Marine

A full service fire protection and security solutions provider, The Hiller Companies provides an extensive range of offerings to protect people and property within marine and offshore environments all around the world. Our experienced engineers and technicians will seamlessly manage the design, engineering, installation, service and maintenance of your customized fire detection and suppression system.

Analyzing fire hazards to design the right system for the unique needs of marine customers is a challenging task. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. The Hiller Companies has decades of experience working on all types of marine hazards. This experience allows Hiller to analyze individual hazards and engineer customized fire prevention, detection and suppression systems that meet the specialized challenges of marine customers. We work with naval architects, marine engineering consultants and owners/operators to determine the most cost-effective approach providing for both life safety and equipment protection while meeting the applicable regulations. Hiller can provide full system design and engineering, installation of equipment and ongoing maintenance and support.

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At The Hiller Companies, our mission is to minimize your downtime while protecting your assets. In order to provide the most efficient and safe fire protection on the water, Hiller provides state-of-the-art Securiplex water mist protection technology. Approved for marine use, water mist protection uses a fraction of the water used by conventional sprinklers and is well suited for the protection of a wide range of marine hazards. Reduced post-discharge damage and clean up as well as simple recharge provide for less downtime, while clean and green technology poses no risk to your crew and assets. Hiller’s customized water mist systems are cost effective and provide the most protection of your personnel, equipment and productivity.

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The Hiller Companies’ foam system expertise ranges from small commercial systems to military specification systems. Through a wide range of options for foam products and delivery systems, Hiller can customize foam fire suppression systems that are highly effective against a variety of fire hazards and are suitable for fire extinguishment on deck and below deck – from flight decks and hangars to bilges. We offer high-expansion foam systems as well as aqueous film forming foams (AFFFs), and can comply with commercial marine standards (USCG & IMO/SOLAS) and US Navy military specifications. Hiller’s designs, systems and products work to provide optimal fire suppression to protect any asset.

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From clean agents and CO2 for new installations to the replacement of existing Halon systems, gaseous systems are very effective for machinery spaces and other hazards. Available for total flood applications as well as local applications as appropriate, Hiller offers a full array of gaseous systems to adapt to the unique requirements of protecting life and property at sea.

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Fire detection is a critical step in fire prevention. A properly functioning, well-maintained fire detection system can reduce or eliminate a risk before it becomes a problem. There are many types of hazards and applications that require a thorough understanding of the regulations and technology to give the best protection. The Hiller Companies has decades of experience along with the technical capability to design, install and maintain a full spectrum of fire protection systems and keep them in peak condition. Fire detection options include: flame detection, heat detection, smoke detection, air sampling, cable and digital sensor linear detection. Hiller represents some of the most respected detection and fire alarm manufacturers in the world and can customize any system to meet individualized fire detection needs.

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Demand for liquid natural gas (LNG) continues to rise and the use of LNG as a marine fuel is becoming more popular as well. The need for effective fire suppression and containment at every point in the process is critical for safety. The Hiller Companies has extensive experience with marine dry chemical fire suppression, particularly for LNG applications. Using dry chemical systems to protect LNG bunkering stations as well as other LNG hazards, Hiller offers fixed system and hose reel application options. Each option is tailored to the needs of the customer from nozzle specification to final placement and detection needs. Hiller focuses on prevention, control and extinguishment for effective fire protection of LNG marine operations.

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Without warning, gas leaks can put personnel and assets at risk quickly. Effective gas detection systems are critical to the process of containing toxic and combustible gases immediately. From portable gas detection to fixed monitoring and sampling systems, The Hiller Companies has the solutions to protect marine environments and staff from this invisible hazard. Hiller offers detection systems for LNG, carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen sulphide and other gases. Our LNG detection systems are in compliance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), United States Coast Guard and classification societies for LNG-fueled vessels. Hiller works with some of the world’s most respected detection manufacturers and can design, install and maintain customized gas detection systems across all marine applications.

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The galley may be the most fire-prone place on a vessel. The Hiller Companies offers flexibility and ease of design and installation utilizing wet chemical systems, which provide total extinguishment and prevention of re-flash in protected galley areas. Required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for deep fat fryer protection, galley wet chemical protection systems provide fast flame knock down and securement. Our systems also comply with United States Coast Guard Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular and IMO guidelines for the protection of all galley appliances, fryers, exhaust ducts, hoods and more.  On-board recharge capabilities minimize loss of productivity in the event of discharge.

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Teekay Pipe Couplings, distributed exclusively in the U.S. by The Hiller Companies, have a savings solution that fits your needs. By simply butting two pipes together and connecting with a Teekay Pipe Coupling, space, weight, time and cost savings are achieved with every installation. The Hiller Companies, founded in 1919, is a full service fire protection and security provider. We seek the best products that will best fit our clients’ needs. We have found that in Teekay Couplings. Their superior design is uniform whether they’re working with a Navy combatant ship or an offshore supply vessel.

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Inspection is one of the most important elements in maintaining safe and effective marine fire protection. Knowing that equipment is operational and fully charged at all times brings assurance of fire safety and preparedness in the high-risk marine environment. The Hiller Companies provides annual inspections in accordance with the requirements of the United States Coast Guard and classification societies. Our services include troubleshooting and repair, recharging, air sampling and training. Hiller’s experienced technicians are able to service systems from the most advanced to the most outdated. All personnel are factory-trained by leading manufacturers to ensure that your equipment stays in-specification and top condition. We can also provide long-term maintenance agreements and fleet-wide, all-inclusive service programs.

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Inspection is one of the most important elements in maintaining safe and effective marine fire protection. Knowing that equipment is operational and fully charged at all times brings assurance of fire safety and preparedness in the high-risk marine environment. The Hiller Companies provides annual inspections in accordance with the requirements of the United States Coast Guard and classification societies such as ABS and DNV GL. We can provide troubleshooting/repair, US Department of Transportation (USDOT)-approved pressure vessel hydrostatic testing and recharging, air sampling, and training. Hiller’s experienced technicians are able to service systems from the most advanced to the most outdated. All personnel are factory-trained by leading manufacturers to ensure that your equipment stays in-specification and top condition. We can provide long-term maintenance agreements and company-wide, all-inclusive service programs which have minimal impact on your operations.

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The navigation and marking lighting systems on offshore oil and gas platforms are complex and specialized. The Hiller Companies is dedicated to providing solutions, ensuring compliance and offering unrivaled customer care for all offshore navigational aid needs. An on-hand, dedicated Hiller staff with the technical, safety, and real life knowledge of the navigational aids industry will ensure current needs are met and help plan for future growth. Hiller has the experience to ensure compliance with national and international regulations. Strong relationships with suppliers and manufacturers coupled with decades of experience allows us to provide full service for audible aids, lanterns, power sources and helideck lighting for ports, harbors, Class A, B and C Gulf waters, as well as national and international waterways. Hiller provides long-term maintenance agreements and fleet-wide, all-inclusive service programs to minimize downtime and trouble shoot for all navigation and marking lighting systems.

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For decades, foam has been used as a medium for fire suppression. Unlike other extinguishing agents, foam can suppress a flammable or combustible liquid fire using the combined properties of cooling the fire, preventing the contact of oxygen to the flame/ignition source, and smothering vapors.

The Hiller Companies designs and manufactures a variety of customizable foam fire fighting stations capable of controlling fires and spills of flammable and combustible liquids. One person can easily operate the device to its full potential with the necessary speed and effectiveness to deliver foam to the required area in an emergency. This self-contained unit requires only water pressure to operate and is designed for installation in a fixed location such as processing, storage, or handling area. Hiller offers options for fully customizable stations as well as individual reels and stands.

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The Hiller Companies has considerable experience developing custom solutions for the special applications and challenging requirements of commercial vessels, naval vessels and offshore platforms. Hiller has the in-house capability to integrate components, fabricate framing, and foundations and to build assemblies, such as actuation panels and equipment skids. This facilitates and optimizes the construction process by maximizing the amount of work and testing performed in the shop rather than on-site. We work with commercial marine standards (flag & class) on a daily basis and can accommodate all construction, inspection and certification requirements. With a working knowledge of military standards and the demands of naval vessels, Hiller can furnish systems that comply with MIL-SPEC shock, vibration and EMI requirements. Hiller also regularly builds products that meet stringent military welding standards as well as those of commercial marine regulatory bodies.

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