Modern ships are increasing in size, but are diminishing in crew population. This low population is in itself an ample justification for the general provision of automatic fire detection in ships, simply because it cannot be assumed that any worthwhile proportion of the spaces in a ship will be under anything like constant surveillance by the crew. This article explains why it is so desirable not only to fulfill but to exceed the minimum statutory requirements for detection. The main such requirements are: 1) Passenger ships must have a manually operated fire alarm system together with an effective fire patrol. 2) Cargo spaces not accessible to patrols must have an approved detection system. 3) An automatic detection system must be provided in unattended machinery spaces.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill
    Surrey RH1 1QS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Humphrey, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM