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Standard Guide for Shipboard Fire Detection Systems

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Standard Guide for Shipboard Fire Detection Systems


1.1 This guide covers the selection, installation, maintenance, and testing of shipboard fire detection systems other than sprinkler systems.

1.2 This guide is intended for use by all persons planning, designing, installing or utilizing fire alarm systems onboard vessels. As it includes regulatory requirements, this guide addresses those vessels subject to regulations and ship classification rules. However, the principles stated herein are also suitable for unregulated commercial vessels, pleasure craft, military vessels, and similar vessels that are not required to meet regulations for fire detection and alarm systems.

1.3 Limitations -This guide does not constitute regulations or ship classification rules, which must be consulted when applicable.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


alarm signalling device/alarms; auxiliary machinery spaces; cargo space; control spaces; dry cargo space; electrical automatic fire detection/alarm systems; environmental effects on fire detectors; escape routes; fire alarms (marine); fire fighting systems-marine use; flame detectors; heat detectors; ionization smoke detectors; machinery (for ships); marine fire detection; marine systems/subsystems/equipment; Paint lockers; ICS Number Code 13.220.20 (Fire protection); 47.020.50 (Deck and other equipment and installations)

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01.07 (Ships and Marine Technology)

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13.220.20 (Fire protection Including equipment)

47.020.50 (Deck equipment and installations)

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Jan. 15, 1992

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9 pages

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