The status of fire protection aboard ships is described, as well as methods of accident prevention and protection. The range of required fire equipment for various ships is given. A fire protection system for a 150-thousand-ton tanker is described. Measures are recommended for minimizing damage to the fire protection system in case of accident (explosion or collision). Conditions attending a deck fire are analyzed. The principles of use of various foams (20 to 1000:1) in fire protection systems are given for different combustibles (low-expansion foam is recommended where long throws are required). It is recommended that empty tanks be filled with inert gas to prevent explosions, and for optimum fire protection the most rational combination consists of foam, fog, hand lines, and carbon dioxide. Foam or fog systems are most practical for engine compartments. Large engine rooms should be protected by high-expansion foams. Likely places where fires can start are indicated, as are fire fighting problems resulting from smoke. It is asserted that cost is insignificant when compared with possible losses resulting from accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schroedter (C) and Company

    Stubbenhuk 10
    Hamburg 11,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Ackerman, G
  • Publication Date: 1971


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1962-68
  • Serial:
    • HANSA
    • Volume: 108
    • Issue Number: 20
    • Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Fire Research Abstracts and Reviews
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM