A feature of the fire risk in ships is the wide variety of types of fire that can occur. The disparity extends also to the likely delay in discovery, the growth rate, the threat that it offers (i.e. to life, to the cargo, or to the vessel), and to the fixed installations for dealing with them. If there is any extinguishing installation in accommodation areas, it is almost certainly sprinklers. These are well understood, documented and controlled. They are, therefore, not considered further in this article except to note that in the early stages of fire in accommodation spaces the most immediate threat is to the life of persons who may be sleeping there, for which purpose a sprinkler system is not ideal. This article is concerned with cargo-holds and machinery-spaces.

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    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill
    Surrey RH1 1QS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Pucill, P M
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Accession Number: 00141606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM