Hi Foxdog,
did you buy that detector? if so can you fill me in on what you think of it please?

Thanks,
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I remember the subject of detectors arising here a short while ago (perhaps it was you who raised it) as i'm also coding a petrol RIB it made me review the code and my recollection is (although i maybe wrong/misinterpreting) is that i didn't feel i needed it on my petrol RIB, i think it might have been linked to the possibility of fumes/spillage when filling entering a confned space - which of course is a function of your particular setup. So whilst such detectors were referred to my interpretation was that i would not need one. Just an observation.

....but perhaps i'm wrong!

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Old 26 January 2005, 03:48   #9
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I had to have one fitted on the Ribcraft as requested by MECAL. And guess what... when turned on it continuously bleeps at me as there will always be some fumes in the hull by the fuel tank!!
It is a waste of money but was required to have one.
(I think one of the wires came off one day as well so it does not bleep all the time now!!!)
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Old 26 January 2005, 09:10   #10
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I think you are right Paul,
on the Inland Waters Small Passenger Boat code it says
"a suitable hydrocarbon gas detector should be fitted in any enclosed location where an accumulation of hydrocarbon vapours is likely to occur- eg under or adjacent to the fixed tank. the detector components in the vapour area should not be capable of causing ignition."

So as I read it my boats console tank needs ventilating additionally to the breather but that is all as the vapours will disperse via vents etc put in.
If this were not the case then surely evry rib with a tank in the locker/console would have difficulties with the various codes????
On my rib the spillage if any does not run into the bilges at all.

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