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Marine Fire Protection Services and Halon Banking

Gielle is one of the world's leading marine fire protection specialists.

Via Ferri Rocco, 32,
70022 Altamura (Bari),
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Gielle is one of the world’s leading marine fire protection specialists. We are the largest provider of life-safety solutions for the ship industry worldwide and provide electronic security and fire protection solutions in over 70 countries around the world.

Gielle is an authorised halon banking and reception facility for halon recovery and recycling activities (IMO Authorised). Retrofit with Gielle Clean agent fire suppression systems:

  • Utilise existing piping
  • 1-to-1 cylinder / nozzle replacement
  • Existing halon systems / existing HFCs systems
  • Express service
  • Worldwide 24h service
  • Full range of international approvals

Fire extinguishing systems and protection equipment

Gielle manufactures a wide range of fire protection equipment, from entire fire extinguishing systems to manual fire extinguishing devices. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Argon extinguishing systems with nitrogen for wind turbines
  • Inergen®, Argonite®, Inert55 gas suppression systems
  • Fire detection and extinguishing control panels
  • Fixed water-based local application systems for engine rooms
  • Foam extinguishing systems for helidecks, tank decks and engine rooms
  • CO2 systems for engine rooms and galley ventilation shafts
  • GL 1230 fire extinguishing systems with Novec™ 1230 for small engine rooms and special rooms
  • GL 200 fire extinguishing systems with FM-200 (HFC-227ea)
  • Fire detection systems
  • ‘Cold fire’ wetting agent
  • Portable fire extinguishers

Fire detectors and extinguishing systems for marine vessels

Gielle’s solutions can detect a developing fire, arrange for rapid automatic extinguishing, and consequently keep damages and interruptions to operations at a minimum. Our systems are distinguished through the presence of the authorised and tested chemical extinguishing agents, NovecTM 1230 and FM-200 (HFC-227ea).

Gielle is the largest provider of life-safety solutions for the ship industry worldwide.
Our solutions can detect a developing fire and arrange for rapid automatic extinguishing.
Gielle can provide whatever service necessary in port, at sea or in the shipyards.
Cold Fire® is the only patented, concentrated alcohol-resistant microbial firefighting agent on the market today.

We have the experience and technological knowledge to provide you with firefighting solutions designed in accordance with IMO / SOLAS regulations, as well as many classification societies and national authorities.

Our team specialises in meeting your specifications, no matter how specific, to supply precisely the system you need.

Vessel maintenance and emergency repair

No matter where your vessel is, in port, at sea or in the shipyards, we perform whatever service is necessary, including installation, retrofit, recharge, maintenance and emergency repair. It is our global commitment to keep your Gielle system functioning perfectly and in accordance with applicable marine fire protection regulations.

Gielle, in accordance with the relevant type approval procedures of the Marine Equipment Directive (MED), also offers engineering services such as capacity calculation, operating instructions, and fm200 and Novec flow calculations.

Enclosure and room integrity testing

The new ISO standard 14520 and NFPA 2001 include a multi-point door-fan test as means of determining the retention period. Gielle have carried out the door-fan test in conformance with NFPA 2001 and ISO 14520 for engine rooms, computer rooms, tape storage, battery and UPS rooms, communications rooms, control rooms and turbine rooms protected by FM200® , Novec 1230®, Inergen®, Argonite® and other clean agent systems.

Cold-fire wetting agent

Liquid foam concentrate, non-toxic and biodegradable Cold Fire® is the only patented, concentrated alcohol-resistant microbial firefighting agent on the market today. Once the fire is out or the spill is covered with finished foam, the microbes begin remediating all AFFF, hydrocarbon and alcohol wastes.

Cold Fire is designed for both class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels. On class B hydrocarbon fuels, it creates an aqueous film that effectively shuts down the fire. Cold Fire is U/L-162 listed and CE approval, granted under the standard EN 1568-3.

White Papers

  • Ship Halon Phase Out

    Gielle FM-200 engineered fire suppression systems are used to suppress fires in specific hazards or equipment where an electrically non-conductive agent is required.


  • Dockwise Vanguard Type 0 Super Vessel

    Dockwise Vanguard Type 0 Super Vessel is the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy transport vessel (SSHTV) designed to ship offshore oil and gas production facilities weighing up to 110,000t.

Via Ferri Rocco, 32
70022 Altamura (Bari)

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