PREVENTION OF FIRE SPREADING IN MARINE HVAC-PLANTS OF PASSENGER SHIPS

The author's concern is with preventing the spread of fire through the ducts of ship air conditioning and ventilation plants. Attention is first given to the rules of thumb that should underlie the planning process, the objective of which must be to minimize the number and size of duct penetrations of fire-resistant bulkheads. Design details are then considered for penetrations--including the requirements of the SOLAS Convention and of various national authorities--and for fire dampers. The tasks to be carried out if a fire does occur are explained. The paper concludes by emphasizing the importance of periodic function tests of such HVAC-system components as fans and dampers, and by noting what faults the tests can disclose.

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  • Pagination: 12p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00659691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM