Describes in detail new and interesting development in marine fire protection, Rederi AB Stena Line (The Stena Shipping Company) of Gothenburg, is the first shipping company which has arranged for the installation of a Halon 1301 system for total protection in all their eleven ro-ro ships, now under construction at Hyundai Shipyard in South Korea. "Total protection" in this context means that the engine room with associated spaces, as well as the cargo space consisting of one single large main trailer deck with the lower hold below, are, from a fire extinguishing point of view, protected by Halon 1301. The accomplishment of the project is attributed to four factors: 1) Stena Line's interest in utilising the development of the modern Halon-technology over the past few years. 3) The Swedish Administration of Shipping and Navigation's compliance to extend beyond the present rule requirements in order to stimulate (instead of stagnating) development within this new fire extinguishing technique. 3) Lloyd's Register of Shipping in London, which in its capacity as Classification Society for the entire series of ships, has scrutinised in detail and approved the total system arrangement. 4) The manufacturer's attempt to start a new product development of its own, adapted to the special marine requirements and conditions required by today's types of ships.

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    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill
    Surrey RH1 1QS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gudmandson, G
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00168348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Safety at Sea International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 102
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM