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1st Edition

Firefighting and Fire Safety Systems on Ships

  • Available for pre-order on April 5, 2023. Item will ship after April 26, 2023
ISBN 9781032473055
April 26, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This accessible reference introduces firefighting and fire safety systems on ships and is written in line with the IACS Classification Rules for Firefighting Systems. It covers the design, construction, use and maintenance of firefighting and fire safety systems, with cross references to the American Bureau of Shipping rules and various Classification Society regulations which pertain to specific Classification Society rules.

  • Focuses on basic principles in line with current practice
  • Aimed at non-specialists

The book suits professional seafarers, students, and cadets, as well as leisure sailors and professionals involved in the logistics industry. It is also particularly useful for naval architects, ship designers, and engineers who need to interpret the Class rules when developing shipboard firefighting systems.

Table of Contents

Part I. Science of combustion.  1. Chemistry of fire.  2. Classifications of fire.  Part II. Fire extinguishing systems and infrastructure.  3. Shipboard fire main systems.  4. Class requirements for fire main systems.  5. Fixed water extinguishing systems.  6. Foam extinguishing systems.  7. Fire extinguishing systems on gas carriers.  8. Portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers.  Part III. Additional Requirements.  9. Additional fire protection requirements.  10. Fire control plans. 

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Alexander Olsen is a Senior Consultant at RINA Consulting Defence UK. He is STCW II 1995 qualified and has also worked as a marine training designer, marine auditor, and fisheries observer. He is the author of Introduction to Ship Operations and Onboard Safety, Core Concepts of Maritime Navigation, Introduction to Ship Engine Room Systems, Maritime Cargo Operations, and Merchant Ship Types (with Routledge).