RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY VENTILATION PROJECT: DESIGN GUIDELINES AND SYSTEM COMPLIANCE TEST METHOD

The objectives of this study were to develop some empirical data (guidelines) on recreational boat engine compartment ventilation systems and to develop procedures for a ventilation standard based on performance of the installed system. The proposed standard requires that the powered ventilation system reduce a contaminant gas concentration to 7 percent of its initial concentration within 1.5 minutes of operation of the ventilation system. The compliance test requires use of a gas concentration measurement device and three sensor locations. The concentration reduction for each of the three gas sensors is to be compared with the standard. Guidelines are suggested which should produce compliance of power-ventilated compartments. Other guidelines are provided for natural ventilation systems. (Author)

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  • Authors:
    • Martinsen, W E
    • Welker, J R
    • Ice, J N
    • Muhlenkamp, S P
  • Publication Date: 1978-1-9

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  • Pagination: 98 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00180847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UE-339-FR, USCG-D-34-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-42355A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2002 12:00AM