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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.

Air compressors and accessories

Kahlenberg air horns can be powered from a variety of sources including existing supplies. However if you want the same reliability and safety in service as the horn itself then specify Kahlenberg air compressors with your purchase.

Kahlenberg air compressor kits come with a comprehensive set of components all carefully matched to provide best performance. DC and AC-powered options are available.

Kahlenberg UK also stocks a complementary range of accessories and spares. Please contact us on +44 (0)1635 35 35 35 or by mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance.

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.

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KA series AC air horn compressors

Kahlenberg KA1000 marine duty AC air horn compressorThe Kahlenberg KA1000 and KA2000 marine duty air compressors are powered by 120V/240V AC single phase supplies to provide a powerful and reliable air supply for Kahlenberg Chimetone models between the T-1 and T-3A.

Both models are rated for continuous duty and utilise an oil-less design for easy maintenance and Jun-Air compressors for excellent reliability. Thermal protection and vibration protection are employed as standard.

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Further information

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