Though refrigerated ships are intrinsically fire-resistant, they can be vulnerable to hazardous external factors during periods of repair work and cargo handling. This article <contributed by Blue Star Line> discusses fire hazards, fire protection and fire fighting in these ships, at sea and in port. Among the aspects considered are: insulation materials <modern materials have done much to reduce fire risk>; engine room, refrigeration plant and circulation systems <protection is provided by careful design and construction, and by early-warning systems>; fire and smoke detection systems and alarms; patrols; sampling <of atmosphere from cargo areas> in a detecting cabinet on the bridge; carbon dioxide <an effective extinguishant>; stopping of air circulation fans and closing of air ducts in event of fire; additional protection given by modern refrigerants.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Safety at Sea, 1983, p. 23 <Aug.> (1 p.)
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM