Barrus scoop an Innovations Showcase Award

Barrus team celebrate the award

The 2018 European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMA’s) celebrate the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this vibrant and productive industry sector.

UK-based Barrus was the winner in the Marine Equipment, Electronics and Materials category.  The award was for the Capsize PIRS® patented system for four stroke engines.

Barrus launched the four-stroke PIRS® project in 2015 and has now developed a patented system for Mercury and Mariner four-stroke engines. Capsize PIRS® is fully automatic and integrated within the engine’s electronic control unit. The system ensures no water can enter the internals of the engine and is operated without removing the engine cover as, unlike a two-stroke engine, this can contaminate the oil and can cause serious component failures.

The ECMA’s judging panel commented “Getting post immersion systems to efficiently work on 4 stroke outboards has been a major challenge and we feel that world-wide rescue organisations will benefit substantially from this development.”

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