Telcom & Data Introduces Cooper MEDC Fire Alarm for Offshore Drilling Rigs

Offshore personnel work with highly combustible materials and confront many other hazardous conditions. According to the U.S. department of the Interior, there are more than 100 fires reported on rigs and platforms every year, making fire safety essential. Telcom & Data, a leader in emergency communication, is proud to introduce Cooper’s explosion-proof SM87BG manual fire alarm for offshore safety. The unit is ruggedly built, easy to install, and requires very little maintenance.

The alarm is constructed with marine grade alloy or stainless steel and meets strict standards to handle the harshest offshore conditions. The alarm is UL listed for Class I, Div. 1, Groups C & D and Class I, Zone 1 safety standards. Moreover, the alarm is IP66 and IP67 rated, proving its protection against particles, water, and severe weather. The unit can operate in temperatures between –40°F and +158°F.

“Since 1975, the oil and gas industry has turned to the MEDC brand for the most reliable and highly respected alarms and loudspeakers in the industry,” said Scott Hearn, president of Cooper Notification. “The Series SM87BG manual fire alarm, emergency shutdown breakglass and pushbutton units are no exception. They have been designed for the most arduous environmental conditions, featuring ease of installation and maintenance.”

For more information about the SM87BG fire alarm, visit Telcom & Data's website or call 1-800-335-0229.