This paper reviews electricity as a possible source of ignition, and electrical insulation as a source of fuel for a fire. The regulations and standards relating to the spread of fire along cable runs are considered in some detail and the results of Lloyd's Register's research are given. The smoke, toxicity and acidity generated by cable fires is also discussed. Attention is drawn to the trade-off between the improved fire performance of recently developed cables and the possible retrogression of those physical characteristics necessary for their use in the construction and service life of every ship.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 35p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00659689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM