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About Kahlenberg UK

Kahlenberg UK Ltd is the European distributor for Kahlenberg Industries, Inc. providing full European support and local stock for Kahlenberg marine and industrial air horns, sound signals, controllers, air compressors and the company's other products.

Please contact us for further assistance at enquiries@kahlenberg.co.uk or on +44 (0)1635 35353

Sound signal legal requirements

IMO COLREGs bookWhile countries across Europe will have local laws that apply to ship and boat navigation, there is a common requirement worldwide for all leisure, commercial and military vessels to conform to the IMO International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. As Steve Austin, Senior Policy Lead at the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) explains: "The COLREGs apply to all vessels, there is no differentiation between coded and non-coded vessels. Should the whistles prove not to conform then they will need to be modified or changed."

"Whistles should conform to the performance in COLREGs, Appendix III and the appropriate parts of IEC 60945 to EN60945 which deal with the marine operating environment."

All Kahlenberg products meet or exceed these requirements. Many other new and currently installed sound signals are non-compliant and might be breaching maritime law and invalidating insurance cover.

P449-Series DC air horn compressors

Kahlenberg P449-14 marine duty compressor for air horns

Kahlenberg P449-Series marine grade air compressors can be coupled to Kahlenberg's K Series and Zero Series air horns as well as the Chimetone D-1. They are supplied as full kits, with the correct grade of tubing and a safety valve, air gauge and push-fit connections. The supply is regulated for controlled air consumption.

Specifying Kahlenberg compressor kits with your air horn order ensures that you get the very best performance and reliability, with compressors rated for a 100% continuous duty cycle and oil-less operation ensuring low maintenance.

P449-13 and P449-14 marine grade air horn compressors

The P449-13 (12V DC) and P449-14 (24V DC) compressor kits (pictured) are suitable for all Zero Series Kahlenberg air horns, plus the Chimetone D-1. Operation is quiet, only 69 dB(A) @ 1m; the twin compressors are vibration isolated.

Current draw is maximum 46A at 12V and 28A at 24V. Free air delivery (FAD) at 8 bar is 1.78CFM (50l/m). Maximum pressure is 150psi (10.31 bar).

P449-13 and P449-14 air compressor downloads

Kahlenberg P449-13 and P449-14 marine grade air horn compressors technical information (PDF 177Kb)

 

Kahlenberg P449-17 and P449-18 marine grade air horn compressors

P449-17 and P449-18 marine grade air horn compressors

The very compact P449-17 (12V DC) and P449-18 (24V DC) compressor kits are suitable for S-0A and D-0A Zero Series Kahlenberg air horns. Operation is quiet and the single compressor is vibration isolated.

Current draw is maximum 21A at 12V and 12A at 24V. Free air delivery (FAD) at 100psi is 0.85CFM (24l/m) on the P449-17 and 0.99CFM (28l/m) on the P449-18. Pressure is regulated between 120psi-150psi (8.3bar-10.3 bar).

P449-17 and P449-18 air compressor downloads

Kahlenberg P449-17 and P449-18 marine grade air horn compressors technical information (PDF 343Kb)

 

Kahlenberg P449-23 and P449-24 marine grade air horn compressors

P449-23 and P449-24 marine grade air horn compressors

The P449-23 (12V DC) and P449-24 (24V DC) compressor kits are suitable for T-0A Zero Series Kahlenberg air horns. Operation is quiet and the single compressor is vibration isolated.

Current draw is maximum 21A at 12V and 12A at 24V. Free air delivery (FAD) at 100psi is 0.85CFM (24l/m) on the P449-17 and 0.99CFM (28l/m) on the P449-18. Pressure is regulated between 120psi-150psi (8.3bar-10.3 bar).

P449-23 and P449-24 air compressor downloads

Kahlenberg P449-23 and P449-24 marine grade air horn compressors technical information (PDF 325Kb)

Further information

Call Kahlenberg UK now on +44 (0)1635 35353 or email enquiries@kahlenberg.co.uk