Ship fire prevention

Author(s) A. J. S. Bennett
Publisher Pergamon Press
Date 1994/td>
Pages 192
Format pdf
Size 46 Mb







This is an absolutely must have publication for those willing to enhance the safety of their ships. The author has provided a perfect introduction to the most effective methods of preventing fires on board vessels, discussing the standard and commonly accepted procedures of fire extinguishing. In total, there are two parts in the book, and eight chapters, starting with the brief overview of the different types of the equipment used to fight fires on board modern ships.

For example, the author provides detailed explanation on the fire pumps, including both single – and multi-purpose ones) and gives the professional description of the measurements that are so handy in the study of preventing shipboard fires. The free surface effect on stability has been analyzed in the separate chapter.

The author has also included the necessary extracts from the applicable regulations and rules that shall be followed at all times. The explosion prevention aspects have been paid due attention, and the conditions normally leading to the explosions have been analyzed in the way how they can be avoided. The volume concludes with the description of the preventive measures to be implemented on board ships.

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