This series of six tests evaluated performance of three types of light-weight non-structural bulkhead panels when subjected to berthing compartment fire conditions. The tests were conducted in full-scale compartments constructed aboard the test vessel ALBERT E. WATTS at the U.S. Coast Guard Fire and Safety Test Detachment, Mobile, Alabama. Each test compartment simulated a typical Coast Guard cutter 2-man chief petty officer berthing compartment arrangement, including standard shipboard furniture (bunks, clothing lockers, bookrack and chair). A realistic fuel load was provided, including clothing, publication, and standard issue mattresses and bedding. Fuel load arrangement, test compartment ventilation, method of ignition and test duration (60 minutes) were similar in all cases.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Wolverton, CDJ
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-16/79, USCG-D-78-79
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM