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US Coast Guard compliant high water alarms launched by Blue Guard Innovations™

by Blue Guard Innovations 20 May 2019 12:54 UTC
US Coast Guard compliant high water alarms © Blue Guard Innovations

Blue Guard Innovations has launched two US Coast Guard compliant solid state alarm systems to detect high water conditions on board and help prevent potentially disastrous flooding.

USCG 46 CFR 28.250 and 182.530 require commercial fishing and small passenger vessels to have a high water alarm system in every compartment that has potential to take on water, consisting of a method of detection, audible and visible alarms.

The BG-HW (High Water Sensor), shown left above, can be easily integrated into any vessel's alarm system to trigger an alarm when high water is detected. The IP-68 rated device has two integrated sensors to ensure reliable and accurate detection.

The USCG requires that all high water alarms in floodable spaces be tested prior to sailing. BG-HW connects via Bluetooth to the BGI Configuration App and enables each sensor to be independently tested for sound and visual alarm activation. 12, 24 or 36 V DC with 1 amp max alarm output.

The BG-SWA (Solid-State Bilge Pump Switch with High Water Alarm), shown right above, is a solid state bilge pump switch with no moving parts that is an ideal replacement for unreliable mechanical float switches, with an integrated high water alarm.

The BG-SWA will activate the bilge pump when water or any liquid is detected. The device triggers the high water alarm when water is detected continuously for 3 seconds after the first detection (factory default setting) indicating that the bilge pump is either overwhelmed with excessive rising water or not working. The BG-SWA can power pumps up to 20 amps and operates in any 12, 24 or 36 V DC system.

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