SHIPBOARD FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS--THE CASE FOR UPGRADING

During the 1980s, rules and requirements regarding shipboard and offshore fire protection increased. The technology has evolved from a simple relay system via a semiconductor and IC-technique to today's computerized and analog/addressable systems with seemingly unlimited applications options. Therefore, vessels built in the early seventies, with only manual call points in accommodation spaces and detectors provided only in the engine room, cannot be considered as having nearly the degree of fire safety that recently-built vessels provide. The changing technology is described, and it is urged that the upgrading of equipment on older vessels be made mandatory.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Laensberg, S
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

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  • Accession Number: 00660889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM