Blue Guard launches Coast Guard-compliant high water alarms

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(BOULDER, Colo.) — Blue Guard Innovations has launched two U.S. 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 & 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) 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) is a solid state bilge pump switch with no moving parts that is a 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.

For more information about Blue Guard Innovations products, visit the Blue Guard Innovations website.

By Professional Mariner Staff